Recently, Dutch historian Eric Storm published De ontdekking van El Greco. Aartsvader van de moderne kunst.
Translated from the Leiden university weekly:
The painter El Greco (1541-1614) was only a local hero when he was alive and then he was forgotten.
Just one painting was sold by Vincent van Gogh during his whole life.
El Greco (1541-1614) had a similar fate. …
King Philip II did not even want to give him commissions …
In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, El Greco was rediscovered.
The interest of modern artists played a role in this.
The late nineteenth and twentieth centuries were also a time of rising nationalism; when also in Spain there was an interest in making ‘national heroes’.
It is remarkable that a Greek, educated in Italy, is turned into the father of Spanish painting.
Cubist painter Clave, friend of Picasso, dies: here.
- Pablo Picasso (trungdoan1309.wordpress.com)
- Pablo Picasso (molypoly.wordpress.com)
- View of Toledo by El Greco (1596 – 1600) (jvos100.wordpress.com)
- El Greco as a painter of portraits. (jvallmitja.wordpress.com)
- A Semi-Proto-Cubist Technical Work, 1908 (longstreet.typepad.com)
- Female Portraits by El Greco (II) (jvallmitja.wordpress.com)
- Female Portraits by El Greco /II-b) (jvallmitja.wordpress.com)
- Paris | Art tour 2013 – Braque (daily-norm.com)