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CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE POWERS IN THE PICTORIAL ART OF EL GRECO. Ed. by Livia Stoenescu. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2016. 176 pp. with 80 ills. (72 col.). 30 x 21 cm. ISBN 9782503565552 In English.
Publisher's description: This volume presents an innovative art-historical outlook on the prevalent interpretations and theoretical analyses of El Greco's paintings. Discussing the role of El Greco in early modern art history, Fernando Marias sheds light on unexplored aspects of El Greco's translation of the religious thought of the conversos into his work, and Miriam Cera investigates the stream of humanist sources from Salazar de Mendoza's library in Toledo that influenced El Greco's artistic development. These two introductory studies set the framework for subsequent essays on El Greco's collaboration with Spain's humanist circles and the late sixteenth-century culture of the Italian Renaissance. Jose Riello offers an original interpretation of El Greco's paintings by re-examining the importance of Reformation thought in his work made in Toledo. Tackling the critical impact of Michelangelo's draftsmanship on El Greco, Karin Hellwig explores the complexity of El Greco's relationship with the Italian Renaissance master. Livia Stoenescu demonstrates that El Greco crafted a unique historical style by drawing on an antique culture of religious artifacts, relics, and icons while remodeling the old within modern painting.
Artist(s):Greco, El
Indexing: Western, Europe — Spain — 1400-1600 — Painting
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169742
Paperbound $111.00    

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