The exhibition will present works by El Greco and Nordic artists in order to explore the Nordic reception and construction of El Greco in the decades 1885-1945, a period during which the artist becomes a cult figure before fading from view then being recently rediscovered. The exhibition will also address issues such as the image of the modern artist, translocality, and the migration of expressive form and imagery over time.
El Greco, Edvard Munch, Helene Schjerfbeck, J.F. Willumsen, Jens Adolf Jerichau, Vilhelm Lundstrøm, Ballet Suédois, Henrik Sørensen, Johannes Bjerg, Franciska Clausen, Nils Dardel, Harald Giersing, Isaac Grünewald, Frøydis Haavardsholm, Olivia Holm-Møller, Georg Jacobsen, Gerda Knudsen, Per Krohg, Karl Larsen, Kai Nielsen, Vera Nilsson, Johan Rohde, Olof Sager-Nelson, P.A. Schou, Vilhelm Wanscher and others.