Whenever you visit a picture gallery with old paintings those of El Greco immediately stick out fitting neither the Renaissance nor the Baroque styles of his epoch. The choice of colors (most important for El Greco), the form of his figures, and the composition of his pictures are far ahead of his time. Masters like Van Gogh, Marc, and Macke took up El Greco's audacity in painting but only 300 years later. Both Franz Marc and August Macke were killed on the Western front in the First World War.
|Laocoön in the Vatican Museums (©Wikipedia)|
|Suffering without measure.|