El Greco, 1595 - Portrait of an Old Man - fine art print

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Details of the art product

This 16th century piece of art was made by El Greco in 1595. The original version of the painting measures the size: 20 3/4 x 18 3/8 in (52,7 x 46,7 cm) and was manufactured with the technique of oil on canvas. What is more, this piece of art forms part of the digital collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. With courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924 (licensed - public domain). Creditline of the artwork: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924. Further, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format with a ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The architect, artist, painter, sculptor El Greco was an artist, whose art style can be attributed primarily to Mannerism. The artist was born in 1541 in Kriti region, Greece, region, administrative division and passed away at the age of 73 in the year 1614.

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  • Canvas: The canvas direct print is a printed cotton canvas mounted on a wood stretcher. A canvas generates the unique effect of three-dimensionality. Your printed canvas of your favorite work of art will allow you to transform your art print into a large size work of art like you would see in a gallery. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy and straightforward to hang your Canvas print without additional wall-mounts. Canvas prints are suitable for all types of walls.
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Important note: We try everything in order to describe our art products as closely as possible and to demonstrate them visually. Nonetheless, the colors of the print materials and the printing might differ marginally from the representation on your device's screen. Depending on the screen settings and the quality of the surface, not all color pigments can be printed as realistically as the digital version. Bearing in mind that all fine art prints are printed and processed manually, there might also be slight variations in the motif's exact position and the size.

Item table

Article categorization: art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: UV direct printing
Provenance: Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Product use: wall decoration, wall art
Orientation: portrait format
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2
Implication of aspect ratio: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Material variants: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Picture frame: not available

Piece of art details

Artpiece title: "Portrait of an Old Man"
Artwork categorization: painting
General term: classic art
Time: 16th century
Created in: 1595
Artwork age: around 420 years
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Original size (artwork): 20 3/4 x 18 3/8 in (52,7 x 46,7 cm)
Museum / collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location of the museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website of Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924
Artwork creditline: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924

Artist overview table

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

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Original description by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (© Copyright - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

El Greco’s candid portraits have been consistently admired for their naturalism and psychological insight, even when (as in the eighteenth century) his other works fell out of favor.This portrait of about 1595–1600 has been alternately accepted and rejected as a searching self-portrait. Although there is no documented portrait of the artist, he seems to have cast himself in supporting roles within some of his pictures and these bear some resemblance to the present sitter.

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