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EL Greco ( Domènikos Theotokòpoulos ). By Sarah Brown. Growing up. came from an urban family El Greco was claimed to be Greek Orthodox El Greco’s family probably been driven out of   Fodele or Candia  to Candia after an uprising against the Venetians between 1526 and 1528

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El greco dom nikos theotok poulos
EL Greco(DomènikosTheotokòpoulos)

By Sarah Brown


Growing up
Growing up

came from an urban family

El Greco was claimed to be Greek Orthodox

El Greco’s family probably been driven out of  Fodele or Candia to Candia after an uprising against the Venetians between 1526 and 1528

Greco's father(GeórgiosTheotokópoulos)was a merchant and tax collector

Nothing is know about Greco mother or first wife.


Education
Education

El Greco received his initial training as an icon painter of theCretan school.

In addition to painting, he probably studied the classics of ancient Greece, and perhaps the Latinclassics.


Opening of the fifth seal
Opening of the Fifth Seal

This painting was made for a side altar of the church of Saint John the Baptistoutside the walls of Toledo. Originally El Greco's painting was referred to as ProfaneLove. He had doubts about the title and changed it to the Opening of the Fifth Seal. TheMetropolitan Museum, where the painting is kept.


El greco s d eath
El Greco's Death 

El Greco died on April 7 1614


Citiationshttp://www.biography.com/people/el-greco-9319123http://www.nndb.com/people/687/000084435/http://www.wga.hu/tours/spain/greco1.html


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