Master Study: El Greco (1541 – 1614)

Cristo el Redentor

As part of my renaissance training the work of El Greco also became a key influence. 

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Master Study: El Greco (1541 – 1614)

Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12 inches

Winnetka, CA, 04/11/2024

Still in my romanticist vein, El Greco spoke to me not only in his unique style but also in his thought. As for instance, when he wisely warned the student not to be led astray by copying the Masters too much:

You must study the Masters but guard the original style that beats within your soul and put to sword those who would try to steal it.”

– El Greco

Norland Téllez

Norland Téllez, is an Artist and Teacher with over two decades of experience in the animation industry. Grounding himself in classical painting and drawing, he remains committed to the art of the moving image and the archetypal power of Story.