El Greco, 1575 - Portrait of a Man - fine art print

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This over 440 years old artpiece was painted by the male Greek, Hellenic painter El Greco. This artpiece forms part of the collection of Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), which is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. This masterpiece, which belongs to the public domain is being provided with courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark.Creditline of the artwork: . Further, the alignment is portrait and has a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, which implies that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The architect, artist, painter, sculptor El Greco was an artist, whose artistic style can be classified as Mannerism. The painter lived for 73 years, born in the year 1541 in Kriti region, Greece, region, administrative division and died in the year 1614.

Artwork depiction by the museum's website (© - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

The chalk holder on the armrest, accompanied by a book with white and red bookmarks, suggests that the unknown man in the painting might be an artist. The attributes bring together the work of the hands and the soaring of the spirit, echoing Horace’s famous dictum ”Ut pictura poesis” (as is painting so is poetry).

The artist's development The portrait was done by a young El Greco during his sojourn in Rome, where he became a friend of the Farnese family and thus part of intellectual circles with an interest in the philosophical issues of Renaissance humanism. Before that time El Greco was a student of Titian (c. 1488/1490-1576), whose influence is evident in the style used for the execution of the male portrait.

El Greco proves himself a colourist in the Venetian tradition where colour and light take precedence over line. Later in life El Greco settled in the Spanish town of Toledo where his style took a drastic turn towards mannerism with elongated shapes and bright, even gaudy colours.

J.F. Willumsen and El Greco In a sonnet, the Spanish poet Paravicino said: ”Su estrañeza admirarán no imitarán edades” (Future generations will admire his strange genius, but for centuries he will not be imitated). And indeed 300 years would pass before figures such as the Danish artist J.F.Willumsen picked up where he left off.

Background information about the original artwork

Title of the painting: "Portrait of a Man"
Classification: painting
General term: classic art
Period: 16th century
Year: 1575
Artwork age: more than 440 years
Museum / collection: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website of the museum: www.smk.dk
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

General information about the artist

Name of the artist: El Greco
Other names: Theotocopolo Domenico, Greco El, Theotocópuli Dominico, dom. theotocopuli greco, Theotorotoli Domenico, Theotokopoulos Menegos, Theotocopuli Dominico called El Greco, Theotokopolous Domenikos, Theotokopuli Domenico, Teotopuli Domjnjeo, D. Theotokopuli gen. El Greco, Domenico Theotocopuli gen. II Greco, Grego scolare di Titiano, domenico theotocopuli gen. il greco, Griego El, Theotocopoulis Domenicos, Theotokopoulos Domeniko, Ο Γκρεκο, Theocópuli Domenico, Theopoli Domenico, Griego, El Dominico, Theotocópuli Domingo de, Greco Il, Greco, Theotocópuli Doménicos, El Greco - Domenico Theotocopuli, D. Theotokopuli gennant El Greco, Theotocópoulos Doménicos, Teotopopuli Domenico, D. Theotokopuli genannt El Greco, Theoscopoli Domenico, Greco Domenico Theotokopuli El, Theotocopoulos Doménico, El Greco, Greco El ], Thoepotuli Dom, Greco Dominikos, Theotocópuli Domingo, Domenico Theotocopuli gen. Il Greco, Grego, Domenico Theotocopouli, Domenico Theotocopuli, Theotocopulo Domenico, Greca, Greco Dominico, Domenico Greco, Domingo Greco, Theotokópoulos Domenicos, Theotocópuli Doménikos, Dom. Theotocopuli gen. Il Greco, Theotocopuly Domenico, domenico theotocopuli el greco, Teoscopoli Domenico, Dominico Theotocopuli called El Greco, Dominico Greco, Teotocópuli Dominico Greco, Theotocopoulos Domenikos, El. Griego, Del Greco, Theocopoli Domenico, Grec Le, Domenico Theotokopuli El Greco, Theotocopopulos Domenico, Dominico Theotocopoli gen. El Greco, il Greco, Theotokopolis Domenico, Theotokopoli Domenico, Tehocopopuli Domenico, El Griego, Il Greco eigentlich Domenico Theotocopuli, Theotokópoulos Doménikos, Theotocópuli Doménico, Theotocópuli Dominico Griego, Domenico Theotokopoulos, Greco Domenicos Theotocopuli, Greco Domenico, dom. th. el greco, גרקו, Theotoskopoli Domenico, Del Gieco, Zeotokópoulos Doménikos, Greco Menegos
Gender: male
Artist nationality: Greek, Hellenic
Jobs of the artist: sculptor, artist, painter, architect
Home country: Greece
Artist classification: old master
Styles: Mannerism
Died at the age of: 73 years
Birth year: 1541
Born in (place): Kriti region, Greece, region, administrative division
Year of death: 1614
Died in (place): Toledo, Toledo province, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

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About the product

Print categorization: fine art print
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing process: UV direct printing
Production: made in Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Intended usage: wall décor, art reproduction gallery
Artwork alignment: portrait alignment
Aspect ratio: (length : width) 1 : 1.2
Implication of side aspect ratio: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available reproduction materials: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Framing of the art copy: unframed art copy

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