• When: 05 May, 2014, Mon - 03 Jul, 2014, Thu
    Hours: Daily 9.00 - 14.00 (except Saturdays & Sundays) Monday & Wednesday 18.00-20.00
  • Where: Gate Pantokratora, Heraklion, Crete
  • Category: Exhibition

The Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts in collaboration with the Region of Crete - EE Heraklion presents the exhibition " Tribute to the Greek " contributing thereby to the anniversary of 400 years since the death of El Greco.

This event, which is considered the most significant made ​​in Greece, both by participants and by objective observers, it allows painters, printmakers and sculptors to give due value to the great need in the whole world colleague.

The exhibition , from May 5 to July 3, 2014 , ninety participating artists were asked to create as many banners that showcase and demonstrate, in any manner deemed appropriate everyone , reverence and admiration for the work of the great painter who was born, grew up and studied in Heraklion.

El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his national Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Doménikos Theotokópoulos), often adding the word Κρής ("Cretan").

El Greco was born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before travelling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed a series of works.

During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. In 1577, he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major commissions and produced his best-known paintings.

The opening will take place on Monday, May 5 at 19:30 in the " Gate Pantokratora " in Chanioporta, Heraklion, Crete.

The exhibition will be open daily 9.00-14.00 ( except Saturdays & Sundays) Monday & Wednesday 18.00-20.00.

Don't miss this special event!

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