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The EXPO "Greco at the Grand Palais

  • WE LOVE : a very singular universe. Works rarely exhibited in Paris
  • AGE: for all, from 7 years old with the family visit
  • DATE: until February 10, 2020
  • LOCATION: Grand Palais (Paris 8th)
Greco at the Grand Palais exhibition 2019 /2020

Greco at the Grand Palais: 1st major exhibition in France dedicated to this great unclassifiable artist

  • El Greco is a 16th century artist, unclassifiable and very original.
  • He mainly painted religious subjects.
  • Initially inspired by the Byzantine art of the icon painters, his art evolved through contact with Italian painting. He used his great imagination to propose new figurative solutions.
  • His painting is very singular: the choice of very bright colors is unusual and the characters seem weightless.
  • Painter of the 16th century, he was born in Crete and worked in Italy in Venice alongside Titian and in Rome. It is in Spain, in Toledo that he will know the success.
  • A very original artist, El Greco has been described as a madman, sometimes a heretic, sometimes a mystic. Some, to justify the audacity of his palette, have even imagined him astigmatic!
  • The Greco exhibition at the Grand Palais presents a beautiful retrospective with 75 works of the artist and is a unique opportunity to see in France the painting of this immense artist with such an original style.

The Grand Palais offers a family visit to help young people discover this artist:

The Grand Palais offers a family visit to help young people discover this artist:


  • With family, with children from 7 to 16 years old
  • Duration : 1h30
  • Discover a major artist in the history of art with your family through games and interactivity
  • Entrance through the "coupe-file" access. Meet in front of the "groups" reception desk 1/4 hour before the visit
  • Wednesdays (in October only) and every Saturday at 2:15 pm

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