|Title||Survival and Revival of the Byzantine Tradition in the Art of El Greco|
|About author||Zacharias, Jan — M.A. student, Charles University in Prague. 3–5 Ovoć ny Square, Prague 1, Czech Republic, 11636.|
|In the section||Western Art from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century|
|Type of article||RAR||Index UDK||7.034(460)||Index BBK||85.14|
There is no doubt that El Greco was connected with Byzantine and Postbyzantine art. He was trained as an icon painter in Crete and certain elements (formal or iconographic) of Byzantine or Postbyzantine art are evident in his Toledo period. In his comments to The Lives of Vasari we read that El Greco appreciated icon painting (la manera griega enseña de difi cultades ingeniosas) more than the art of Giotto. I think that the elements of Byzantine art are obvious in his rendering of drapery, where he uses typical white highlights — an important feature expressing divine light, derivated from icon painting.
|Reference||Zacharias, Jan. Survival and Revival of the Byzantine Tradition in the Art of El Greco. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 4. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2014, pp. 295–300. ISSN 2312-2129.|
|Full text version of the article||Article language||russian|