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El Greco : identity and transformation : Crete, Italy, Spain
Greco, 1541?-1614.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[Madrid] : Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza ; Milano : Skira ; New York, NY : Distributed in North America and Latin America by Abbeville Publishing Group, 1999.
Physical Description:
465 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition held at: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Feb. 3-May 16, 1999; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, June 2-Sept. 19, 1999; National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Oct. 18, 1999-Jan. 17, 2000.
The construction of a painter : a century of searching for and interpreting El Greco / José Alvarez Lopera -- El Greco invested with nationalist ideologies / Nicos Hadjinicolaou -- Cretan painting during the XV and XVI centuries : the long path towards Domenikos Theotokopoulos and his early production / Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides -- El Greco in Italy and Italian art / Lionello Puppi -- 1570-1575 : the situation of painting in Rome / Claudio Strinati -- El Greco in Spain / José Manuel Pita Andrade -- El Greco's artistic thought : from the eyes of the soul to the eyes of reason / Fernando Marías -- The ascent of the mind to God : El Greco's religious imagery and spiritual reform in Spain / David Davies.
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ND813.T4 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Born in 1541 in Candia (Crete). Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco started to paint during his childhood in Greece. In 1567 he moved to Venice where he became pupil of the great Venetian master Titian and studied the works by Tintoretto, Veroneso and Bassano. In 1577 he left Italy for Spain, hoping to take part to the decoration of the Escorial. In this country he obtained many commissions for churches and monasteries in Toledo and in its surroundings.

The monography -- catalogue of the major international travelling exhibition opening in Madrid (3 February - 16 May 1999) and then travelling to Rome (10 June - 19 September 1999) and Athens (14 October 1999 - 17 January 2000) -- explores the various aspects of the Greek master painting and his relationship with the countries where he lived and worked, from his birthplace, to Italy (Venice, Parma and Rome) and Spain, his adoptive country where he died in 1614.