View of Toledo
, is one of the two
painted by El Greco
today. The other, called View and Plan of
Toledo lies at Museo Del Greco, Toledo, Spain.
Along with Vincent van Gogh
The Starry Night
landscapes by Joseph Turner
, it is
among the best known depictions of the sky in Western art
, and 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, but truthfully depicts on the side the
Castle of San Servando).
It is signed on the lower right
corner by El Greco.
This was a magnificent painting by El Greco