El Greco by: zach verow


Heraklion, Greece 1541- Doménikos Theotokópoulos AKA- El Greco

Toledo, Spain

El Greco received his initial training as an icon painter of the Cretan school

El Greco was a Greek artist whose painting and sculpture helped define the Spanish Renaissance and influence various movements

El Greco created paintings as art work and some of his works are The Purification of the Temple, Penitent Magdalen, and The Adorations of the Name Jesus.

Alessandro Farnese- He was arguably the wealthiest person in Rome at the time.


The Purification of the Temple

It was started in 1596 and was finished in 1600

You can find this piece in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

This piece is significant because he was an icon painter and they usually focus on one person, in this piece however there are multiple people showing different emotions and feelings.

This piece is very colorful and has a lot of meaning. Also this piece is telling a story of the time it was made in. This piece is showing how times were tough for most but some had it good.

Mannerism because it was part of the description of the piece. Also it is mannerism because everyone is showing respect to this one person.


Created with images by pedrosimoes7 - "Lady and Child asleep in a punter under the willows (1887) - John Singer Sargent (1886 - 1925)" • wellcome images - "V0050575 Figures from historical Spanish paintings"

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