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  • See El Greco.

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  • n. 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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Examples

  • "In the Wake of Jesus: El Greco's Saint John" exhibits works by the Cretan-born Renaissance painter known as El Greco (1541-1614) alongside Spanish and Italian masters who inspired his art.

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  • Centerpieces of the exhibition include The Adoration of the Magi, an early painting by Domenicos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco (1541-1614), and elaborate jewelry such as an early seventeenth-century pendant in the form of a caravel, the ship created from gold, enamel, and pearls.

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  • When we had visited this church there remained only the house of the painter known as El Greco, for whom we had formed such a distaste, because of the long features of the faces in his pictures, that our guide could hardly persuade us his house was worth seeing.

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  • A striking instance of the use of this quality is the work of the remarkable Spanish painter usually called El Greco, two of whose works are here shown (page 172 [Transcribers Note: Plate XL]).

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  • He stayed there three months, and he was returned with a name new to the young men: he had wonderful things to say of a painter called El Greco, who it appeared could only be studied in

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  • This bowl's flaming figures recall El Greco, a touchstone artist for Pollock, Ms. Davis said.

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  • That night we ate at a Greek restaurant called El Greco and we had a really fun waiter named Adonis.

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  • Domênikos Theotokópoulos known as El Greco 1541-1614

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  • ( "A certain correspondence to light in religious paintings, such as El Greco's ... could be effectively used," he goes on to say.)

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  • It features masterpieces by Spanish painters such as El Greco, Goya and Picasso.

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