El Greco has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school. He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.
El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. “El Greco” was a nickname, a reference to his national Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, often adding the word Κρής.
At the time of his death his belonging included 115 paintings, 15 sketches and 150 drawings. In 1908 Manuel B. Cossio, who regarded El Greco’s style as a response to Spanish mysticism, published the first comprehensive catalogue of El Greco’s w
374 pp. 85 Full colour illustrations 268 black and white illustrations, simply beautiful. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear, also in a protective sleeve for extra protection .Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Profusely illustrated. Category: Art & Design; Greece; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Biography & Autobiography. . Alpine Fine Arts, London, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Translated from Spanish into English by Kenneth Lyons. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Exceptionally heavy 2.5kgs. Paper quality awesome. See OUR OWN photograph of this beautiful book.