El Greco, whose real name is Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was called El Greco in Greece. Probably still in his hometown, El Greco has understanding of art have a certain foundation, but the real system of training learning is in Venice. He arrived in Venice around 1567, may have been working in Titian's studio. In 1570, the painter left Venice to Rome, it can be sure that he was thinking and analyzing artwork creation on his way through a number of other Italian cities. El Greco stayed in Madrid for a very short period of time, he settled down in Toledo in 1577. Since then began to paint in the old church of Santo Domingo, and is the cathedral for the creation of a singular extraordinary "Funeral".
Today, El Greco is s a great painter best known medieval Spain. El Greco was a portraitist, he was particularly good at religious paintings, and created numerous altarpieces for the church in Toledo and elsewhere. Although he made such a success, but later in his life, the painter was suck into money problems continuously. One reason is that his lifestyle was too extravagant, another reason is because of his strong self-esteem, frequently occurs with the commission proceedings makers. After Greco died, along with the decline of his reputation, El Greco works are also considered to be "absurd silly" and was snubbed. Until the 19th century, he has finally been widely recognized for his unique and charismatic style of painting in art history. El Greco paintings are in peculiar composition, fantasy layout structure, bold use of color, showing a strange dreamy effect.
El Greco famous masterpieces include "Assumption of the Virgin", "View of Toledo", "Holy Family with St Anne", which is meticulously reproduced by our artist, nearly the same as original. Shop El Greco oil paintings on Artisoo gallery and bring one home to enjoy.