El Greco

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) is a famous Greek artist from the 16th and 17th century. Greco’s oil paintings have proved popular in the generations since and fans still regularly buy Greco paintings as reproductions even today. El Greco’s best works included El Espoli, The Assumption of the Virgin, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, View of Toledo and Opening of the Fifth Seal. El Greco’s paintings are believed to have help seed new art movements such as Expressionism and Cubism. Greek artist El Greco spent a lot of time in Italy where he added influences to his existing techniques with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. El Greco is famous for stretched figures and also fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, thus combining Byzantine traditions with those of Western art.

A key belief of El Greco was that colour is the most important and the most unconstrained part of any oil painting, and he placed the importance of colour ahead of form. This view is commonplace now with the likes of Marc Chagall but at the time of El Greco’s art was far from. This thinking is now respected for it’s brave and bold imagination and willingness to challenge the norm.

El Greco’s dramatic, expressionistic and highly original style was not respected or understood by his contemporaries until around the 20th century when art styles and movements became more liberal and open minded, with original ideas and thinking encouraged.

We can offer any El Greco oil paintings to buy as reproductions in any size that you need. Simply contact us for a quote or buy online from each painting’s page. We accept paypal. Also contact us if you require prints or posters as we can supply those too, but specialise most in handmade oil painting reproductions. El Greco is one of our most popular artists and we regularly sell his works, with View of Toledo the most popular. Take a look above to see our full gallery of famous El Greco works.

See below for a list of famous El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) oil paintings:

  • The Annunciation
  • View of Toledo
  • St. Sebastian
  • Veronica
  • The Knight with His Hand on His Breast
  • The Holy Trinity
  • The spoliation
  • The Burial of Count Orgasz
  • St. Andrew and St. Francis
  • St. Francis kneeling in meditation
  • St. Jerome, cardinal
  • Julian Romero de las Azanas and St Julian
  • Penance of Mary Magdalene
  • Pieta
  • St. Louis, King of France
  • Via crucis
  • Madonna and Child with St. Martina and St. Agnes
  • St. Martin and the Beggar
  • Baptism of Christ (Prado)
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St. Francis and the lay brother
  • Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple
  • Portrait of a Cardinal
  • The Repentant Peter
  • St. John the Evangelist
  • The Adoration of the Shepherds
  • St. Ildefonso
  • The tears of St. Peter
  • Baptism of Christ (Toledo)
  • The opening of the Fifth Seal of the Apocalypse
  • Laocoon
  • St. Paul

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