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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Global Greece: Καλά Χριστούγεννα σε Όλους! Merry Christmas To All Our Friends Around the World!



The Adoration of the Shepherds, El Greco


With this magificent painting by one of our most famous Global Greeks, El Greco, we at Global Greek World wish all our friends around the world

Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Καλή Xρονιά με Υγεία, Χαρά και Ειρήνη!
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year!




El Greco was born Domenikos Theotokopoulos in 1541 in Crete, at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the centre 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.  To read more about El Greco, Click Here



The Onassis Foundation (USA) is currently hosting an exhibition

THE ORIGINS OF EL GRECO:

ICON PAINTING IN VENETIAN CRETE

through February 27, 2010 

 with early works by El Greco.


Don't miss this fascinating exhibition  at 

The Onassis Cultural Center, New York

Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Entrance on 51st or 52nd Street between 5th and Madison Avenues
For more information, Click Here 




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