Surely you know we are in the year of Greco. Specifically, in the celebration of the fourth centenary of the death of the painter of Crete, whose life was so linked to the Toledo city.
For this reason, organized by the El Greco Foundation 2014, for this year a comprehensive program of exhibitions and other cultural activities which are carried out mainly in Toledo, but also in Madrid and in other Spanish cities.
After the start of cultural activities of El Greco 2014 on January 18 with an original Bells concert in Toledo. during which the bell musician Llorenc Barber used the bell towers of up to 16 churches and convents of Toledo, comes the first of the samples provided in theEl Greco 2014 exhibition program,
It's about the exposition Contemporary Toledo, a sample of photography that takes place in the San Marcos Cultural Center, from February 18 to June 14.
Thirteen photographers of international projection participate in the exhibition, which present photographs of the city of Toledo taken throughout 2013. These are different visions of the city in homage to El Greco.
The participating photographers are: Massimo Vitali, José Manuel Ballester, Dionisio González, Shirin Neshat, Michael Rovner, David Maisel, Rinko Kawauchi, Matthieu Gafsou, Marcos López, Floreal Surun, Vik Muniz, Philip Lorca di Corcia and Abelardo Morell.
The ticket prices They are, generally, 3 euros, and the reduced one, 1.50 euros, from which seniors + 65 benefit, children from 2 to 12 years old, holders of the Youth Card, students from 18 to 25 years old and unemployed.
Greco Museum in Toledo
The main event of this year's celebrations is the exposition The Greek of Toledo, the greatest sample of the painter's work ever made.
This exhibition is held from March 14 to June 14, and gathers more than one hundred works of El Greco from 29 different cities in the world.
The sample The Greek of Toledo you can see it in the Santa Cruz de Toledo Museum, which is the headquarters, but also in the so-called Greco spaces, among which are the Toledo Cathedral, the Santo Tomé church or the Tavera Hospital.
He Prado Museum in Madrid It also has a great role in this year dedicated to El Greco.
Specifically, from March 31 to June 29 the exposition El Greco Library, which presents 40 books that were part of the artist's personal library, from the Prado Museum Library and of the National Library.
The great show that has been programmed in the Prado Museum is the exposition El Greco and Modern Painting, which analyzes how the artist's rediscovery influenced the painting of the 19th and 20th centuries.
This exhibition is held from June 24 to October 5, and in it you can see, along with paintings of the Greco, works by Picasso, Pollock, Manet, Cezanne, Bacon and Saura, among other artists.
For its part, in the National Museum of Sculpture of ValladolidFrom April 29 to July 27, the exposition Twelve looks El Greco, with works by contemporary artists that have been influenced by the Cretan artist.
And in the Santa Cruz de Toledo MuseumFrom September 8 to December 9, you have the exposition El Greco, Art and Craft, where works by El Greco are shown along with replicas and versions made in his day in his workshop. For example, in this exhibition you can compare the different versions of The Expolio.
In addition to the exhibitions, among acts of celebration of El Greco 2014 dance and music parades take place, theatrical performances, dance and fire shows, and an extensive program of concerts within the cycle Centennial Music.
Gastronomic activities are also planned under the motto TasteGreek, where the commemorative menus stand out in 50 restaurants in Toledo.
Here you can download the pdf with the complete program of exhibitions and activities of Greco 2014 in Toledo.<>