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  • 1.Domnikos Theotokpoulos El GRECOGREEK TEAM

2. El Greco or Domnikos Theotokpoulos (1541 1614)was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance 3. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his national Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, (Domnikos Theotokpoulos), often adding the word "Cretan". 4. Early years in Greece He was born in Candia, Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master in Crete before travelling at age 26 to Venice, as many other Greek artists . 5. Early WorkCretan period 1565-1566Dormition of the Virgin, HolyCathedral of the Dormition of the Virgin, Hermoupo lis, Syros, Greece . 6. Venice About 1566, El Greco Went to Venice where he remained until 1570. He was employed in the workshop of Titian and was also strongly influenced by Tintoretto both masters of the high Renaissance. Early Venetian paintings such as Christ healing the blind man demonstrated his Assimilation of Tintorettos figural compositions and use of deep spatial recesses. 7. Christ Healing the Blind, by El Greco 8. Christ Healing the Blind Man. 1560s. Oil on panel. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany 9. Rome In 1570, El Greco moved to Rome, where he executed a series of works strongly marked by his Venetian apprenticeship. During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. Jacopo Tintoretto 10. Two of El Grecos paintings included in Orsinis collection 11. El Grecos Allegory of the Holy League said to be heavily influenced by Michelangelo 12. Other paintings by El Greco during his time in ItalyChrist driving the traders from the temple - El GrecoEl Greco painting of St John The Evangelist And St FrancisItalian Annunciation painting by El Greco 13. Spain In 1577, El Greco migrated to Madrid, then to Toledo, where he produced his mature works. He arrived in Toledo by July 1577, and signed contracts for a group of paintings that was to adorn the church of Santo Domingo el Antiguo in Toledo and for the renowned El Espolio. 14. View of Toledo c. 1597, Oil on canvas The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 15. Toledo By September 1579 he had completed nine paintings for Santo Domingo, including The Trinity and The Assumptionof the Virgin He did manage to secure two important commissions from the monarch: Allegory of the Holy League and Martyrdom of St.Maurice 16. Assumption of the Virgin. 1577-1579. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. 17. The end During the course of the execution of a commission for the Hospital Tavera , El Greco fell seriously ill, and a month later, on 7 April 1614, he died. A few days earlier, on 31 March, he had directed that his son should have the power to make his will. Two Greeks, friends of the painter, witnessed this last will and , he was buried in the Church of Santo Domingo el Antiguo , aged 73. 18. The Burial of the Count of Orgaz 19. The Disrobing of Christ 20. El Grecos famous worksThe Resurrection 1584-1594. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain 21. El Greco. MaryMagdalen in Penitence. c. 1577.Oil on canvas. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAHis artistic roots are diverse: he traveled between Greece, 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. 22. Baptism of Christ1597-1600 Oil on canvas, 350 x 144 cm; Museo del Prado, MadridThe Holy Trinity1577 Oil on canvas, 300 x 179 cm (118 1/8 x 70 1/2"); Museo del Prado, Madrid 23. The statue of Laocon and His Sons, also called the Laocon Group shows the Trojan priest Laocon and his sons being strangled by sea serpents. 24. St.Peter in Tears. c. 1580-1585. Oil on canvas. The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Couty Durham, UK 25. Christ Carrying the Cross. c. 1590-1595. Oil on canvas. Oscar B. Cintas Foundation, NY, USA 26. Christ on the Cross with Landscapes. c. 1605-1610. Oil oncanvas. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA 27. El Greco - Self Portrait as Saint Luke c1604 (one of the Portraits of the Apostles in the Sacristy of Toledo Cathedral) 28. Thank you!