Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as “El Greco” (1541–1614), of Cretan origin, began his training in the Byzantine tradition, before heading to Venice, then Rome, to refine his education. Yet it was in Spain that his art flourished and became firmly established, as of the 1570s. The artist imported Titian’s color, Tintoretto’s boldness, and Michelangelo’s artistic force to the Iberian Peninsula. This association, original yet consistent as regards his own development, gives El Greco a distinctive position in the history of painting: he was the last great master of the Renaissance, and the first great painter of the Golden Age.
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, until February 10, 2020
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