New York, NY, August 03, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of El Greco: Mystic Under the Blazing Sun from their new series The Gallery of The Masters. This illuminating program presents an overview of El Greco’s extraordinary life and will be available on DVD on August 30, 2011 for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
In 1575, a foreigner came to live within the walls of Toledo, the spiritual center of Spain. He came from Greece, from the island of Crete: His name was Kyriakos Theotocopoulos. The people of Toledo called him El Greco, the Greek. At the court of the Spanish King El Greco had had no success, but the high dignitaries of Toledo, the bastion of Spanish Catholicism, liked his paintings with their somber, passionate religiousness. Influenced by the icon painting in his home country and by his years in Venice as a pupil of Titian, El Greco developed his unmistakable, expressive style: the elongated figures in his pictures, painted in flickering forms and lines and the dramatic character of his landscapes became his hallmark. This informative and entertaining documentary was filmed in the Prado Museum and in the churches and cloisters of Toledo where El Greco offset the blazing, summery light with dark, cool colors: This unique program presents these contrasts in impressive shots and draws a new picture of this artist, whose baffling modernity has still not lost any of its fascination.
El Greco: Mystic Under the Blazing Sun
Street Date: August 30, 2011
Run Time: 30 minutes
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1
More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com.
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films