Dissolving: The tempest

The church fortress and town of Ardara (Sardinia) after tempest, at sunset

El Greco: Toledo, or Tempest above Toledo, ca. 1599, the first Spanish landscape. Art historical analysis explains in many ways the stormy sky, from the artist’s troubled state of mind through his relationship to God to a presentiment of a threatening future. Is it not possible that he only painted what he saw?

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Hans dijo...

I knew that El Greco was way ahead of his time, but I'm still surprised - this looks so modern that I wouldn't have batted an eyelid if I'd have been told that this is by an expressionist from the early 20th century.