24 Jan-17 April. The Capitoline Museums exhibits The Annunciation by El Greco (1541-1614), as part of an art exchange programme with Madrid's Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.
Considered one of the artist's most spectacular works, The Annunciation was created originally as an altarpiece, flanked on either side by two panels, one of which is now in Romania's national art museum in Bucharest, the other at the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
Despite having lived in Italy for a decade (1567-1577), and living in Rome roughly between 1570 and 1576, there are precious few works by El Greco in Italian museums.
The artist only became recognised as a Mannerist master and one of the greats of the Spanish School of Painting around 300 years after his death.
For more details see Capitoline Museums' website.
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El Greco's Annunciation in Rome
Palazzo dei Conservatori (ground floor), Capitoline Museums, Piazza del Campidoglio 1, tel. 060608.
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