Monumental Works in Toledo and Escorial
a talk by Professor Marina Lambraki-Plaka
with a reception to follow
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30-8:30pm in House A
free and open to the public
advance registration required, click here to register
In collaboration with the Society for the Preservation of Greek Heritage
This event will be streamed and recorded. By attending this event, the audience consents to being captured on video and audio.
Prof. Marina Lambraki-Plaka will present select masterpieces of the great Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (“El Greco”), including The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, View of Toledo, and The Disrobing of Christ. Building on her scholarly work and her efforts to showcase the legacy of El Greco in the Greek National Gallery with state-of-the-art digital technologies, Prof. Lambraki-Plaka will share her views about one of the greatest masters of all time and explain some of the secrets of his art.
About the speaker
Prof. Marina Lambraki-Plaka is Director of the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum in Athens, Greece. She was previously the Chair of History of Art at the Athens School of Fine Arts and the first woman professor in the history of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Prof. Lambraki-Plaka has taught as a visiting professor at universities in France, the US, and Greece. She has published 19 books and more than 200 papers and articles as well as more than 100 essays for exhibition catalogues.