An artist with multiple influences… From October 14, 2019 to February 10, 2020, the Grand Palais offers a retrospective around Cretan artist Domenico Theotokopoulos also known as El Greco. An exhibition focusing on the founder of the Spanish School of the 16th century who completed his apprenticeship in the Byzantine traditional before perfecting his art and training in Venice, then in Rome before blossoming in Spain.
The aim of this exhibition is to present “this rich face” and the multiple facets of the artist who managed to instill in his paintings, import into his work, through his movings and apprenticeships, “Titian color, Tintoretto boldness and Michelangelo art”. A synthesis that gives to Greco “a particular spot in the history of painting: as the last Renaissance master and the first master of the golden century”.
The exhibition offers a more scientific vision of Greco's work through "the impressive sloughing of the painter at his debuts, from icon art to his aesthetic compliance to the Venetian character; his inventions and variations allowing - on the same theme - to measure the innovative aspect of his art and follow [...] his sensitivity, more humanist than mystic, his spiritual, spirited and literary temper".
A major artist that links tradition and modernity, rediscovered in the late 19th century and “renown and adopted by the avant-garde artists of the early 20th century”. An “insatiable inventor of shapes” linking “Titian to Les Fauves, mannerism to cubism, expressionism to abstraction”, to discover throughout a unique exhibition, the very first big monographic retrospective dedicated to the painted to be ever displayed in France and designed in partnership with the Art Institute Chicago. Note that this retrospective is supported by group Aurel BGC and the Foundation Stavros Niarchos in Athens. Shall we go have a tour, then, friends?
Dates and Opening Time
From 14 October 2019 to 10 January 2020
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris 8
M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
Tarif réduit: €9
Plein tarif: €13
Ouvert les lundis, jeudis, dimanches de 10h à 20h, les mercredis, vendredis et samedis de 10h à 22h. Fermeture hebdomadaire le mardi
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