Domínikos Theotokópulos, known as "El Greco", was one of the most extraordinary artists of the late 1500s: with his very original, long brushstrokes, he interpreted his time in a dissonant, intractable, restive way.
Crete, Venice, Toledo: cities of sun and myth, balanced between history and legend. They are the three destinations of the human and artistic career of one of the most restless, eccentric masters of the late 1500s. Last heir of the Renaissance or forerunner of the Baroque? Defining the style of Domínikos Theotokópulos, known as “El Greco” (1541-1614), is a daunting task. From the pensive, fearsome fixity of the Cretan icon to the color immersion of Venice, all the way to Spain, in a land shaped by winds of mysticism and courage, illusion and “desengaño”, amidst the glitter of ephemeral glory: El Greco interprets his time and his world in a dissonant, intractable, restive way, through unique masterpieces.