El Greco, 1605 - The Adoration of the Shepherds - fine art print

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In 1605 the artist El Greco created the classic art piece of art "The Adoration of the Shepherds". The work of art measures the size: 56 7/8 x 39 7/8 in (144,5 x 101,3 cm); with added strips 64 1/2 x 42 in (163,8 x 106,7 cm). Oil on canvas was used by the European artist as the medium of the work of art. The artwork can be viewed in in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. We are glad to state that this artpiece, which belongs to the public domain is being supplied with courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1905. : Rogers Fund, 1905. On top of that, alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with a side ratio of 2 : 3, which implies that the length is 33% shorter than the width. The architect, artist, painter, sculptor El Greco was a European artist, whose artistic style was mainly Mannerism. The European painter lived for a total of 73 years - born in the year 1541 in Kriti region, Greece, region, administrative division and died in 1614.

Original information about the work of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

El Greco’s late work is characterized by a tendency towards abstraction and almost dance-like, restless movement. Here, the gestures of the shepherds indicate their excitement and wonder at the birth of Jesus. El Greco often made replicas or variants of important compositions and this picture—of very high quality—repeats features of a painting done for Juan de Ribera, patriarch of Antioch and archbishop of Valencia.

Background data on the piece of art

Piece of art title: "The Adoration of the Shepherds"
Categorization: painting
General term: classic art
Period: 17th century
Artwork year: 1605
Artwork age: 410 years
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Original dimensions (artwork): 56 7/8 x 39 7/8 in (144,5 x 101,3 cm); with added strips 64 1/2 x 42 in (163,8 x 106,7 cm)
Exhibited in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum website: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1905
Artwork creditline: Rogers Fund, 1905

Contextual artist information

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

Possible product material options

The product dropdown menu provides you with the opportunity to choose the size and materialaccording to your personal preferences. We allow you to pick your favorite size and material among the following product individualization options:

  • The poster print (canvas material): The poster print is a UV printed cotton canvas paper with a slightly roughened surface texture. A printed poster is ideally suited for placing the art replica using a custom-made frame. Please keep in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the poster we add a white margin of something between 2-6cm round about the painting, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.
  • Canvas print: A UV printed canvas mounted on a wooden stretcher frame. A canvas makes a sculptural look of three dimensionality. How can I hang a canvas print on my wall? The great advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight. This means, it is easy to hang up the Canvas print without the use of additional wall-mounts. A canvas print is suitable for any kind of wall in your house.
  • Aluminium dibond: These are metal prints on aluminium dibond material with an impressive depth. For the Aluminium Dibond option, we print the selected artpiece right onto the surface of the white-primed aluminum material. The bright and white parts of the work of art shine with a silk gloss but without the glow. This UV print on Aluminum Dibond is one of the most demanded entry-level products and is a truly contemporary way to showcase art reproductions, because it puts all of the viewer’s focus on the replica of the artwork.
  • The acrylic glass print: A glossy acrylic glass print, which is often denoted as a plexiglass print, makes the original artwork into magnificient décor and is a good alternative to canvas and aluminidum dibond fine art replicas. The artwork will be made with state-of-the-art UV direct print machines. With an acrylic glass art print contrasts plus image details will be visible because of the subtle tonal gradation.

Item information

Print product type: fine art reproduction
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV print / digital printing
Production: German production
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended usage: art reproduction gallery, wall gallery
Orientation of the image: portrait format
Aspect ratio: length : width - 2 : 3
Meaning: the length is 33% shorter than the width
Available options: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Aluminium dibond print size options: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Art print framing: not available

Legal note: We try the best we can in order to describe our products as precisely as possible and to illustrate them visually in our shop. Nevertheless, the pigments of the print materials and the printing might vary to a certain extent from the presentation on your screen. Depending on your settings of your screen and the nature of the surface, not all color pigments can be printed 100% realistically. Since all are printed and processed manually, there might as well be slight variations in the motif's exact position and the size.

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