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Why do we have to go see Le Greco at the Grand Palais?

From 16 October to 10 February, the Grand Palais is hosting a retrospective devoted to El Greco, a great figure in Golden Age painting. Admirably displayed under the light-flooded nave, the works reveal the career of a singular artist, stamped with the seal of both tradition and modernity.



Why does this exhibition need to be in your outing schedule?



An unpublished retrospective. Because it is the first time that a retrospective of this magnitude is organized in France around the figure of El Greco. The exhibition, through the master's production, retraces his entire career. Born in Crete in 1541, Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco, produced an abundant body of work of which only a small part is often known. Showing the richness of his achievements sheds new light on the personality and style of the artist. You might be surprised.



A painter apart. El Greco is the last great master of the Renaissance and the first great painter of the Golden Age. As such, it occupies a special place in the history of art. The innovative character of his art and the evolution of his style make him a timeless artist, rediscovered at the end of the 19th century, recognized and adopted by the avant-gardes of the early 20th century.



Powerful space setting. The scenography and layout are designed to celebrate El Greco's modernity. As you wander from room to room, you will be seized by the audacity of the painter's compositions, the beauty of the palette, the search for forms. On the program: emotions, discoveries and rediscoveries, around strong works and others less known.



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