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ID: 500010916
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500010916

 
Record Type: Person
Greco, El (Greek painter, 1541-1614, active in Spain)

Note: El Greco, "The Greek," worked in Spain but signed his paintings with his Greek name, Domenikos Theotokopoulos. His work shows the influence of the art of Crete, his birthplace; Crete was a center for the Byzantine artistic tradition, emphasizing abstraction and pattern rather than recording natural appearances. From 1568 to 1577, El Greco lived in Venice and Rome, where Titian's broad brushwork and bright colors, Tintoretto's sweeping movement, and Michelangelo's monumental figures reshaped his Byzantine-influenced style. He was acclaimed for his penetrating portraits, but he also received ecclesiastical commissions throughout Spain, including important altarpieces. His paintings of Toledo are among Europe's first pure landscapes.

Names:
Greco, El (preferred,V,index,Spanish,NA,U)
El Greco (V,display)
Theotokopoulos, Domeniko (V)
Theotokopoulos, Menegos (V)
Greco, Il (V)
Greco (V,LC)
El Griego (V)
Griego (V)
Griego, El (V)
Grec, Le (V)
El Dominico (V)
Dominico Greco (V)
Domingo Greco (V)
Greco, Domenico (V)
Greco, Dominico (V)
Greco, Domenico Theotokopuli El (V)
Domenico Theotokopoulos (V)
Domenico Theotocopouli (V)
Domenico Theotocopuli (V)
Theotokopoulos, Domenikos (V)

Nationalities:
Greek (preferred)
Spanish
Italian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
architect
sculptor
draftsman
portraitist
landscapist
religious artist
designer
engraver (printmaker)
history artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Kríti region (Greece) (region (administrative division))
Died:  Toledo (Toledo province, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1577-1614  Toledo (Toledo province, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) (inhabited place)
active:   Spain (Europe) (nation)
active:   Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Venice (Venezia province, Veneto, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice was ....  Astor, Diego de  
..........................  (Spanish medalist and engraver, born ca. 1585-1590, died ca. 1650) [500120266]
apprentice was ....  Tristán de Escamilla, Luis  ca. 1603-ca. 1606
..........................  (Spanish painter, ca. 1587-1624) [500027753]
assisted by ....  Bonastri, Lattanzio  
....................  (Italian painter, ca. 1550-ca. 1590) [500067071]
assisted by ....  Preboste, Francisco  
....................  (Italian painter active in Spain, ca. 1554-1607) [500037893]
parent of ....  Theotocopuli, Jorge Manuel  
................  (Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect, ca. 1578-1631) [500026646]
teacher of ....  Theotocopuli, Jorge Manuel  
..................  (Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect, ca. 1578-1631) [500026646]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Greco, El (I)

