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El Greco : “Christ Carrying the Cross” (c. 1577-1587)

Museum Quality Giclée on Fine Art Paper

  • Matte Finish does not pick up glare from interior lighting
  • Smooth Surface maximizes sharpness and preserves detail
  • Accent Borders display the artwork uncropped and ready to mat
  • In-house Printing assures artistic quality standards

When Julius Meier-Graefe rediscovered El Greco in the early 20th century, he observed that the artist had more in common with Renoir and Cézanne than his own master, Titian. His works are an improbable island of proto-modernism situated within, and largely ignoring, the prevailing currents of Renaissance art. Characterized by the use of bold, dissonant colors, otherworldly lighting and elongated figures that move in paroxysms of religious ecstasy, his works dramatize rather than describe, subordinating nature to the requirements of expression. Much like the religious icons that he painted as a young artist, El Greco viewed himself, in the words of art historian James Romaine, as “a vessel through which the spirit might move, his art drawing us into the light of Christ.”

Centuries ahead of his time, El Greco was widely disdained by the generations immediately following his death. Spanish commentators variously described him as “contemptible,” “ridiculous,” “strange,” “queer,” “eccentric,” and “odd,” and yet he would go on to become a major influence upon the likes of Paul Cézanne, Eugène Delacroix, Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc and Jackson Pollock. As late as 1920, the artist and critic Roger Fry described him as “an old master who is not merely modern, but actually appears a good many steps ahead of us, turning back to show us the way.”

Product Information

Expect crisp detail and vivid color from our giclée process fine art prints. We use archival pigment inks on cotton fiber paper to achieve a wide color gamut, deep blacks and beautiful tonal transitions. Unlike posters, they will not fade or yellow, but maintain their original quality for as long as you own them.

How to Frame

Historical artworks were produced in whatever shapes and sizes best suited the artists and their patrons, and these rarely correspond to the proportions of modern, mass-produced frames. Most reproductions sold on the web are cropped to an arbitrary standard, compromising the integrity of the original artwork. We solve this by using accent borders to make up any differences in proportion.

Framing may be as simple as inserting the print into a standard size frame with the borders showing. In many cases, our customers choose to have them matted. Borders allow space for framers to mount the print while covering little, if any, of the artwork. Our images are sized to provide desirable mat widths in common frames.

Sizes 9” x 12”, 12” x 16”, and 16” x 20” are designed to be matted in larger frames, such as 11” x 14”, 16” x 20” and 20” x 24”, respectively. Larger prints may be matted in frames of equal size, the borders corresponding to the shape of the mat. Where the artwork is unusually square or narrow, other sizes may be preferred.

If our sizing does not meet your requirements, we provide customization free of charge. Please contact us to discuss the details.

Shipping and Returns

All orders ship within one business day. The following services are available at checkout:

United States
Shipping Class Price Estimated Delivery Window
USPS First Class Parcel Free 3 – 5 business days
USPS Priority Mail $3.99 2 – 4 business days
USPS Priority Mail Express $29.99 1 – 3 days, guaranteed
Canada *
Shipping Class Price Estimated Delivery Window
USPS First Class International $11.99 1 – 3 weeks
USPS Priority Mail Express $56.99 3 – 5 business days
International, Excluding Canada *
Shipping Class Price Estimated Delivery Window
USPS First Class International $17.99 1 – 4 weeks
USPS Priority Mail Express $62.99 3 – 5 business days

* International orders may be subject to import taxes at time of delivery.

Returns Policy

If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, you are welcome to return it within 60 days for a full refund. Please contact us and return your item(s) to: The Ibis 809 Grant Street Endicott, NY 13760

Your return will be processed on receipt.
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