El Greco, "John the Baptist"

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We look at El Greco’s mannerist painting of Saint John the Baptist. Typical of the Master’s work, circa 1600, we witness his crude and unmixed use of vibrant dynamic colour, although this treatment is markedly less boastful than his other works dated around the same period.

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