El Greco

By: Chase MacEachern


El greco was born in Candia, Crete in 1541. He studied under Titian who was the greatest artist at the time. After learning about art he moved to Toledo, Spain were he focused on his paintings. Some of his most famous paintings were Assumption of the Virgin and View of Toledo.

View of Toledo

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About the Painting

It was created in 1580 in Toledo, Spain. It is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Why its important

At the time it was the only landscape painting of Spain. I find it interesting because it shows what it was like in Spain during that time.


This painting was about what people made and there was no religion involved.


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