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El Greco – San Sebastian

29 Jan

El Greco's 'San Sebastian' (Museo Catedralico, Palencia)

Palencia Cathedral is one of the city’s monuments to its rich history. It is known as ‘La Bella Desconocida’ (The Beautiful Unknown One). Perhaps it is because of the treasures inside the cathedral that it has been given such a curious title. El Greco’s ‘St. Sebastian’ is just one of the valuable paintings to be found here.


El Greco – ‘Nobleman with a hand on his chest’

22 Jan
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El Greco – El caballero de la mano en el pecho
location – Museo de Prado, Madrid
This is considered to be one of the ‘must see’ paintings in the Prado.

El Greco by Robert Bovington

21 Jan

real name – Dominikos Theotokópulos

El Greco was an ‘honorary Spaniard’ and an artist. He was actually born in Crete in 1541 but after a period of study in Italy he settled in Spain.
Mostly he lived in Toledo and his first commissions there were for altarpieces at the Convent of Santo Domingo and the Cathedral.
Much of his best works are exhibited in his hometown. His best-known work, ‘The Burial of Count Orgaz’, is displayed in the Church of Santo Tomé in the city. More of his work, including ‘The Crucifixion’, is displayed in the Hospital y Museo de Santa Cruz in Toledo and also in the Greco Museum and House in the city. Madrid’s Museo del Prado also displays some of his work.
He is known primarily for his religious paintings but he also produced other work including icons and sculpture.
El Greco – ‘The Burial of Count Orgaz’
location: Santo Tomé, Toledo