Transfigurations

El Greco at the Met

There is simply no mistaking an El Greco. But once you identify it, do you really look at it? That is precisely the challenge facing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ambitious retrospective (more than eighty pieces, including icons, paintings, and two small sculptures) of the work of Doménikos Theotókopoulos (1541-1614), on view in New York through January 11. The Met devotes seven well-lit salons to this expatriate Greek’s portraits,...

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Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of Commonweal.