El Greco cel­e­brated in New York for 400th an­niver­sary

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

The Frick Col­lec­tion, New York; 4 Novem­ber 2014 – 1 Fe­bru­ary 2015 Henry Clay Frick had a deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Span­ish paint­ing, par­tic­u­larly the work of El Greco, the ex­tra­or­di­nary Greek artist who, af­ter a brief pe­riod in Italy, spent most of his life in Toledo, Spain. Frick trav­elled 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 in a pre­sen­ta­tion or­ga­nized in con­cert with El Greco in New York (link is ex­ter­nal) 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.

El Greco (1541–1614) Pu­rifi­ca­tion of the Tem­ple, c. 1600., oil on can­vas

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