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INVESTIGATING IDENTITY: SPANISH and COLONIAL ART: 16th-18th CENTURIES (El Greco, Velazquez, and art from the Colonial Americas) SPANISH and COLONIAL ART: 16th-18th CENTURIES Online Links: El Greco's Burial of Count Orgaz – Wikipedia Burial of Count Orgaz - The Independent Diego Velazquez – Wikipedia Las Meninas – Wikipedia Las Meninas – Smarthistory Casta Paintings – Smarthistory Casta Paintings - Learner.org Cabrera's Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz - Smarthistory El Greco. The Burial of Count Orgaz, (Santo Tomé, Toledo, Spain), 1586, oil on canvas Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614) arrived in 1577 after working for ten years in Italy. El Greco (“The Greek”), as he is called, was trained as an icon painter in the Byzantine manner in his native Crete, then under Venetian rule. In about 1566, he went to Venice and entered Titian’s shop, but he must also have closely studied the paintings of Tintoretto and Veronese. From about 1570 to 1577, he worked in Rome, apparently without finding suffi...