Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco, is one of the most curious and fascinating artists of all time. Born in Candia in 1541, he trained in both Crete and Venice before working in Rome in the 1570s. He finally settled in Toledo around 1576 where he found patronage among the city’s prominent ecclesiastic community. This lecture by Guillaume Kientz, curator of European art, Kimbell Art Museum, will consider what makes El Greco such an original talent. It will explore his ambitious efforts to keep alive Renaissance ideals in the Counter-Reformation period. It will also examine the aesthetic and artistic ideas formed through his early, itinerant life that have made such an enduring figure in the history of art.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587.