El Greco and Modernism

For the first time in history, Germany has the chance to host a major exhibition focusing on El Greco’s pictorial work, that inspired a wide range of Modernists and Blaue Reiter artists. Located at the Kunstpalast Museum in Düsseldorf, the exhibition includes the masterpiece “Laocoön”, the artist’s only surviving panel picture, loaned by the National Gallery of Art of Washington, “The Immaculate Conception” and “The Opening of The Fifth Seal” loaned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In comparison, there is a display of famous artworks, made by well known Blaue Reiter artists and Modernists, such as August Macke, Franz Marc, Albert Bloch and many others, who have recognized the Greek master as one of the father figures of Modernism. The exhibition runs from April 28 to August 12, 2012 under the patronage of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and the German Federal President. For more information click here.

Elena Papastavrou

The Immaculate Conception

Opening of the fifth seal

The Kunstpalast Museum