El Greco Museum, Toledo

View of the El Greco Museum in Toledo, Spain.

The El Greco Museum (in SpanishMuseo del Greco[1]) is located in ToledoSpain. It celebrates the mannerist painter El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), who spent much of his life in Toledo, having been born in FodeleCrete.

The museum opened in 1911 and is located in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo.[2] It consists of two buildings, a 16th-century house with a courtyard and an early 20th century building forming the museum, together with a garden. The house recreates the home of El Greco, which no longer exists. The museum houses many artworks by El Greco, especially from his late period.[3] There are also paintings by other 17th-century Spanish artists, as well as furniture from the period and pottery from Talavera de la Reina in the Province of Toledo.

See also

References

  1. History of the Museum”Museo del Greco. Spain. Retrieved 19 August 2015. External link in |work= (help)
  2. “El Greco Museum”Spain.info. Retrieved 19 August 2015. External link in |work= (help)
  3. “El Greco Museum”Spainisculture.com. Retrieved 19 August 2015. External link in |work= (help)
  4. Museum website
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