Biographies:
(Greek painter, 1541-1614, active in Spain) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Spanish painter, 1541-1614) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Greek/Spanish, 1541-1614) ..... [JPGM]
(Spanish artist, 1541-1614) ..... [WCP]
(Spanish painter, architect and sculptor; 1541-1614) ..... [FRICK]
(Greek painter in ESP, 1541-1614) ..... [BHA]
(Spanish artist, 1541-1614) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(artist, died 1614) ..... [AVERY]
(Greek painter, 1541-1614) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1541?-1614) ..... [GRL]
(Greek artist, 1541-1614) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:
Theotokopoulos, Domenicos (V)
Theotokópoulos, Doménikos (V)
Theotokópoulos, Domenicos (V)
Theotocopoulos, Domenikos (V)
Theotocopoulos, Domenicos (V)
Theotocopoulos, Doménico (V)
Theotocópoulos, Doménicos (V)
Theotocopopulos, Domenico (V)
Theotocopoulis, Domenicos (V)
Theotokopolis, Domenico (V)
Theotokopuli, Domenico (V)
Theotokopoli, Domenico (V)
Tehocopopuli, Domenico (V)
Theotocopuli, Domenico (V)
Theotocopuli, Dominico (V)
Theotocópuli, Doménikos (V)
Theotocópuli, Doménico (V)
Theotocópuli, Domingo (V)
Theotocópuli, Domingo de (V)
Theotocópuli, Dominico (V)
Theotocópuli, Dominico, Griego (V)
Theotocópuli, Doménicos (V)
Theocópuli, Domenico (V)
Theotoskopoli, Domenico (V)
Theocopuli, Domenico (V)
Theocopoli, Domenico (V)
Theoscopoli, Domenico (V)
Theotocopulo, Domenico (V)
Theotocopolo, Domenico (V)
Theotocopuly, Domenico (V)
Teotocópuli, Dominico Greco (V)
Teotopopuli, Domenico (V)
Teotopuli, Domjnjeo (V)
Teoscopoli, Domenico (V)
Theotorotoli, Domenico (V)
Theopoli, Domenico (V)
Thoepotuli, Dom (V)
Zeotokópoulos, Doménikos (V)
Zeotokopoulos, Doménikos (V)
Domenico Theotokopuli El Greco (V)
Theotokopolous, Domenikos (V,Greek (transliterated),NA,U)
Theotocopuli, Dominico, called El Greco (V)
Dominico Theotocopuli called El Greco (V)
Greco, El ] (U)
Greco, Dominikos (U)
Greco, Menegos (U)
גרקו (U)
Ο Γκρεκο (U)
Del Gieco (LU,U)
Del Greco (LU,U)
Domenico Greco (LU,U)
domenico theotocopuli el greco (LU,U)
Domenico Theotocopuli gen. II Greco (LU,U)
domenico theotocopuli, gen. il greco (LU,U)
Domenico Theotocopuli gen. Il Greco (LU,U)
Dominico Theotocopoli, gen. El Greco (LU,U)
dom. th. el greco (LU,U)
Dom. Theotocopuli, gen. Il Greco (LU,U)
dom. theotocopuli greco (LU,U)
D. Theotokopuli, genannt El Greco (LU,U)
D. Theotokopuli, gen. El Greco (LU,U)
D. Theotokopuli gennant El Greco (LU,U)
el Dominico (LU,U)
El Greco - Domenico Theotocopuli (LU,U)
El. Griego (LU,U)
el griego (LU,U)
Greca (LU,U)
Greco Domenicos Theotocopuli (LU,U)
Grego (LU,U)
Grego scolare di Titiano (LU,U)
griego (LU,U)
il Greco (LU,U)
Il Greco, eigentlich Domenico Theotocopuli (LU,U)

