School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Early El Greco from Candia to Venice and Rome

Professor Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides will deliver the lecture 'Early El Greco from Candia to Venice and Rome: Byzantine Tradition, New Challenges', followed by a reception. This event is free and open to all.

Professor Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides is Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Director of the Museum of Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Athens. In addition to Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco), her fields of research include Byzantine and Post-Byzantine painting and West-European art, and the social context for the arts in Crete in the 13th to 17th centuries. She has undertaken extensive research in the State Archives in Venice on the art of Crete under Venetian rule. Her lecture will review the early works of El Greco in the post-Byzantine tradition, his experimental attempts in Venice following Venetian aesthetic values, and his more mature years in Rome before finally establishing himself in Toledo.

Nov 20 2017 -

Early El Greco from Candia to Venice and Rome

Professor Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides's lecture is supported by the A. G. Leventis Foundation and jointly sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh. (Published 26 October, 2017)

Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG