El Greco and Toledo, by Siân Walters
Talk | The Wallace Collection
Thursday 12 October 2017 - 14:30 until 15:30
Tracing the extraordinary stylistic development of El Greco, and concentrating on the latter half of his career – spent in Toledo – Siân Walters examines paintings which are still in their original locations, such as The Burial of Count Orgaz and The Disrobing of Christ. Their mystical, avant-garde appearance belies a variety of surprising influences, and she enquires to what extent they can be seen as reflections of the cultural, religious and socioeconomic climate of the city in the early 17th century.
This is the 1st lecture in a season of talks focusing on Spanish painting from the 16th to 20th centuries. You might also like to consider these lectures:-
Velázquez at Court in Madrid, by Dr Jacqueline Cockburn
Murillo, painter of the Spanish Golden Age, by Bernadette Petti
Dalí and the Surrealists, by Frank Woodgate
Picasso and his Women, by Val Woodgate
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.