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Book Competition

28 March 2014

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question in the competition and you could win one of the finest art history books.

For our last competition prize we offered Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino: Diverging Paths of Mannerism, by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali (Mandragora, €50)

We asked: Which Florentine artist did both Pontormo and Rosso train under?

Answer: Andrea del Sarto

Congratulations to Alice Dugdale, winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is Art and the Religious Image in El Greco’s Italy, by Andrew R. Casper (Penn State University Press, $79.95)

Art and the Religious Image in El Greco’s Italy is the first book-length examination of the early career of one of the early modern period’s most notoriously misunderstood figures. Born around 1541, Domenikos Theotokopoulos began his career as an icon painter on the island of Crete. He is best known, under the name ‘El Greco’, for the works he created while in Spain, paintings that have provoked both rapt admiration and scornful disapproval since his death in 1614. But the nearly 10 years he spent in Venice and Rome, from 1567 to 1576, have remained underexplored until now. Andrew Casper’s examination of this period allows us to gain a proper understanding of El Greco’s entire career and reveals much about the tumultuous environment for religious painting after the Council of Trent.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details below before midday on 11 April 2014

Which day marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death?

To enter the competition, send your answer to bookcomp@apollomag.com, along with your full name and postal address. Please also let us know if you would prefer not to receive email newsletters and competition announcements from Apollo in the future.

This competition closes at midday on 11 April 2014

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