Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face
From 1570 to 1576, El Greco worked in Rome, where he sought to establish himself as a portrait painter. The Frick Collection's Vincenzo Anastagi, a remarkable expression of the artist's ambition and invention, is one of just three portraits to survive from his Roman sojourn. Jeongho Park explores this magnificent painting in the context of another great portrait of the time, Scipione Pulzone's Jacopo Boncompagni. The catalogue was published in connection with the exhibition Men in Armor, on view from August 5, 2014 to October 26, 2014.