Domenicos Theotokopoulos

Heraklion Crete -Greece

Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion is the capital city of Crete and the economical center of the island. It is also the 5th largest city in Greece and the birthplace of many important Greeks, such as the world famous painter Domenicos Theotokopoulos (El Greco), the novelist Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Zorba The Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ, etc), …

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El Greco - portrait of a man

El Greco – Domenicos Theotokopoulos

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, other wise known as “El Greco” due to his Greek heritage, was a popular Greek painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He was a master of post-Byzantine art by the age of 26, when he traveled to Venice, and later Rome, where he opened his first workshop. Unlike other artists, El …

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