It depicts Christ on the cross accompanied by the Virgin Mary, Saint John and Mary Magdalene at the foot of the cross. Three angels collect the Saviors blood at the moment of his expiration.
It shows how El Greco uses the colors of the sky to evoke emotion and mood from the scene without having to paint a physically tortured body.
El Grecos El Crucifixion is among one of the best artworks ever made using the theme; the other two of which are Giottos of the Arena Chapel and Grunewalds of the Isenheim Altar.
View of Toledo
It is one of the two surviving landscape paintings by El Greco. Landscape paintings were banned in Spain during the time so View of Toledo is also considered as the first Spanish landscape painting.
It is considered as one of the best depictions of the sky in Western art
The painting is not an accurate representation of Toledo. El Greco took liberties with the structures in the painting to include the cathedral which was not visible from the chosen perspective.