Shadows and Distortions by El Greco

Instructions This research/ critical analysis and interpretation essay should be about El Greco and how he “moved” like no other artist and more specifically the use of shadow, light and distortions in his artwork. Examples of El Greco’s work should be used to show all of the above. “The Adoration of the Shepherds” by El Greco. This art work and information about it can be found through the Metropolitan Museum of Art webpage. Ready Paper Excerpt Shadows and Distortions by El Greco Publishing, Britannica Educational, and Kathleen Kuiper. Painters of the Renaissance. Chicago: Britannica Educational Pub, 2013. <http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=1069113>. The authors argue that the use of light, shadows, and distortions saw El Greco move by far like no other artists. For more than a period of 250 years since his death, El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) was considered as an insane and extravagant painter who deserved less than a footnote in the history of art.  In fact, his work has been criticized by some scholars during and after his time. For example, Antonio Palomino, a Spanish artist dismissed the work of El Greco as ridiculous and disgraceful especially on the disjointed drawing, as well as, the unpleasant color. However, it was not…