''El Greco; Asunción de la Virgen''. The overscale folds of El Greco's draperies suggest the use of a lay figure. The effect is to create a sense of unreality - like a mad dream where nothing is as it should be.

''El Greco; Asunción de la Virgen''. The overscale folds of El Greco's draperies suggest the use of a lay figure. The effect is to create a sense of unreality - like a mad dream where nothing is as it should be.

"El caballero con la mano en el pecho". Posible autorretrato de El Greco. 1583-85 Museo del Prado, Madrid

"El caballero con la mano en el pecho". Posible autorretrato de El Greco. 1583-85 Museo del Prado, Madrid

El Greco, The Opening of the Fifth Seal, about 1610, 225 × 193 cm, The Met, New York

El Greco, The Opening of the Fifth Seal, about 1610, 225 × 193 cm, The Met, New York

'View of Toledo', by El Greco c.1596-1600, Oil on Canvas. It's very rare to find an isolated landscape in the spanish paintings during the Renaissance and even during the Baroque. This makes El Greco the first landscaper in the history of Spanish art. Regarding its enigmatic symbolism, it is thought that it could be related to the mystic spirit that the city was involved during those times.

'View of Toledo', by El Greco c.1596-1600, Oil on Canvas. It's very rare to find an isolated landscape in the spanish paintings during the Renaissance and even during the Baroque. This makes El Greco the first landscaper in the history of Spanish art. Regarding its enigmatic symbolism, it is thought that it could be related to the mystic spirit that the city was involved during those times.

Saint Peter by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  (Greek, 1540/41–1614)

Saint Peter by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, 1540/41–1614)

El Greco, St James ( San Santiago el Mayor ) El Apóstol que, según la tradición hispana fue enterrado en Santiago de Compostela, suele representarse con conchas, cayado y sombrero. Sin embargo en la pieza del museo porta un pequeño bastón, un símbolo no demasiado evidente del peregrino.

El Greco, St James ( San Santiago el Mayor ) El Apóstol que, según la tradición hispana fue enterrado en Santiago de Compostela, suele representarse con conchas, cayado y sombrero. Sin embargo en la pieza del museo porta un pequeño bastón, un símbolo no demasiado evidente del peregrino.

El Greco, The Disrobing of Christ, 1577-79, Sacristy of the Cathedral, Toledo, Spain

El Greco, The Disrobing of Christ, 1577-79, Sacristy of the Cathedral, Toledo, Spain

Christ Carrying the Cross  El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  (Greek, Candia [Iráklion] 1540/41–1614 Toledo)

Christ Carrying the Cross El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Candia [Iráklion] 1540/41–1614 Toledo)

El Greco, La Adoración de los pastores 319 cm x 180 cm 1612 - 1614 on ArtStack #el-greco #art

El Greco, La Adoración de los pastores 319 cm x 180 cm 1612 - 1614 on ArtStack #el-greco #art

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