El Greco: Ambition and Defiance
March 7, 2020 - June 21, 2020
The Art Institute of Chicago: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

More than 400 years after El Greco cut his way across the Mediterranean world, from Crete to Italy to Spain, his wild paintings—stormy landscapes, rollicking biblical scenes, limpid compositions in which bodies and perspective seem to be always in flux—continue to stun. Seeing even a small tranche of his work is a rare pleasure; here’s a chance to view (count them!) 57. After a run at the Grand Palais in Paris, the show is making its only other stand in Chicago. —Andrew Russeth

Photo: El Greco, Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple, about 1570. Courtesy the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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