More than 100,000 people have visited the El Greco exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest since it opened at the end of October.
The Hungarian public is able to see a comprehensive exhibition of El Greco’s oeuvre in Budapest for the first time. The Museum of Fine Arts aims to provide a broad overview of the life’s work of El Greco, or Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), one of the most outstanding masters in the history of European art, presenting the painter’s full formal complexity and his great stylistic development, the museum told Hungarian news agency MTI.
More than forty private and public collections, such as the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Museo del Greco in Toledo, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, have lent works for the exhibition, in addition to the museum’s own collection.
A major exhibition of more than fifty works from El Greco is open until February 19. Due to the huge interest, the museum will open an hour earlier on Saturdays and Sundays, at 9 am.
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