View of Toledo

View of Toledo

Artist:El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/forty one–1614 Toledo)
Date:ca. 1598–ninety nine
Medium:Oil on canvas
Dimensions:forty seven three/four x forty two three/four in. (121.three x 108.6 cm)
Classification:Work

On this, his biggest surviving panorama, El Greco portrays the town he lived and labored in for many of his life. The portray belongs to the custom of emblematic metropolis views, quite than a trustworthy documentary description. The view of the japanese part of Toledo from the north would have excluded the cathedral, which the artist subsequently imaginatively moved to the left of the Alcázar (the royal palace). Different buildings represented within the portray embrace the traditional Alcántara Bridge, and on the opposite aspect of the river Tagus, the Citadel of San Servando.

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