El Greco: Master of the Mannerism

El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a Greek artist whose painting and sculpture helped define the Spanish Renaissance and influence various movements to come. “El Greco” (“The Greek”) was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin. He is remembered chiefly for his elongated, tortured figures, often religious in nature, the style of which baffled his contemporaries but helped establish his reputation in the years to come.

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