Xavier Bray

Link to video of Xavier Bray lecture

Xavier Bray, Arturo and Holly Melosi Chief Curator at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, presents his lecture "Demystifying El Greco: His Use of Wax, Clay, and Plaster Models." An inventory of El Greco’s studio made in 1614, at the time of his death, lists some fifty models of plaster, clay, and wax. Bray considers how these models may have been used and the role they may have played in the creation of his quintessentially otherworldly style.