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How to Understand El Greco's "The Burial of Count Orgaz"

“I paint because the spirits whisper madly inside my head.”―El Greco

With its somber tone, wildly inventive sense of perspective, and fantastical view of the heavens, “The Burial of Count Orgaz” by Mannerist painter Domenicos Theotokopoulos a.k.a. 351 more words


Reflection of Constellation year - Level 5: 1000 words

The first term of constellation consisted of looking into paintings and art works by 16th Century artists where they were questioning reality itself.

During these times, (the 16th Century), the church was powerful where God was the authority of everything. 924 more words


Uncanonical Mannerism

This allegory painting of Agnolo Bronzino’s, Venus, Cupid, Time and Folly, of 1545 (National Gallery, London), is in the so-called maniera style, which we know, courtesy of relatively contemporary art history, as mannerism. 370 more words


Art after the High Renaissance

The High Renaissance ended in 1527 with the Sack of Rome by the mutinous troops of the Holy Roman Emperor. After the Renaissance ended, art entered the era of Mannerism (c. 99 more words

Western Civ 2


The way one wears their hair is an evocative reflection of their psyche, almost echoing their school of thought. Their notions and conceptions, manner of living is mirrored vividly through the hairdos they sport.  1,158 more words

Was El Greco Astigmatic?

On the 7th of April 1614, the famous painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance El Greco, née Doménikos Theotokópoulos, died in Toledo, Spain. 762 more words