View of Toledo
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
View of Toledo
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Mannerism, 1540/1541–1614): View of Toledo, c. 1599. Oil on canvas, 47-3/4 x 42-3/4 inches (121.3 x 108.6 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.



"For Picasso, as for so many later admirers, El Greco was both the quintessential Spaniard and a proto-modern—a painter of the spirit" ... El Greco rejected naturalism as a vehicle for his art ... El Greco's modernism is based on his repudiation of the world of mere appearances in favor of the realm of the intellect and the spirit." (© 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.)

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El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism ... El Greco has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school.[3] He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting."

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