Sources and Contributors:
גרקו ........ [GRL]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Ο Γκρεκο ........ [GRL]
................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Del Gieco ........ [PROV]
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Del Greco ........ [PROV]
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Domenico Greco ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Domenico Theotocopouli ........ [GRLPA]
..............................................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
Domenico Theotocopuli ........ [GRISC, PROV]
............................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
............................................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
............................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
domenico theotocopuli el greco ........ [PROV]
........................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Domenico Theotocopuli gen. II Greco ........ [PROV]
.....................................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
domenico theotocopuli, gen. il greco ........ [PROV]
..................................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Domenico Theotocopuli gen. Il Greco ........ [PROV]
....................................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Domenico Theotokopoulos ........ [VP]
................................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Domenico Theotokopuli El Greco ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
............................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Domingo Greco ........ [PROV]
............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Dominico Greco ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Dominico Theotocopoli, gen. El Greco ........ [PROV]
......................................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Dominico Theotocopuli called El Greco ........ [AVERY, VP]
........................................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
dom. th. el greco ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Dom. Theotocopuli, gen. Il Greco ........ [PROV]
..............................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
dom. theotocopuli greco ........ [PROV]
............................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
D. Theotokopuli, genannt El Greco ........ [PROV]
................................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
D. Theotokopuli, gen. El Greco ........ [PROV]
..........................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
D. Theotokopuli gennant El Greco ........ [PROV]
..............................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
El Dominico ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
el Dominico ........ [PROV]
.......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
El Greco ........ [AVERY, FRICK, GRL, GRLPA Preferred, PROV, VP]
..................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
..................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
..................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
..................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
..................  TY
El Greco - Domenico Theotocopuli ........ [PROV]
..............................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
El Griego ........ [PROV]
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
El. Griego ........ [PROV]
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
el griego ........ [PROV]
..................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Greca ........ [PROV]
.............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Grec, Le ........ [FRICK]
..................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Greco ........ [FRICK, GRL Preferred, JPGM Preferred, PROV]
.............  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
.............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
.............  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 81070611
.............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Greco, Domenico ........ [FRICK, GRL]
................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Greco Domenicos Theotocopuli ........ [PROV]
.........................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Greco, Domenico Theotokopuli El ........ [WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..............................................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..............................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Greco, Dominico ........ [FRICK, GRL, Grove Art]
................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Greco, Dominikos ........ [Grove Art]
..................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Greco, El ........ [BHA Preferred, FRICK Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRLPA, PROV, VP Preferred]
....................  Frick Art Reference Library, Spanish artists from the 4th to the 20th century (1993-1996)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 September 2002
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
Greco, El ] ........ [Grove Art Preferred]
......................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Greco, Il ........ [FRICK]
....................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Greco, Menegos ........ [Grove Art]
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Grego ........ [PROV]
.............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Grego scolare di Titiano ........ [PROV]
..............................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Griego ........ [GRL]
...............  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
...............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
griego ........ [PROV]
..............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Griego, El ........ [FRICK]
......................  Frick Art Reference Library database
il Greco ........ [PROV]
.................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Il Greco, eigentlich Domenico Theotocopuli ........ [PROV]
..................................................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Tehocopopuli, Domenico ........ [VP]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Teoscopoli, Domenico ........ [VP]
..........................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Teotocópuli, Dominico Greco ........ [FRICK]
.......................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Teotopopuli, Domenico ........ [VP]
............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Teotopuli, Domjnjeo ........ [FRICK]
........................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theocopoli, Domenico ........ [VP]
..........................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theocópuli, Domenico ........ [FRICK]
..........................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theocopuli, Domenico ........ [GRL]
..........................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
..........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Theopoli, Domenico ........ [VP]
......................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theoscopoli, Domenico ........ [FRICK, GRL]
............................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Theotocopolo, Domenico ........ [VP]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopopulos, Domenico ........ [FRICK]
....................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopoulis, Domenicos ........ [FRICK]
....................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopoulos, Doménico ........ [FRICK]
..................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocópoulos, Doménicos ........ [GRL]
....................................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Theotocopoulos, Domenicos ........ [FRICK]
....................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopoulos, Domenikos ........ [FRICK, PROV]
....................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
....................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Theotocópuli, Doménico ........ [FRICK]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopuli, Domenico ........ [GRL, PROV]
..............................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..............................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
..............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Theotocópuli, Doménicos ........ [FRICK]
................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocópuli, Doménikos ........ [FRICK]
................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocópuli, Domingo ........ [GRL]
............................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Theotocópuli, Domingo de ........ [FRICK]
................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocópuli, Dominico ........ [FRICK]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopuli, Dominico ........ [GRL]
..............................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
..............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Theotocopuli, Dominico, called El Greco ........ [AVERY Preferred]
............................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Theotocópuli, Dominico, Griego ........ [VP]
.............................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopulo, Domenico ........ [VP]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotocopuly, Domenico ........ [VP]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotokopoli, Domenico ........ [VP]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotokopolis, Domenico ........ [VP]
................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotokopolous, Domenikos ........ [FRICK]
....................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
....................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 September 2002
Theotokópoulos, Domenicos ........ [FRICK]
....................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotokopoulos, Domenicos ........ [PROV]
....................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Theotokopoulos, Domeniko ........ [VP]
..................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 September 2002
..................................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Theotokópoulos, Doménikos ........ [FRICK]
....................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotokopoulos, Domenikos ........ [GRL]
....................................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611
Theotokopoulos, Menegos ........ [VP]
................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 September 2002
Theotokopuli, Domenico ........ [FRICK]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotorotoli, Domenico ........ [VP]
..............................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Theotoskopoli, Domenico ........ [VP]
................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Thoepotuli, Dom ........ [FRICK]
................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Zeotokópoulos, Doménikos ........ [FRICK]
..................................................  Frick Art Reference Library database
Zeotokopoulos, Doménikos ........ [GRL]
..................................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
..................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81070611

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, FRICK, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPA, Grove Art, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006)
....................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada (1978-1983)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Frick Art Reference Library database
....................  Frick Art Reference Library, Spanish artists from the 4th to the 20th century (1993-1996)
....................  Gabinetto Nazionale delle Stampe
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n81070611
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 September 2002
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n81070611
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 81070611
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  Petit Robert 2: Noms propres (1989)
....................  Pita Andrade and Pardo Canalis, Domenico Greco (1984)
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  TY
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) accessed 21 February 2003
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