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For centuries, Renaissance painter El Greco was a nonentity.The centerpiece of the commemorations is the biggest-ever gathering of El Greco paintings.Among the El Greco paintings traveling home to Toledo are "The Adoration of the Name of Jesus," on loan from the National Gallery of London; "Christ on the Cross With Two Donors," from the Louvre; and "View of Toledo," a favorite of writer Ernest Hemingway, from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.Commissioned by church officials soon after El Greco arrived in Toledo, "The Disrobing" shows Jesus in a brilliant red robe, with an elongated neck, and long, slender fingers in a crowd of similarly stretched-out figures that are the painter's signature.Later, the El Greco paintings that also hung in Spain's national museum became a powerful influence on the impressionists, expressionists and the schools that followed – from cubist to abstract.In another anniversary exhibition, one curated by Baron at the Prado, works of Picasso and other modern greats will be hung with El Greco paintings to show the huge influence he had on modernist art.
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