El Greco

El Greco

Xavier Bray
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Author:  Xavier Bray
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  48
Publisher:  National Gallery Company Ltd
Year:  2004
ISBN:  9781857093155

This new introduction to El Greco (1541-1614) follows the artist from his native island to Venice, Rome, Madrid, and then Toledo, the ecclesiastical capital of Spain. El Greco's ability to assimilate different artistic techniques and approaches to religion and philosophy enabled him to develop one of the most original styles of painting in the history of Europe. Despite his highly successful career he was unappreciated for centuries after his death, and this book examines how his genius was rediscovered in the nineteenth century.