El Greco  

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"Like the contour of a violently rising and falling wave is the outline of the four illuminated figures in the foreground: steeply upwards and downwards about the grey monk on the left, in mutually inclined curves about the yellow of the two saints, and again steeply upwards and downwards about ... the priest on the right."--Ludwig Goldscheider's 1949 ekphrasis of El Greco's The Burial of the Count of Orgaz

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El Greco (1541April 7 1614) was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He usually signed his paintings in Greek letters with his full name, Doménicos Theotokópoulos, underscoring his Greek birth.

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