Wednesday, December 17, 2014

El Greco's 'The Holy Family With Saint Mary Magdalen' on View at the Portland Art Museum

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El Greco [Domenikos Theotokopoulos] (Spanish, born Greece, 1541-1614), The Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen, 1590-1595, oil on canvas, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Friends of the Cleveland Museum of Art in memory of J.H. Wade.
OREGON---The fifth installment of the Portland Art Museum’s ongoing series Masterworks | Portland commemorates the fourth centenary of the death of El Greco (1541-1614), the brilliant, multicultural genius whose highly personal, conceptual style gave form to the intense spirituality of Spain’s Golden Age. Coinciding with the celebrations of Christmas and Easter, this special installation features the artist’s greatest devotional painting, the magisterial Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen, a rarely loaned treasure of the Cleveland Museum of Art. [link]

Portland Art Museum: "Masterworks | Portland: El Greco" (Ends April 5, 2015); 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR; (503) 226-2811; portlandartmuseum.org