From the Spanish tourism office, Spain.info–The year 2014 Spain marks the fourth centenary of El Greco’s death with a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions and cultural activities to highlight the painting and the person of Doménikos Theotokópoulos. Toledo, the city where El Greco spent 37 years of his life, will be at the heart of this major event. Four hundred years later, El Greco returns to Toledo.
The commemoration of the fourth centenary of his death in 2014 will offer the public a chance to see masterpieces by the painter from Crete from leading national and international collections, all on display together in the city of the Tagus River. In addition, there is a programme of activities featuring everything from music concerts, theatre and dance, through to talks and gastronomic events.
This year of exhibitions in Toledo kicks off in February with the show ‘Contemporary Toledo’, featuring images of the city taken by thirteen prestigious international photographers throughout 2013. March sees the start of an exhibition that should on no account be missed: ‘The Greek from Toledo’. On the one hand, in the Museum of the Santa Cruz visitors can see paintings by El Greco from the National Gallery in London, the Musée du Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among other important collections. The exhibition will also include works by the painter in what are known as the Espacios Greco, or the ‘El Greco Spaces’, conserved in the places for which they were originally made: the cathedral, the chapel of San José, the convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo, the Tavera Hospital and the church of Santo Tomé.
More information on Spain.info, including events in other parts of Spain: http://www.spain.info/en/reportajes/el-greco-2014-iv-centenario.html