El-Escorial, Spain

El-Escorial, Spain

By Martin Beek - November 19, 2010

El Greco The Martydom of St Maurice and the Theban (detail) oil on canvas 14'8" x 9'11" 1580-82 Painted for the Basilica of El Escorial but now in the picture gallery.El Greco (medieval Castilian for "the Greek") is the popular name for Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος Dominikos Theotokópoulos (1541, Fodele or Candia (now Heraklion), Crete – April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain), a Cretan Greek painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He is best known for tortuously elongated figures   [Read Full Description]

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