El Greco’s Art Travelling From Greece to Toledo


The greatest exhibition ever of the works of El Greco will take place in Toledo, Spain. Three pieces by Greece’s most famous painter will travel to Spain, to be included in the exhibition entitled The Greek of Toledo.

These three paintings include, St. Luke painting the Virgin and child, The Adoration of the Magi, from the Byzantine Collection of the Benaki Museum and the Coronation of the Virgin, from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

The exhibition which coincides with El Greco Year 2014, celebrates 400 years since the artist’s death. The exhibition will take place at the Santa Cruz Museum from March 14 to June 14.

This will be the largest exhibition ever put together in honor of the Greek painter and the first to be held in Toledo. Other works from famous institutions around the world, the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Metropolitan Museum of New York and Washington’s National Gallery. Besides the Santa Cruz Museum, the exhibition will incorporate other locations in Toledo, known as “El Greco Venues”, places where the painter worked. These include the Vestry of Toledo Cathedral, the Chapel of San José, the Convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo, the Church of Santo Tomé and the Tavera Hospital.

Other exhibitions will be held in Athens at the Byzantine and Christian Museum entitled, Art and Society on Crete in the years of El Greco, at the Museum of Cycladic Art entitled, The adoration of the name of Jesus and Dominicos Theotokopoulos, and the Benaki Museum entitled, The Frienfly Circle of El Greco in Toledo, where the exhibition Theotokopoulos between Venice and Rome will be transferred from Crete.

The members of the Central Archaeological Council agreed to the temporary loan of the three works to the Foundation El Greco 2014, on Tuesday, January 14.