El Greco

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  • noun

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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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Dr Chris Ferguson, curatorial director of Auckland Castle, said the El Greco painting had come up at auction at Sotheby's in London.
In the rediscovery of El Greco about a century ago, Townsend sees a parallel to the painter's Italian predecessor Piero di Cosimo (1462-1521).
The seller, a local family, had owned and operated El Greco since the 1970s.
4 November-1 February 2015 To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, the Met will display nine of the artist's paintings from its holdings, alongside six loans from the Hispanic Society of America--among them this arresting portrait of St Luke.
And his methods seem to owe a lot to the painstaking process of police work: as he talks about his specialisation in El Greco, he refers to "trying to get inside the art, trying to find out all you can, however challenging that might be".
In poems that range from Spain and Portugal to the Caribbean and evoke El Greco, Columbus, Paul Robeson, and Charlie Chaplin, Goodison renders historical idioms in deeply personal fashion.
For David and Virginia Foster, the El Greco of the sonnet is characterized as "Art personified," and with his death, "Art, which was once inspired by Nature, has returned to Nature to serve as her inspiration" (92).
Trained in the Byzantine icon tradition, El Greco never lost the inherent sense of a world open to God's presence, even as his painting drifted into a unique mannerist style.
Some believe Lady in a Fur Wrap - owned by Glasgow Museums - is not the work of 16th century artist El Greco.
Azizi, owned by Mohammed Juma Mohammed Hassan, trained by Sami Saloom and ridden by Stephano Ladjadj, was the biggest winner of the day as it beat Unex El Greco by one-and-half-a-length to win the National Day Cup, sponsored by Bahrain Petroleum Company, for imported horses which carried a cash prize of BD5,000.
The 11-year-old 'manager' of El Greco Restaurant, Olympios Gougoulias, said: "We were involved in all parts of the business.
More than 400 years since El Greco executed 'Saint Dominic in Prayer' in 15th century Toledo, bidders from new markets battled tenaciously for this powerfully expressive work which was appearing at auction for the first time.
By the time the artist El Greco painted this picture, he had lived there for 31 years.
The full-color reproductions include works by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Chagall, Da Vinci, Degas, Delacroix, Duccio, Durer, El Greco, Giotto, Pouissin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Van Der Weyden, and Van Gogh.
It is worth noting John Gosden and owner Bill Gredley are persevering with Unex El Greco (3.