from 14/11/2014 until 15/2/2015

The Depiction of Death in the Work of El Greco

Short Tribute


The central showpiece of this small tribute was El Greco’s painting The Burial of Christ of the National Gallery of Athens. The painting was accompanied by two Pieta (Lamentation). The first one belongs to the collection of the Hispanic Society ofAmerica and the second one to a private collection. Both works were exhibited digitally in almost actual size.

The simultaneous presentation of the works of El Greco along with the archaeological exhibition ‘Beyond’ invited the visitors to see together diverse masterpieces that touch upon a common, universal theme: death and immortality of the soul. The visitor was be able to find interesting correlations through a number of different prisms: time, religion, society.


  • Co-financed by Greece and the European Union
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