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Portrait of a Man  1575

by El Greco

The chalk holder on the armrest, accompanied by a book with white and red bookmarks, suggests that the unknown man in the painting might be an artist. The attributes bring together the work of the hands and the soaring of the spirit, echoing Horace’s famous dictum ”Ut pictura poesis” (as is painting so is poetry). [br] [b]The artist's development[/b] The portrait was don...
Courtesy of the National Museum of Denmark