Grand Palace (Grand Palais) in conjunction with the Louvre and the Art Institute of Chicago will present the exhibition "El Greco. Retrospective".
This exhibition will be the first major show in France dedicated to the work of one of the last representatives of the Renaissance. According to the retrospective co-curator Charlotte Chastelle-Rousseau, the exhibition will include from 60 to 80 works. A place of honor will be given to monumental paintings, but smaller, more intimate formats will also receive their attention. One or two sculptures, two books that belonged to El Greco and his drawings will complement the idea of the artist’s work.
Domenicos Theotocopoulos, nicknamed El Greco, was born in Crete in 1541. He began to master the craft in the icon-painting workshop and at the age of 22 he became a master of miniatures and frescoes. However, he did not want to remain an icon painter and, in about 1566, went to Venice. Over the years spent there, El Greco assimilated the humanistic culture and foundations of Renaissance art.