El Greco makes Time's Top 10

The Nasher Museum of Art might not have met its financial goals for its cornerstone exhibit of 2008 El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the Reign of Philip III, but it managed to win some support from Time Magazine, who ranked it third in its list of the top 10 museum exhibits of the year. The magazine praised recently knighted curator Sarah Schroth for her inclusion of lesser known artists:

But some of the most interesting canvases were by lesser-known artists, like Juan Bautista Maino, who were giving a Spanish accent to the Italian Baroque — or Juan Sánchez Cotan, whose almost Surreal pictures of vegetables hanging from strings in bright light against black backgrounds are too strange for any art historical categories to account for them.

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