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El Greco by Dr. Gail-Nina Anderson

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541- 1614), nicknamed El Greco, combined the lingering traditions of Byzantine art with the innovations of Late Renaissance Italy and produced a highly-charged, uniquely mannered range of paintings.


Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541- 1614), nicknamed El Greco because he came from Crete, actually combined the lingering traditions of Byzantine art with the innovations of Late Renaissance Italy before moving to Spain, where he produced a highly-charged, uniquely mannered range of paintings that seem to stand outside the conventional classifications of art history.

His quivering, elongated figures can be viewed as the precursors of Expressionism, while the breaking down of form into interconnected planes of colour seems to herald Cubism.

His original training as an icon painter must have fostered an attitude where grace and religious intensity are valued beyond conventional proportion or perspective, which gave him the freedom to explore the relationship between space, form and colour in a wholly fresh, personal manner that can still startle the viewer.


Speaker(s):

Dr Gail-Nina Anderson | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

26 November 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Kings Place Gallery
Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
02075201485
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk

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Tickets:

£6.50

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Tickets online at www.kingsplace.co.uk

Box Office: 0207 520 1490

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