In mixing Byzantine and Western techniques in a unique marriage, it is impossible to pigeonhole El Greco into one conventional school of art, but it is indubitable that his influence can be seen in a variety of artists to follow— his expressiveness visible in Manet’s work, his attention to structure visible in Cézanne, his form and use of space evident in Picasso’s ventures into Cubism. Read on for six of the best places in the world to view pieces of art by this remarkable artist.
A Madrid must-see, the Prado is Spain’s national art museum, and features a world-class collection— numbering approximately 7600 paintings, 1000 sculptures, nearly 5000 prints, and over 8000 drawings— of European art from the 12th century through the 19th, as well as what is without a doubt the world’s best Spanish art collection. For El Greco, head to the Spanish Renaissance section to see works including ‘The Trinity,’ ‘The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest,’ and other famous pieces.
Museo Nacional del Prado, Paseo del Prado, Madrid, Spain, +34 913 30 28 00