ARTES Symposium & Lecture to celebrate 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco

Burial of the Count of Orgaz, San Tomas, Toledo

The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, Santo Tomé, Toledo

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, ARTES will be holding a Symposium & Lecture at the Instituto Cervantes102 Eaton Sq, London SW1W 9AN, 3.30pm – 7.30pm, Friday 28th February 2014

The symposium starts at 3.30pm and will be followed at 6.30pm by a special ARTES lecture given by Professor Fernando Marías, curator of the forthcoming exhibition of El Greco’s paintings in Toledo, entitled Was El Greco a Spanish Painter? Challenging a Myth, Reading El Greco’s Documents and Writings

Entrance for the symposium is £15, or £6 for ARTES/Instituto Cervantes members(or join us instead! £35/year, or £20 for students/under 25s/JSAs). Entrance for the lecture is free. If you would like to attend, please contact Morlin Ellis at artesiberia@gmail.com

LOGO CERVANTES ROJO

Spanish embassy logoARTES would like to thank the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes for their kind and generous support of this event

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE

3.30: Welcome, Dr Tom Nickson (Chair, ARTES)

3.35: Opening remarks, Sir John Elliott, FBA (Honorary President, ARTES)

3.45: Dr Hilary Macartney (University of Glasgow): Portrait of a Lady: the Reception of the “Lady in a Fur Wrap” in the Stirling Maxwell Collection, Glasgow

4.15: Prof David Davies (Curator, National Gallery El Greco exhibition, 2004): El Greco, the Painter/Philosopher

4.45: tea/coffee & biscuits

5.15: Susan Wilson (artist): La Joven Enferma y El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz

5.45: discussion

6.30: Prof Fernando Marías (Curator, El Greco of Toledo, 2014): Was El Greco a Spanish Painter? Challenging a Myth, Reading El Greco’s Documents and Writings (open to all)

7.30: drinks reception

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