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El Greco
Portrait o a Man (presumed sel-portrait o El Greco), c. 1595–1600, ile on canvas, 52.7 × 46.7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Ceety, Unitit States[1]
BornDoménikos Theotokópoulos
1 October 1541
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Dee'd7 Aprile 1614 (aged 72–73)
Toledo, Spain
Kent forPentin, sculptur an airchitectur
Notable wirk(s)El Expolio (1577–1579)
The Assumption o the Virgin (1577–1579)
The Burial o the Coont o Orgaz (1586–1588)
View o Toledo (1596–1600)
Openin o the Fift Seal (1608–1614)

Doménikos Theotokópoulos (Greek: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος [ðoˈminikos θeotoˈkopulos]; 1 October 1541 – 7 Aprile 1614), maist widely kent as El Greco, wis a penter, sculptor an airchitect o the Spaingie Renaissance. "El Greco" ("The Greek") wis a nickname,[a][b] a reference tae his Greek origin, an the airtist normally signed his pentings wi his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Doménikos Theotokópoulos), eften addin the wird Κρής (Krēs, "Cretan").

a. ^ Theotokópoulos acquired the name "El Greco" in Italy, whaur the custom o identifyin a man bi designatin a kintra or ceety o origin wis a common practice. The curious form o the airticle (El) mey be frae the Venetian dialect or mair likely frae the Spaingie, tho in Spaingie his name would be "[El Griego] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)".[2] The Cretan master wis generally kent in Italy an Spain as Dominico Greco, an wis cried anly efter his daith El Greco (Spaingie pronunciation: [el greˈko]).[3]

b. ^ Accordin tae a contemporary, El Greco acquired his name, nae anly for his place o origin, but an aa for the sublimity o his airt: "Oot o the great esteem he was held in he wis cried the Greek (il Greco)" (comment o Giulio Cesare Mancini aboot El Greco in his Chronicles, which war written a few years efter El Greco's daith).[4]


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  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  2. "Greco, El". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2002.
  3. Cormack, R.; Vassilaki, M. (1 August 2005). "The baptism of Christ: New light on early El Greco". Apollo. ISSN 0003-6536. Retrieved 1 Julie 2015 – via The Free Library.
  4. P. Prevelakis, Theotocópoulos—Biography, 47