Afternoon Salon

El Greco: The Link to Expressionism and Cubism

Portrait of an Old Man with Fur (Manusso Greco?), c. 1590-1600
Domenikos Theotokopoulos called El Greco
Spanish, born in Greece, 1541-1614
Oil on canvas
18-1/2 x 15-1/4 in. (47.0 x 38.7 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

El Greco: The Link to Expressionism and Cubism

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Join us to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Spanish master El Greco. Sharing some traits with Italian Mannerism, his flame-like forms, electric colors and intense emotion were deeply personal. All but forgotten by the 18th century, El Greco’s distinctive style was revived in the 19th and 20th centuries. Look at and discuss works by Manet, Cézanne and Picasso through the lens of El Greco.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.