The famed painter El Greco was just a breath away from being pushed into lifelong obscurity, until a cult following snowballed, allowing El Greco a position as one of Spain's greatest painters. The "El Greco: Rediscovering a Master" DVD explains his ultimate evolution from obscure counter-cultural figure to widely revered and adored artistic master.
Over the course of an hour, viewers get an in-depth look at various elements of El Greco's life and status, including:
- the young Modernist discovery of his late work
- 20th century revivalism
- recent examples of El Greco's clear influences on generation-spanning painters
The revitalization began in a small museum in Barcelona, and is still continuing as El Greco gains followers and further appreciation as time goes on.