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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

El Greco, The Fable


El Greco painted this picture in 1580. He may have based this picture on a picture in Pliny the Elder, or   on a local fable. His use of light and shadow would not occur again until the 19th Century. He was ahead of his time. The original painting hangs in the Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain. 

8 comments:

  1. Very beautiful and shows off well the consummate skill of the artist!

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  2. Love El Greco. He and Turner are my favorite non-modern painters.

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  3. I'm not an expert but I certainly wouldn't have guess that picture was from the 1500s.

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