Genni Lee Hester

El Greco in New York closes this weekend

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Hello,

Today I had a wonderful opportunity to swing by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see its commemoration of El Greco’s 400th death anniversary. The exhibit, El Greco in New York, displays a mixture of the artist’s religious works as well as portraits and landscapes. In fact, the famous View of Toledo is on presentation. El Greco created during the Spanish Renaissance, yet has had an obvious influence on modern artists. Most notably Picasso; there are parallels seen in both his his blue plus cubism periods.

If in the New York area over the next few days, please take the time to see this fantastic exhibit!

Warmly,

Genni.

 

(Images courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website: metmuseum.org)

View of Toledo

View of Toledo

 

Portrait of an Old Man (thought to be El Greco himself)

Portrait of an Old Man (thought to be El Greco himself)

 

The Vision of Saint John

The Vision of Saint John

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