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El Greco's Masterwork Pentecost Installed at the Meadows Museum

El Greco's Pentecost being installed at the Meadows Museum (photo by Mr. Holga)

El Greco's Pentecost being installed at the Meadows Museum (photo by Mr. Holga)

Some days it really pays to be an art reporter. Today we got to see the Meadows Museum install El Greco’s masterwork Pentecost, which is on loan from the Prado Museum in Madrid.

See Meadows Museum Presents El Greco’s Masterwork Pentecost in a New Context for more details about the loan.

Pentecost is a large work measuring nine feet tall without the frame. It required two ladders and six staff members with white gloves to hoist it into place.

Just the Facts

  • El Greco’s real name is Doménikos Theotokópoulos
  • El Greco lived from 1541 to 1614 (about 73 years)
  • Pentecost is painted with oil on canvas
  • Painted between 1596 and 1600
  • Believe to have been part of a massive alterpiece
  • The painting measures 108 x 50 in (75 x 127 cm)
  • Pentecost can be found in the Old Master gallery at the Meadows Museum
El Greco's Pentecost being installed at the Meadows Museum (photo by Mr. Holga)

El Greco's Pentecost being installed at the Meadows Museum (photo by Mr. Holga)

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0 responses to “El Greco's Masterwork Pentecost Installed at the Meadows Museum”

  1. Kevin says:

    I have heard of art being on loan, but never on load. How does that work exactly? Lol