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Art. Key stage 1

Practice making and using egg tempera and compare the effects with oil paint.

KS 2. Using the National Gallery website ( look at the zoomable image of this painting and explore El Greco's loose brushwork.

KS34. Find out where angels appear in religions other than Catholicism and look at other cultural equivalents to heaven and hell. Look at how El Greco distorts the figure and what affect this achieves.

Post - 16

Make a comparison between the painting techniques of El Greco and 20th-century artists such as Cezanne and Picasso.

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