El Greco - The Cretan Years

El Greco - The Cretan Years

by Roderick Beaton, Nikolaos M. Panagiotakes, John C. Davis Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754668975

ISBN-13: 9780754668978

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Exploring all the available sources, this study, which until now was only available in Greek, presents us with an account of El Greco's life up to the time he left Crete for Italy in 1567 at the age of twenty-six, already an accomplished professional painter. Nikolaos Panagiotakes provides a thorough assessment of earlier research on Crete of the 16th century then

Overview

Exploring all the available sources, this study, which until now was only available in Greek, presents us with an account of El Greco's life up to the time he left Crete for Italy in 1567 at the age of twenty-six, already an accomplished professional painter. Nikolaos Panagiotakes provides a thorough assessment of earlier research on Crete of the 16th century then goes on to present new conclusions on the life of El Greco deriving from the author's firsthand reading of Venetian archive material, including questions relating to his birthplace, family, name, religious affiliation, and apprenticeship as a painter. The evidence indicates that El Greco was an established professional 'master painter' earlier than had previously been thought and also that he had a family before leaving Crete, thus perhaps explaining why he did not later marry Jerónima de las Cuevas, with whom he had a son in Toledo. This work marks a valuable contribution to El Greco scholarship, particularly in its thoroughly substantiated assessment of the evidence regarding the formative years in the life of El Greco, one of the greatest of all European artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754668978
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface, Nicos Hadjinicolaou; Introduction: education and culture in Venetian Crete; Part I The Story So Far: Prior to 1961; Maistro Menegos; The final Cretan year. Part II New Discoveries: An injunction; Family background; Religious affiliation; Apprenticeship; The Vlastos portrait; A new document; Appendices; Bibliography; Select publications since 1990; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >