Art and Culture  Exhibition 

El Greco ‘Architeto’

A History Lesson from Joaquín Bérchez

Miguel Falomir Faus 

Lateral altarpiece detail in Tavera Hospital church, Toledo

All those of us who have written about the photography of Joaquín Bérchez have pointed out that artist and art historian converge in his view of things, and it is this convergence that makes him so powerfully unique. Another time I addressed the aesthetic dimension of his photography. I now write on his photography as art history. I am interested not in how the art historian has mediatized the photographer, but in showing that the exhibition ‘Joaquín Bérchez. El Greco Architeto. Algo más que retablos’ is an excellent example of art history. We have taken art history to be an essentially written discipline, when there probably is no better and more logical way to engage in it than through images...

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