Bullfight

Bullfight, watercolor, 19x25" (48x62 cm.), 2006.

Domenicos Theotocopoulos was born in Crete, he painted. He left his island for Venice, where he started working with Tiziano. There, he was discovered by a Spanish priest, Nino de Guevara. Years later, Domenico went to Madrid, where he was called "El Greco". He fell in love with Jeronima de las Cuevas, and the couple settled in Toledo, where El Greco had much success as an artist. His old friend Nino de Guevara was now the Gran Inquisitor, which caused much trouble in their relationship, due to the great disgust El Greco felt for the Inquisitor's work. El Greco had been warned many years before by his master Tiziano: "Never show too much what you can do. You won't be forgiven". Did he listen?
Domenicos Theotocopoulos nacio en Creta, pintaba. Dejo su isla por Venecia, donde comenzo a trabajar con Tiziano. Alli fue descubierto por un cura espanol, Nino de Guevara. Anos mas tarde, Domenico fue a Madrid, donde fue llamado : "El Greco". Se enamoro de Jeronima de las Cuevas, y la pareja se fue a vivir a Toledo, donde El Greco tuvo mucho exito como artista. Su viejo amigo Nino de Guevara era ahora el Gran Inquisidor, lo cual arruino su amistad, debido al disgusto con que El Greco veia el trabajo del Inquisidor. El Greco habia sido advertido muchos anos antes por su maestro Tiziano: "Nunca demuestres demasiado. No te lo perdonaran." Creen que hizo caso?