The Museo del Greco is dedicated to artist Doménikos Theotokópoulos. El Greco was born in Greece and studied in Italy. He moved to Toledo in 1577 to create paintings and an altar for the Monastery of Santo Domingo el Antigo. This success led to commissions by other Toledo churches. The Greek’s style is characteristic of Northern Mannerism, an artistic movement inspired during the early 16th century by Italian greats such as Michelangelo and Leonard da Vinci. He also experimented with Cubism long before it became popular in the early 20th century.