View of Toledo by El Greco

Eerie, evocative clouds that feel like the energy and passion you find in the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Even more amazing when you consider that El Greco painted this in the 16th Century!

View of ToledoView of Toledo
by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)

Date: ca. 1598–99. Medium: Oil on canvas

View this painting at:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Gallery 611 – Spanish 16th- and 17th-Century Painting

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Hear the Met’s Chairman of European Paintings, Keith Christiansen, speak about this painting and his obsession with clouds.