The island of Crete, birthplace of the Renaissance master Domenicos Theotokopoulos who is better known by as El Greco, is kicking off a round of exhibitions in Greece for El Greco Year. The Greek tribute to the painter, marking the 400th anniversary since the old master’s death, starts with the inauguration on June 20 of the exhibition "Domenikos Theotokopoulos between Venice and Rome" at the Historical Museum of Crete in Iraklio.
The exhibition is dedicated to the painter’s Italian period and opened to the public on June 21. It will run to October 25. After this date it will be transferred to the Benaki Museum in Athens, which helped organise the exhibition, where it will run from November 21 until March 1, 2015.