From Crete to Callowhill

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From Crete to Callowhill: El Greco and the Barnes Foundation
Dr. Christopher Pastore
Tuesdays, September 10 - October 1, 2013 (four meetings)
6 – 8pm
$300; members, $270 Members Login Here first to receive your discount

Focusing on the work of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, aka El Greco, this course will examine the relationship between his bravura brushstrokes and idiosyncratic style and the rise of artistic identity. Students will look at El Greco's training as an icon painter in the "greek style," his move to Italy, and his later triumphs in Toledo as the preeminent painter of the Spanish Renaissance. As a part of the investigation of El Greco's career and prodigious output, we will consider what his paintings meant to his audience during his lifetime and to later generations of artists and collectors. We will then investigate El Greco's role in the Barnes ensembles and as a model for artists such as Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir and the Post-Impressionists whom Barnes would champion.

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