El Greco, 1614 - Laocoön - fine art print

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Additional description from National Gallery of Art website (© Copyright - National Gallery of Art - www.nga.gov)

Widespread interest in the story of Laocoön, a mythical priest of Troy, developed after an ancient, monumental sculpture representing him and his two sons was unearthed in 1506 in Rome. Suspecting trickery, Laocoön had warned his countrymen not to accept the wooden horse left outside Troy by the Greeks and had hurled his spear at it to prove that it was hollow. Thus the priest incurred the wrath of the gods, for desecrating an object dedicated to the goddess Athena. El Greco depicted serpents, sent by the angry gods, engaging Laocoön and one son in a mortal struggle, while a second son lies already dead at his father's side. The identity of the unfinished figures on the right continues to be debated; perhaps they represent the gods themselves supervising their vengeance.

Utilizing every available means — writhing line, lurid color, and illogically conceived space — the artist projected an unrelieved sense of doom. The figures seem incorporeal; sinuous outlines and anti–natural flesh tones contribute to their specterlike appearance. The striking setting carries this visionary late work of El Greco to an apocalyptic extreme.

Did El Greco intend to relate this mythical theme of conflict and divine retribution to the Inquisition then raging in Toledo? Whatever the case, the story of Laocoön is the only classical theme he is known to have painted.

[Source: NGA]

Note by the contributor, Emily Wilkinson: In this painting El Greco depicts the famous story of Laocoön as told in Virgil's Aeneid. Laocoön warns the people of Troy not to accept the Trojan Horse into their walls. The gods, not wanting their plans disrupted, send two sea-snakes to devour Laocoön and his two sons.

Description of this over 400 year-old work of art

The 17th century piece of art called Laocoön was created by the Greek, Hellenic artist El Greco. The original measures the dimensions - 137,5 x 172,5 cm and was painted with the technique of oil on canvas. What is more, this artwork can be viewed in in the collection of National Gallery of Art. This artwork, which belongs to the public domain is being supplied with courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.The creditline of the artwork is the following: . What is more, the alignment is landscape and has an image ratio of 1.2 : 1, meaning that the length is 20% longer than the width. El Greco was a male architect, artist, painter, sculptor from Greece, whose style can be classified as 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.

Artwork information

Title of the artwork: "Laocoön"
Classification of the artpiece: painting
Generic term: classic art
Time: 17th century
Created in: 1614
Age of artwork: more than 400 years old
Original medium: oil on canvas
Size of the original work of art: 137,5 x 172,5 cm
Museum / collection: National Gallery of Art
Location of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Web page: National Gallery of Art
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Article table

Print product type: art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print
Manufacturing: Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Product usage: gallery wall, wall decoration
Artwork alignment: landscape alignment
Image aspect ratio: length : width - 1.2 : 1
Aspect ratio implication: the length is 20% longer than the width
Available reproduction materials: metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Poster print (canvas paper): 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Dibond print (alumnium material) size variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Framing of the artprint: not included

Artist summary table

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

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