El Greco

  1. Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614)
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  • Soutine's paintings of skinned rabbits, plucked fowl, fish and beef carcasses—metaphors for suffering and martyrdom, especially the Crucifixion—were inspired by paintings of similar subjects by Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt and Chardin. Constructivist Criticism Laid Bare
  • The London version may come from the large room, which Pacheco saw on his visit to El Greco, full of reduced versions of his paintings which he kept for replicating his works or as a record of their authenticity.
  • The oddly attenuated, gothic proportions of her figures, for example, derive from Varo's admiration for El Greco.
  • El Greco began as an icon painter in Crete, and certain formal qualities of Byzantine icons - such as their elongation of the figure - never left his art.
  • This show includes six nonobjective masterpieces by Malevich, including "Suprematist Composition: Airplane Flying" (1915), which seemingly positions us at the origin of creation, and "Mystic Suprematism" (1920-27), a precise distillation of the torsion experienced in an El Greco crucifixion. Intersecting Planes and Opposing Angles
  • Neither panels, as wings of a triptych, are of course signed, but they witness to a feature of El Greco's life - the production of multiple versions of the same scenes.
  • Much of the modern study of El Greco might be described as oscillating between two extremes - either a sharp focus on the attribution of his works, or a discursive handling of the historiography of the artist's personality and image.
  • El Greco's Jeronimo de Cevallos, with its slightly blurred focus and vigorous brushwork, anticipates techniques to be used by Velazquez in his paintings of dwarfs and buffoons.
  • The best pieces include three paintings by El Greco.
  • At the Venice Biennale he encounters "jet-lagged, hectic miens," while El Greco is called "a pictorial rhapsode of militant piety. An Eye on the Tremors
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