Talk by Nicos Hadjinicolaou at exhibition in London devoted to El Greco, organized by the Cretan Society in Great Britain.
On the occasion of the major exhibition of paintings by El Greco (New York, Metropolitan Museum - London, National Gallery, October 2003 - May 2004), the National Gallery of England organised a series of discussions and talks on the artist/s work in which Nicos Hadjinicolaou, director of the El Greco Centre of the IMS/ITE and Professor of Art History at the University of Crete, participated.
Thus, on Wednesday 5th May 2004, in the great amphitheatre of the National Gallery, and under the general title "Talking points: El Greco and Crete", David Davies and Xavier Bray, curators of the exhibition, talked to Nicos Hadjinicolaou. Collin Wiggins of the National Gallery chaired the discussion.
On Saturday 8th May 2004, during a "Study Day" devoted to the topic "El Greco: Toledo and beyond", Nicos Hadjinicolaou gave a talk entitled "Nationalistic Borrowings of El Greco, in which he first referred to the wider problem of approaching artists who settled in foreign countries permanently during the last five centuries, and then gave an in-depth analysis of the extreme ideological attempts, in Greece and Spain, to prove in each case the pure "Byzantine/ or "Spanish/ character of his painting.
On Friday 7th May at the same venue, the Society of Cretans in Great Britain, in collaboration with the National Gallery, organised an evening devoted to El Greco and Crete, at the beginning of which Nicos Hadjinicolaou gave a talk entitled "An Artist from Crete in Italy and Spain."
On the occasion of the above exhibition of works by El Greco organised by the National Gallery, London, the First Freedom Production Allfilm company of London sent a crew to Rethymno (Thursday, 8th April) where there is a research program on the work of El Greco and interviewed the program director, Nicos Hadjinicolaou.