Monday, January 20, 2014

El Greco

                                           El Greco


  El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Art. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname,from him country that it was Greece, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Doménikos Theotokópoulos), often adding the word Κρής .El Greco was born in Crete,in Greece.
  He trained hard and became a master within that tradition before travelling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and he done  a lot of and imprortant  works witch make us proud. During his stay in Italy, El Greco change his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance.
  In 1577, he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major. Produced his best-known paintings. El Greco had dramatic and expressionistic style different than the others in 20th century. El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism, while his personality and works with important poets and writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and Nikos Kazantzakis.  

 El Greco has been characterized as a modern artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school. He is best known for his amazing figures and often fantastic  pigmentation,by Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.
 El Greco painted very important artists such as:

 The Dormition of the Virgin(before 1567)
The Assumption of the Virgin(1577–1579)
The Disrobing of Christ (El Espolio) (1577–1579)

 View of Toledo (c. 1596–1600)

 The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1586–1588)

 I chose to write about El Greco becasuse he was a popular,talented and important artist in 20 century.He had a different style than other artists.In addition to this,he was born in my country and I feel proud when I learnt this information s about his work s and career.



1 comment:

  1. Bravo Irene! Take a look at the phrases I have corrected and underlined. ;-)