Whether you‘re interested in art or not, there are some things, that you must have seen once in a lifetime. Especially lovers of the Spanish art history should know the name El Greco – this year, everybody gets invited to gain insight into the life of the genius.
Born in April 1541 in Crete, the young Greco moved to Madrid in 1577 in the hope to work for the king. He later came to the former Spanish capital Toledo, where he started creating his famous altarpieces. His style influenced many German painters such as Max Beckmann or Oppenheimer.
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of El Greco‘s death this year, there will be diffrent exhibitions in Madrid and Toledo, where you can marvel at the beautiful paintings of the great master. Further information as well as the exhibitions programm can be found here.