The Healing of the Blind Man

El Greco (1541-1614) | Painter


In the left foreground Christ heals the blind man, shown kneeling in front of him, while the men standing around the scene discuss the miracle. A striking feature of the painting is the way the buildings recede towards a vanishing point in the background. El Greco (“the Greek”), who had been trained as an icon painter in his homeland of Greece, learned how to create linear perspective during his stay in Italy, where this form of representing architecture had been developed in the 15th century.

Material & Technique
Mixed media on poplar panel
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1570
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 276