El Greco, the Master of Spanish Art
El Greco is known as a mannerist painter representing the 17th century. He gained fame by working on portraits of the royal family and small religious paintings. His representative painting feature is a unique spatial composition, which has a dramatic effect, and he has built his own style with cold and strong color contrast. Spanish critics said at the time that his work contained such an exaggerated and bizarre atmosphere that few people recognized him. But it was reevaluated after the 19th century and influenced many other artists, including the French painter Paul Cezanne. What do you think of El Greco's work in the 21st century?