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Medieval Faculty Colloquium: “El Greco – Architect?”

Charlie Barber, Art & Archaeology

November 28, 2023 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · 209 Scheide Caldwell

Program in Medieval Studies

The Program in Medieval Studies is pleased to offer the Faculty Colloquium series for Fall 2023. Charlie Barber, Donald Drew Egbert Professor of Art and Archaeology, will present this lunchtime talk on Tuesday, November 28.

Today, Domēnïkos Theotokópoulos (El Greco), ca. 1540-1614, is primarily known today for his extraordinary and distinctive paintings. In the seventeenth century, attention was also drawn to his relationship with architecture. Over the past century, the nature of this architectural identity has generated a regular, slight, but unresolved conversation. In this paper, Professor Barber would like to return to this topic, and consider what it was that Theotokópoulos wanted from architecture and why it was possible for his near contemporaries to describe him as an architect.

Please RSVP Here. Lunch will be provided.

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