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El Greco

El Greco

I have just re-watched the extraordinary 2007 movie El Greco, the story of the Greek painter of the Spanish Renaissance, Domenicos Theotokopolous. What a sumptuous feast for the eyes! El Greco, as he became known was born in Fodele, Crete, a beautiful valley full of olive and orange trees....

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Arcimboldo

Arcimboldo

Vertumnus   Guiseppe Arcimboldo (1527-93) was a Milanese artist who was employed as a portrait painter at the court of the Hapsburg emperors in Prague. He was noted for painting a type of ‘capriccio’  – a form of painting which looks like heads or figures when seen from a distance but, upon...

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