The Brilliance and Gloom of a passion: Zuloaga and El Greco

Fernando Marías, Jeremy Roe (Translator)

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This essay examines the interest of the Spanish artist Ignacio Zuloaga and his uncle Daniel Zuloaga in the old master painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, “El Greco” (1541-1614), and their related activities as critics, collectors, and dealers. The article offers a case study of the rediscovery of El Greco (artistic, historical, and commercial) at the end of the nineteenth century and during the first decades of the twentieth century. The essay combines historical analysis with primary sources, offering a unique insight into the perception of El Greco as an essentially “modern” artist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-519
Number of pages60
JournalArt in Translation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Art criticism
  • Art dealing
  • Collecting
  • Daniel zuloaga
  • El greco
  • Ignacio zuloaga
  • Nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Painting
  • Renaissance
  • Spanish art


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