“El Greco” to Toledo.
Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as “El Greco”, was born in 1541 in Candía(today Heraklion), Crete Island, which then belonged to the Republic of Venice.
He was a Painter, Sculptor and Architech of the Spanish Renaissance. He was an innovating and very appreciated portraitist of the Spanish aristocracy, an ascetic Catholic Painter and a pioneer with his painting techniques. He focused on the figures and colours more than on drawings or backgrounds.