- Artist on the Move: El Greco in Crete, Italy and Spain
11.04.2014 19.00 h
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Lecturer: Dr Panagiotis Ioannou
The speaker will trace the travels of the great painter Dominikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco, 1541-1614) from his Cretan homeland to Venice, Rome and finally Toledo in Spain, focussing on the way these different environments and cultures affected the development of his art. How deep was the influence of the Byzantine tradition on his work? How did he react to the great Italian painters of his day such as Titian and Veronese? How far was he integrated into the culture of Spain, where he spent half his life?
Dr Panagiotis Ioannou is an Assistant Professor at the University of Crete. He has done original research on El Greco as well as on the Greek-Neopolitan painter Belisario Corenzio, the subject of his PhD thesis.
The lecture marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death.
We would like to thank Elly Symons for sponsoring this lecture.
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