El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III

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EL GRECO TO VELÁZQUEZ
Celebrate the Golden Age of Spain!
El Greco to Velazquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III


Coinciding with Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art exhibition, UNC-TV presents a breathtaking original production that encompasses the first comprehensive exhibition of artworks that formed the foundation for the Spanish Golden Age: El Greco to Velazquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III.

The show brings to life the little-known period (1598-1621) when Philip III ruled Spain and when Spain dominated the world with its pageantry, religious passion, art patronage, fashions, political intrigue and literary accomplishments. UNC-TV visits the Nasher exhibition to highlight works made for this Spanish court 400 years ago.

El Greco to Velazquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III also incorporates stunning footage of the Spanish landscape that inspired Spanish painters of the time. In addition, UNC-TV's Scott Davis interviews the Nasher's Nancy Hanks Senior Curator Sarah Schroth, noted Renaissance scholar Theodore Rabb and Kimerly Rorschach, director of the Nasher.

The exhibition, based on Schroth's two decades of research, includes works by El Greco, Velazquez and lesser known but talented contemporaries - including El Greco's student Luis Tristan, Juan Sanchez Cotan, Juan Bautista Maino and sculptor Gregorio Fernandez.