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El Greco

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FC: Domenicos Theokopoulos

1: El Greco El Greco's style was a mix of mostly Mannerism, Renaissance, and a little bit of cubism.

2: Mannerism is a type of art that drew influence from the Renaissance, and is known for its intellectual appearance and exaggerated, artificial look.

3: El Greco was born in Crete, Greece. He lived in Venice and Rome in Italy, and Toldeo, Spain. Venice and Rome were both cultural centers for the arts, and Toledo was the place where El Greco received many of his jobs for works. Rome was also one of the centers for religion, which was a main focus for his artwork. He did many paintings for churches and other religious places.

5: Portrait of a Man : 1590-1600 This is considered a self-portrait of El Greco, and is one of the only pictures of him. It exhibits his mannerist style.

7: Christ Carrying the Cross: 1580 This work is very religious and focuses on Jesus carrying the cross. It is famous because of the representation of Christ's willingness to sacrafice himself for mankind.

9: The Vision of Saint John: 1608-1614 This painting exhibits both El Greco's mannerist style and his influence that he had on cubism. It is famous for its distinct appearance.

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