El Greco and Modern Painting, Madrid

2014-06-El Greco and modern painting-posterEl Greco y la Pintura Moderna (El Greco and Modern Painting), Prado Museum, Madrid, 24 June – 5 October 2014.
The latest of the exhibitions in Spain devoted to the Cretan’s art and influence focuses on the rediscovery of El Greco by nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern and avant-garde artists in France, Germany, Spain and North and South America. 26 works by El Greco alongside more than 80 modern paintings and drawings, including Cézanne’s version of the Lady in an Ermine Wrap (lent to Spain for the first time), and works by Manet, Picasso and Expressionist groups amongst others. The exhibition aims to reveal how El Greco’s influence extended through Expressionism and Cubism to post World War II Abstract Expressionist artists in America such as Jackson Pollock and the angst-ridden figuration in the UK of Francis Bacon. It will also include works by Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall André Derain, Robert Delaunay, Alberto Giacometti, Oskar Kokoschka, August Macke, Amedeo Modigliani, Diego Rivera, Egon Schiele, and Chaïm Soutine. It has been organised by Javier Barón, curator of nineteenth-century art at the Prado.

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