Blog / UNC-TV’s El Greco to Velázquez documentary available on-line


By David Colagiovanni

For those of you outside of UNC-TV’s viewing area you can still see the wonderful documentary online about the Nasher’s current show “El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III” by visiting this link

Here’s some information about the documentary from their website:

Celebrate the Golden Age of Spain!

UNC-TV presents a breathtaking original production that encompasses the first comprehensive exhibition of artworks that formed the foundation for the Spanish Golden Age. Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art hosts the exhibition through November 9, and UNC-TV premieres 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.

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