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"Domenikos Theotokopoulos before El Greco"

04 December 2014 until 31 March 2015

This  is the  first  exhibition which  attempts to  interpret Domenikos Theotokopoulos in terms  of the  social  and  cultural environment which  impacted on  his  artistic choices. The exhibition is in  three  parts.

The first  part  focuses  on  Cretes  importance to Venice in  the  16th century and  maps the  islands  social,  ideological and  economic structure in  terms  of the  relationship between its  urban and  rural contexts.


The final  section constructs an  interpretation of Theotokopoulos Crete  through a stylistic examination of his  work  and  its  comparison with  the  oeuvres of other  Cretan painters. What was  it that  convinced Theotokopoulos to leave  Crete  for  Venice in  the  autumn of 1567 or the  spring  of 1568?

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