Paintings in Rome (1570-75)
by EL GRECO

In Rome, El Greco studied the works of Michelangelo and Raphael. Despite the lack of support (no patrons or public commissions), he improved his art, and the result can be seen in a second version of the Purification of the Temple. The influence of Michelangelo is reflected in the first and second version of the Pietŕ composition. During his Roman stay El Greco portrayed Giulio Clovio, the miniaturist, for friendship.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
St Francis Receiving the Stigmata
1570-72
Tempera on panel, 28,8 x 20,6 cm
Private collection

800*1125
True Color
184 Kb



Giulio Clovio
1571-72
Oil on canvas, 58 x 86 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

1384*1000
True Color
123 Kb



Mount Sinai
1570-72
Oil and tempera on panel, 41 x 47,5 cm
Historical Museum of Crete, Iraklion

1030*866
True Color
188 Kb



Christ Healing the Blind
1570s
Oil on canvas, 119 x 146 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

750*588
True Color
158 Kb



Vincenzo Anastagi
1571-76
Oil on canvas, 188 x 127 cm
Frick Collection, New York

850*1261
True Color
148 Kb



A Boy Blowing on an Ember to Light a Candle (Soplón)
1570-72
Oil on canvas, 60,5 x 50,5 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

1000*1182
True Color
128 Kb



The Purification of the Temple
1571-76
Oil on canvas, 117 x 150 cm
Institute of Arts, Minneapolis

1119*850
True Color
159 Kb



The Purification of the Temple (detail)
1571-76
Oil on canvas
Institute of Arts, Minneapolis

1030*686
True Color
82 Kb



Pietà (The Lamentation of Christ)
1571-76
Tempera on panel, 29 x 20 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

800*1155
True Color
186 Kb



Pietà
c. 1575
Oil on canvas, 66 x 48 cm
The Hispanic Society of America, New York

800*1103
True Color
162 Kb



The Annunciation
c. 1576
Oil on canvas, 117 x 98 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

900*1075
True Color
159 Kb



Portrait of a Man
c. 1575
Oil on canvas, 116 x 98 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

950*1105
True Color
163 Kb




Summary of paintings by El Greco
Crete: before 1567 | Venice: 1567-70 | Rome: 1570-75
Spain
1576-80 (page 1) (page 2) | 1581-85 | 1586-90 | 1591-95 | 1596-1600
Santo Domingo: 1577-79 | Count Orgaz: 1586-88 | Colegio: 1596-1600
Capilla San José: 1597-99 | Illescas: 1603-05 | Apostolado: 1610-14
c. 1600 | 1601-05 | 1606-10 | c. 1610 | after 1610
Oballe Chapel: 1608-13 | Hospital Tavera: 1608-14 | Drawings | Sculptures
Subjects
| Apostles | Saints | Christ | Portraits |