This painting is the burial of count orgaz by el greco the geek his real name domenikos theotocopoulos it hangs on the wall in the vestibule of the church of santo tome in toledo, spain and was painted in 1586. Know about the works of el greco by studying his 10 most famous paintings including view of toledo, laocoön, fifth seal and the burial of the count of orgaz presumed self portrait of el greco #10 the holy trinity.
The burial of the count of orgaz by el greco was a tremendously large painting, and it is divided into two sections – the heaven and earth however, there is little impression of the duality of scenarios because the upper and lower sections are compositionally brought together. In addition to immortalizing santo tome's priest and several prominent men of toledo, el greco also honored his own son in the burial of the count of orgaz the young boy looking directly at viewers from the bottom left hand corner of the painting is jorge manuel, el greco's beloved illegitimate son. The burial of the count of orgaz secured el greco's place in history both the quantity and quality of the piece's plethora of human subjects have drawn raves from art critics and historians for.
Print burial of count orgaz by el greco: painting analysis worksheet 1 which of the following is not characteristic of the burial of the count of orgaz, and of el greco's work generally. To find out more of this painting, review the accompanying lesson called the burial of count orgaz by el greco: painting analysis this lesson explores the following goals: this lesson explores. The burial of count orgaz, from a legend of detail of a young page, st etienne, the count and st augustine, (oil on canvas) (detail of fine art print by el greco burial count orgaz, by el greco it's his masterpiece, painted in it's placed in santo tome church. El greco's elongated figures, dissonant use of light, brilliant colors, artificiality, and lack of depth in the burial of the count of orgaz are quintessential elements of the mannerist style mannerism was a period of european art history that followed close on the heels of the renaissance.
The burial of the count of orgaz (spanish: el entierro del conde de orgaz) is a painting by el greco, a prominent renaissance painter, sculptor, and architect of greek origin widely considered among his finest works, it illustrates a popular local legend of his time. The burial of the count of orgaz was later remounted as critics rediscovered and freshly praised el greco's skills and style today, it is not only an acclaimed piece of art, but it’s once again a popular tourist attraction 13 the burial of the count of orgaz secured el greco's place in history.
Few masterpieces are as ambitious as el greco's the burial of the count of orgaz, so it's not surprising the oil painting is considered one of his greatest works but there are surprises to be. This story continued to be popular in the city of toledo, serving as the source of inspiration for one of the city’s most famous paintings: el greco’s the burial of the count of orgaz the painting was made for the burial chapel of the count of orgaz at santo tomé between 1586 and 1588.
El greco, burial of the count of orgaz, 1586–88, oil on canvas, 480 x 360 cm (santo tomé, toledo, spain) a miracle at a burial don gonzalo ruíz, who died in 1323 (and was later known by the title, count of orgaz), is not likely someone you know. The burial of the count of orgaz artist el greco year 1586 medium oil on canvas location santo tomé, toledo, spain dimensions 180 in × 140 in 460 cm × 360 cm famous paintings by el greco the disrobing of christ, 1577–1579 opening of the fifth seal, 1608-1614 dormition of the virgin, 1565-1566 the burial.
This lesson takes a closer look at the burial of the count of orgaz, painted between 1586 and 1588, by el greco, a painter with a unique style who worked in toledo, spain considered el greco's masterpiece, the painting reflects the intense religious atmosphere of the spanish counter-reformation.
Other works by el greco: the dormition of the virgin, pre-1567: many critics argue that the burial of the count of orgaz has several features strongly reminiscent of an earlier work by el greco, titled the dormition of the virgin critics in this camp argue that this connection reveals how byzantine influences were thread through el greco's entire career.