Art History: El Greco and his vision of the Christ in his art…

(By far one of my favourite artists of all time and one from whom I have learned a lot, especially about abstract art as you see so much abstract art in the background of most of his compositions. Also he was an expressionist and a surrealist much before these schools of art came into being. The fact that El Greco knew so much about religious art is because he started his career painting icons, which are religious images used in the Greek Orthodox Church as well as other Orthodox denominations. He was a painter ahead of his time and painted as he wished without sticking too much to the norms of the day, that is why you might see a painting of the Crucifixion and the background in the city of Toledo…I hope you enjoy this and if you did, please hit that like button and let me know what your opinion is of this great artist)



  1. Easymalc · September 6

    Religious Art isn’t my favourite subject as you know Francesc, but being the open-minded person that I am, I did visit El Greco’s Museum in Toledo and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, so I’m not surprised that you think so highly of him. Another super addition to your excellent collection of art and artists.:-)

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · September 6

      Thank you Malc, I admire el Greco mostly for his foresight in art, his drive to develop his own voice and his incursions in what would be great schools of art, like expressionism and abstract art. All the best my friend!

  2. azurea20 · September 6

    Yo visité Toledo, allí es donde lo conocí mejor y me encanto. Unos de mis favoritos. Buen día.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · September 6

      Igual yo, Azurea, y aunque siempre me había gustado, después de ver los cuadros frente a mi me quede fascinado…

  3. Brad Osborne · September 6

    These are powerful images captured with great skill. I can see why he is a favorite artist.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · September 6

      Yes, you are right. The compositions are dynamic, flowing and at the same time statuesque…I tell you that el Greco was way ahead of his time…

  4. beth · September 6

    the eyes and fingers in that first painting – wow

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · September 6

      Yes, el Greco was an extraordinary painter who paid much attention to even the smallest details…

  5. luisa zambrotta · September 6

    El Greco was a powerful artist!

  6. margarethallfineart · September 7

    Great post! El Greco is one of my favourites. Perhaps because of the abstract elements, as you pointed out.

  7. jiayali · September 9

    He is a good artist,hello to my dear friend Francisco, I’m after a long time in WordPress,with my academics, I was busy, although how can I forget to visit my friends here,hope you’re doing good too,today I published a poem paying gratitude to one of my teachers,hope you will love to read…

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · September 9

      Thank you so much Jiayali! It’s wonderful to see you back on WP. Of course I will read your poem with pleasure. All the best!

      • jiayali · September 9

        Thank you so much my friend, it’s pleasure to be here back with my friends after my busy time schedule…

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · September 9

        It’s good to have you back for sure my friend!

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