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El Greco

El Greco: Fray Hortensio Felix Paravicino, 1609 • Oil on canvas  • Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art   • 
El Greco: Fray Hortensio Felix Paravicino, 1609
Oil on canvas
Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
El Greco
LONDON  •  The National Gallery  •  Ongoing
Seen earlier this season at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this major retrospective exhibition consists of approximately 70 works by the great 16th-century painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known to posterity as El Greco. The works span the whole of his career, from his origins as a painter of icons in his native Crete to his work in Venice and Rome and his definitive move to Toledo, Spain. There are sections devoted to his depiction of saints, a selection of his large-scale altarpieces, a representation of his work as a sculptor, his rare excursions into mythological themes, and an extraordinary selection of his psychologically intense portraits, so greatly admired by Velázquez.

The National Gallery Web Site

Contact: Tel: (44) 020 7747 28 85

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