Exhibition | El Greco in the eyes of children

When :

from Monday 24 November, 2014
to Friday 28 November, 2014

Type of event :


Where :

UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO, Salle Pas Perdus, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

dl.grece@unesco-delegations.org, dl.spain@unesco-delegations.org, 01 45 68 30 64, 01 45 68 33 85,

Exhibition of paintings by Spanish and Greek students organized at the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the death of Doménikos Theotokopoulos (known as El Greco – “the Greek”), painter, sculptor and architect (1541-1614)
El Greco was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. Born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, he lived in Italy, where he mastered the style of Mannerism, and then he moved to Spain where he spent the rest of his life. For his elongated figures, dramatic and expressionistic settings he is considered by many as a precursor of twentieth century art (expressionism and cubism). He created an innovative visual language, blending Byzantine heritage with Italian and Spanish styles. His original style, derived from the mixing of diverse cultures, stands as an example of cultural diversity as a path towards enrichment and evolution.