Monthly Archives: January 2015

El Greco at the Frick Collection, New York: Final weeks

The Frick Collection, New York:
El Greco at the Frick Collection. Exhibition closes on 1st February 2015.
Henry Clay Frick had a deep appreciation for Spanish painting, particularly the work of El Greco. Frick traveled to Spain twice and acquired three works by the artist between 1905 and 1913. Here they are displayed side by side for the first time.
This exhibiton is in concert with El Greco in New York (also closing on 1st February 2015)at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Together, the two exhibitions show all of El Greco’s work in New York public collections and mark the 400th anniversary of the painter’s death.


The Frick Collection, New York: Lecture on El Greco by Xavier Bray, 28 January 2015

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The Frick Collection, New York, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00–7:00PM: “Demystifying El Greco: His Use of Wax, Clay, and Plaster Models“. Lecture by Xavier Bray, Arturo and Holly Melosi Chief Curator, Dulwich Picture Gallery (London).
Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations not accepted.
An inventory of El Greco’s studio made in 1614 at the time of his death lists some fifty models of plaster, clay, and wax. This lecture will consider how these models may have been used and the role they may have played in the creation of his quintessentially other-worldly style.
The event is held in conjunction with the exhibition, El Greco at the Frick Collection, on view until 1st February2015.


The Frick Collection, New York: Symposium, El Greco Comes to America, 26 January 2015

New York: The Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting is holding a symposium, “El Greco Comes to America,” on Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  Registration is required if you wish to attend this free event.
Speakers: Ellen Prokop, Susan Grace Galassi, Marcus Burke, Walter Liedtke, Xavier Salomon, José Luis Colomer, Richard Kagan, and Amaya Alzaga Ruiz.  Papers focus on individual collectors including Arabella Huntington, Louisine Havemeyer, Henry Clay Frick, Peter Widener, and Duncan Phillips, and also discuss the impact of exhibitions and the role of artist-advisers such as Mary Cassatt and Roger Fry.2015-01-FrickCollection-ElGreco-02