Item description for El Greco: Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541-1614 (Taschen Basic Art) by Michael Scholz-Hansel...
Cretan-born painter Domenicos Theotocopoulos, better known by his Spanish nickname, El Greco (c.1545-1614), studied under Titian in Venice before settling down in Toldeo. Commissioned by the church and local nobility, El Greco produced dramatic paintings marked by distorted figures and vibrant color contrasted with subtle grays. Though his work was appreciated by his contemporaries, especially intellectuals, it wasn't until the 20th century that it was widely embraced and admired, influencing in particular the Expressionist movement.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Dec 2, 2004
ISBN 3822831719 ISBN13 9783822831717
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Good Summary with Excellent Images Nov 19, 2007
This book contains a basic summary of El Greco's life accompanied by a good number of excellent reproductions of a his works. I bought it mainly for the images, which are the usual high Taschen quality one has come to expect. For what you get for the price, the Taschen Basic Art series of books are a great value.