Convento de Santo Domingo El Antiguo
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Convento de Santo Domingo El Antiguo information
This wonderfully disheveled 11th-century monastery contains one El Greco's earliest Toledo works: The Assumption of the Virgin (1679), which fills a gold-fringed altarpiece set against white walls, helped establish his reputation in Toledo. While his masterstrokes are recognizable, there's a flatness about the piece, which was made in the days before his work truly soared. Barely visible through an iron grating is the dusty crypt containing the wooden coffin of the painter himself.