See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, January 11, 2010

All art is derivative.


El Greco: The Modena Triptych.
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If you look closely, this exceptionally small work by El Greco seems to have inspired Spanish artists - and others - who came after El Greco.  One such painter who comes to mind is Dali.  We know El Greco began as an iconographer, but I wonder if he was influenced at all by Bosh? 
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Thanks to the ever popular Kat for introducing me to this El Greco.  She offers the full frontal view here.

1 comment:

  1. I love El Greco's works. I first came across him a little over ten years ago when I first saw his "El Cavallero de la Mano en el Pecho" (The Gentleman with the Hand on His Chest).

    If I'm not mistaken, he also influenced Pablo Picasso.

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