Tag Archives: El Greco

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage (Amsterdam)


Spanish Masters from the Hermitage:
The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya

The Hermitage, Amsterdam, 28 November 2015 – 29 May 2016

More than sixty paintings and a rich collection of graphic works and applied arts masterpieces are on show.


El Greco in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Exhibition closes 1st February 2015

El Greco in New York (New York, Metropolitan Museum). Exhibition closes 1st February 2015.

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, New York’s Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
The Frick Collection is displaying its El Greco paintings contemporaneously in the exhibition El Greco at the Frick Collection.

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

ARTES visit: Contemplation of the Divine, Sotheby’s, London

2014-06-ContemplationDivineSothebysContemplation of the Divine, Sotheby’s, New Bond Street Galleries, 5-16 July 2014

ARTES Members’ visit: Monday, 7 July, 2:30PM.

Comprises a selection of predominantly Spanish, Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings and sculpture ranging in period from the Early Renaissance through until the late Baroque.
Link to the web catalogue
Link to the catalogue (page-turner version)

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.