El Greco

El Greco

El Greco

El Greco

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Unique in the history of art El Greco cannot be easily classified as belonging to any school. He has for that reason and many others remained a mystery, an unsolved riddle as puzzling to the artist as to the layman. We are concerned here, not so much with the technique of El Greco, which, after all, the pictures themselves best explain, as with the temperament of the artist, the effect his surroundings had upon him, the atmosphere in which he created his strange and beautiful pictures. Born on one of the Greek islands, educated in Renaissance Italy, and led by chance into the heart of Catholic Spain, he reveals in his works a forceful and disturbing personality.

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