El Greco (Spanish, 1541-1614)
This poster is a reproduction of Christ on the Cross by Domenikos Theotocopoulos, known as El Greco (Spanish for "the Greek"). He was trained on his native island of Crete as a painter of small-scale devotional images, called icons. The influence of Tintoretto is visible here in the colors and in the elongated figural proportions. The graphic depiction of blood, however, may reflect the Spanish interest in Christ's agony as a subject for meditation.
Size: 36" x 20"