El Greco in New York
The exhibition «El Greco in New York» will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614). A special collaboration will bring together all of the artist’s paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, the finest outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and display them with six loans from the Hispanic Society of America. The exhibition will open at November 4, 2014 and will last until February 1, 2015.
During the same period, New York’s Frick Collection, whose works by this artist cannot be lent, will exhibit its three El Greco pictures together for the first time. On view at the Metropolitan Museum beginning November 4, 2014, El Greco in New York will be, in effect, a mini-retrospective of the artist, with the nine paintings from the Metropolitan Museum and six from the Hispanic Society of America spanning El Greco’s entire career, from his arrival in Venice in 1567, through his move to Rome in 1570 and his long residence in Toledo, Spain, from 1577 until his death in 1614.
El Greco’s religious paintings, portraits, and The View of Toledo, a masterpiece of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection, will make this presentation a unique experience. Few Old Master painters have exercised such a profound influence on modern art as has El Greco, one of the most original artists of the European tradition.