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El Greco and Modern Painting

Until 5 Oct 14, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain

Neglected for centuries outside Spain—and often labelled a mad man—Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), better known as El Greco, began emerging from obscurity in the 19th century. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death, the Prado’s “El Greco and Modern Painting”, opens this month. The exhibition explores the Old Master’s influence on leading exponents of 19th- and 20th-century painting, from Edouard Manet and Paul Cézanne, to Jackson Pollock and Diego Rivera. Manet was one of the first international artists to have developed... Read on

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