Definition of El Greco

1. Noun. Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614).

Exact synonyms: Domenikos Theotocopoulos, Greco
Generic synonyms: Old Master

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Lexicographical Neighbors of El Greco

Ekbom syndrome
El Aaium
El Aaiún
El Alamein
El Beda
El Caudillo
El Cid
El Dorado
El Giza
El Greco (current term)
El Iskandriyah
El Libertador
El Misti
El Muerto
El Nino
El Nino southern oscillation
El Niño
El Paso
El Qahira
El Salvador
El Salvadoran colon
El Salvadoran monetary unit
El Tel
El Tor vibrio

Literary usage of El Greco

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1. Toledo: The Story of an Old Spanish Capital by Hannah Lynch (1898)
"So apparently thought the judges and jury, for El Greco won his case, gained his price, and maintained his artistic dignity without offensive concession to ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The Palacio del Congreso, where the deputies meet, is a Corinthian building dating from 1850. The El Greco, and Ribera (predecessor of Velasquez and tufe. i ..."

3. The Story of Spanish Paintingby Charles Henry Caffin by Charles Henry Caffin (1910)
"Thus it appears that at some date between the years 1570 and 1577 El Greco reached Spain and settled in Toledo. Here he seems to have lived continuously ..."

4. Art and Common Sense by Royal Cortissoz (1913)
"Despite the fervor with which El Greco is appraised in some quarters, one may be permitted to doubt. The recent craze for the old masters has promoted ..."

5. Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker (1910)
"VIII SIX SPANIARDS i "El Greco" LARGE or small, there has been a Greco cult ever since the Greek-Spanish painter died, April 7, 1614, but during the last ..."

6. Annals of the Artists of Spain by Sir William Stirling Maxwell (1891)
"Eschewing the evil and choosing the good in his eccentric master's style, his works commended themselves to the taste of El Greco, who preferred him to all ..."

7. Visions and Revisions: A Book of Literary Devotions by John Cowper Powys (1915)
"To a cynical observer, on the lookout for characteristic temperamental lapses, two recent interpretations of El Greco may be especially commended. ..."

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