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El Greco

Grand Palais, Paris

16 Oct 2019 - 10 Feb 2020

The first monographic survey of Doménikos Theotokópolous – better known as El Greco – to take place in France, this exhibition progresses from the early Byzantine-influenced paintings the artist completed in Crete to the visionary religious paintings he completed during his four decades in Spain, and considers how he absorbed Venetian and Florentine influences from Titian, Tintoretto and Michelangelo to create a highly individual style that ushered in the Spanish Golden Age. Find out more from the Grand Palais’s website.

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La Cène (1568–70), El Greco.

The Last Supper (1568–70), El Greco. Photo © Archives Alinari, Florence, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Mauro Magliani

Saint Luke (1605–10), El Greco.

Saint Luke (1605–10), El Greco. Photo © Archives Alinari, Florence, Dist. RMN- Grand Palais/Raffaello Bencini

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata (c. 1585), El Greco.

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata (c. 1585), El Greco. Photo: © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Portrait of Cardinal Nino (c. 1600), El Greco.

Portrait of Cardinal Nino (c. 1600), El Greco. Photo: © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Vision of St John (1610–14), El Greco.

The Vision of St John (1610–14), El Greco. Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais

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