El Greco

Magnificent Icon Believed to Be Early El Greco Discovered on Crete

A religious icon believed to be an early work of master painter El Greco, born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, one of the most-renowned artists in the entire history of Western art, was recently discovered on Crete. The icon of Saint Ekaterini was found...

El Greco: The Greek Genius Who Changed the Art World

El Greco's "Portrait of an Old Man," believed to be a self-portrait, 1595 El Greco is one of the best known artists in the entire history of Western art, as his unique, romantic and awe-inspiring works have influenced a great...

Van Gogh, Picasso, and El Greco Masterpieces Find New Home in Athens

A new museum displaying international contemporary and modern art will soon open its doors in the heart of Athens. Opening on Wednesday, October 2, after twenty-six years of planning, the time has finally come for the long-awaited opening of the...

Exceptional Greeks of Cretan Descent

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and it is famous across the globe for its beaches, clear waters and exceptional cuisine. However, what many people don't know is that some of the most important Greeks throughout history...

Great Byzantine Art Relives at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage

A total of 121 masterpieces of Byzantine art will be exhibited at the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg in Russia until October 2. The opening ceremony of "Byzantium Through the Centuries" took place on Friday. The exhibition is part...

‘Nikos Kazantzakis’: Yannis Smaragdis Announces New Film

Greek director Yannis Smaragdis recently announced a new film centering on the life of Cretan poet, novelist and travel writer Nikos Kazantzakis. Smaragdis is known for previous films such as "Kavafy", "El Greco", and "God Loves Caviar", most of them...

National Gallery Launches Digital El Greco Exhibition

The National Gallery in Athens, Greece, inaugurated a digital exhibition of El Greco attended by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos as well as Attica Region governor Rena Dourou and Alternate Minister for Culture Nikos Xydakis. The exhibition presents the artist’s monumental works that cannot be...

Greek Post Office Issues 'El Greco' Stamps

Hellenic Post (ELTA) announced on Tuesday the issuing of a collectible stamps edition to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Domenicus Theotokopoulos, the master painter of the Spanish Renaissance who was also known as 'El Greco.' The El Greco stamps and...

Greece Celebrates 400 Years of El Greco

A round of exhibitions is going to start on June 20 marking the celebration of the 400th anniversary of  Renaissance master Domenicos Theotokopoulos’ death. The Greek tribute to the painter, who is better known by the nickname El Greco,...

Formula 1 Honors El Greco

The Lotus F1 Team has decided to honor the memory of the famous Greek painter El Greco. Four hundreds years after the death of the artist, who was a leading figure of the Spanish Renaissance, Lotus will design a special car...