El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos)
Art Movements, Contributions, and Accomplishments
El Greco is considered to have been a part of the Mannerist Movement, but he was influenced by Byzantine artists. Mannerism was an art style that elongated the human form in exaggerated poses. He believed that color was the most important part of a painting, and that it emphasized the paintings "inner light". After his death, El Greco's art went on to influence artist like Pablo Picasso and even Jackson Pollock.