Editor: Dr. Anastasia Drandaki, Curator of the Byzantine Collection at the Benaki Museum, Athens
The icon painters in the workshops on Crete in the 15th and 16th centuries - the setting in which El Greco was trained - were renowned for their skill in painting impeccable panels not only in the traditional Byzantine manner but also in a style inspired by Western models. The Origins of El Greco includes approximately 46 works from public and private collections in Greece, Europe, the United States and Canada, many of which will be published for the first time. The color-illustrated catalogue features detailed descriptions of the exceptional works included in the exhibition as well as 3 informative essays.
Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Onassis Cultural Center on Saturday, April 21, 2007
Editor: Dr. Nikolaos Kaltsas, Director, National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Organized in conjunction with the Onassis Cultural Centers groundbreaking
exhibition Athens-Sparta, the International Conference explored the
archaeological and historical elements of the ancient relationship and conflict
between the rival city-states, and provided insight into the artistic
development of the Attic and Laconic cultures.