El+Greco - "El Greco's elongated figures, ever...

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El caballero de la mano al pecho  autorretrato de El Greco
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El Greco                 El entierro del Conde de Orgasz  1586   Oleo en tela     480 x 360 cm    Santo Tome, Toledo
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                                                The disrobing of Christ- El Greco
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The greatest Mannerist of them all is the Spanish painter El Greco  (Domenicos Theotokopoulos, 1541-1614, called  "El Greco"  because he was  born in Crete ). His artistic roots are diverse: he  traveled between Venice, Rome, and Spain (settling in Toledo).  The Christian doctrines of Spain made a crucial impact on his  approach to painting, and his art represents a blend of passion  and restraint, religious fervor and Neo-Platonism, influenced by  the mysticism of the Counter-Reformation. 
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Unformatted text preview: "El Greco's elongated figures, ever straining upward, his intense and unusual colors, his passionate involvement in his subject , his ardor and his energy, all combine to create a style that is wholly distinct and individual. He is the great fuser, and also the transfuser, setting the stamp of his angular intensity upon all that he creates. To the legacies of Venice, Florence, and Siena, he added that of the Byzantine tradition, not necessarily in form but in spirit (although he did in fact train as an icon painter in his early years in Crete). El Greco always produces icons, and it is this interior gravity of spirit that gives his odd distortions a sacred rightness....
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course SPAN 204 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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