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View of Toledo

Medium: 
Painting
Year: 
1596–1600
Art Period: 
Baroque
Dimensions: 
121.3 cm × 108.6 cm (47.8 in × 42.8 in)

View of Toledo, is one of the two surviving landscapes painted by El Greco. The other, View and Plan of Toledo lies at Museo Del Greco, Toledo, Spain.

It is among the best known depictions of the sky in Western art, along with Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, some landscapes by William Turner, and some works by Monet. It features sharp color contrast between the sky and the hills below. Painted in a Mannerist (or Baroque) style, the work takes liberties with the actual layout of Toledo (some buildings are depicted in different positions than their actual location, though the Castle of San Servando is accurately depicted on the side).

El Greco
Artwork Location 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world, with the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries.

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