El Greco

[ el grek-oh; Spanish el gre-kaw ]

  1. Domenikos Theotocopoulos, 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete.

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  • And, in carefully tailored suits and plastic-framed glasses, he certainly looks more Gordon Gekko than El Greco.

    The Right Man for MOCA? | Isabel Wilkinson | January 14, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • In fact, at the feast that evening, I found myself sitting next to El Greco.

    A Feast of Demons | William Morrison
  • El Greco died in 1625, after an uninterrupted residence of nearly forty years in Spain.

  • It was a newly discovered work of El Greco, an amazingly fine example of the Master's later style.

    The Revolt of the Angels | Anatole France
  • Gaétan replied, glibly enough, that he did not regard El Greco as the eccentric, the madman that people used to take him for.

    The Revolt of the Angels | Anatole France
  • In the Museo is a portrait by El Greco, supposed erroneously to be the painter himself.

    Old Continental Towns | Walter M. Gallichan

British Dictionary definitions for El Greco

El Greco

/ (ɛl ˈɡrɛkəʊ) /

  1. real name Domenikos Theotocopoulos. 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete; noted for his elongated human forms and dramatic use of colour

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