El Greco (Domenikos Theotokópoulos)

Although El Greco’s decade-long sojourn in Venice and Rome has recently been the focus of scholarly attention, it has not yet been adequately reconciled with the entirety of his artistic career. Referencing studies of cultural hybridity in the early modern world, this lecture explores El Greco’s assimilation of Italian Renaissance painting as well as the evolution of his idiosyncratic style.

Andrew Casper is Assistant Professor of Art History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

El Greco’s Vincenzo Anastagi  is one of three portraits from the painter’s formative Italian period. Jeongho Park explores the significance of this important work in the context of El Greco’s career and the implications of Henry Clay Frick's aquisition of this painting for his art collection. 
 
Jeongho Park is the Curatorial Research Associate at the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, and former Anne L. Poulet Fellow at The Frick Collection. 
 
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Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum Art, November 8, 2006, through January 28, 2007

 

El Greco: Themes and Variations

May 15, 2001 to July 29, 2001

The Frick Collection's St. Jerome and Purification of the Temple comprised the core of this special exhibition, which was shown in the Oval Room. Together with five loan paintings — all replicas or versions of the two Frick canvases — these works revealed different aspects of the master's recycling of his own compositions. Although El Greco was a highly original painter, he frequently made replicas or related versions of his works, at a time when few if any other major artists did so.