El Greco


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El Grec·o

 (grĕk′ō)
See El Greco.
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El Greco

(ɛl ˈɡrɛkəʊ)
n
(Biography) real name Domenikos Theotocopoulos. 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete; noted for his elongated human forms and dramatic use of colour
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El Gre•co

(ɛl ˈgrɛk oʊ, ˈgreɪ koʊ)
n.
(Domenikos Theotocopoulos), 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete.
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Noun1.El Greco - Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614)El Greco - Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614)
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He stayed there three months, and he was returned with a name new to the young men: he had wonderful things to say of a painter called El Greco, who it appeared could only be studied in Toledo.
The greatest portrait painters have painted both, man and the intention of his soul; Rembrandt and El Greco; it's only the second-raters who've only painted man.
"Damn El Greco," said Lawson, "what's the good of jawing about a man when we haven't a chance of seeing any of his work?"
I suppose Velasquez was a better painter than El Greco, but custom stales one's admiration for him: the Cretan, sensual and tragic, proffers the mystery of his soul like a standing sacrifice.
Her weather-tanned complexion, already affected by her confined life, took on an extraordinary clayey aspect which reminded me of a strange head painted by El Greco which my friend Prax had hung on one of his walls and used to rail at; yet not without a certain respect.
Here is one view askew after another of episodes in art history--Picasso organizes a cruel banquet in alleged tribute to Rousseau; El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is dismayed by the body images that Michelangelo created; and much more--which interact with the narrator's life.
This offer includes; return flights from London, Manchester, Liverpool or East Midlands and a four-night stay at Sandos El Greco Beach Hotel on an all-inclusive basis.
Luna probably knew El Greco's El Entierro del Conde de Orgazand certainly the celebrated work by Gustave Courbet, A Burial at Ornans.
It's Old Master season in London this month and among the highlights is a well-preserved El Greco. In September there were exceptional fairs in London and New York, but the highest prices were found in the salerooms