Burial of Count Orgaz (El Greco) Easter Egg - Secret Tidbits
In El Greco's painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz, there are a number of eggs. First, there are only 2 people in the painting looking straight [sic?] out of the painting towards the viewer. One is a boy on the far left side of the lower half of the painting (1st row). The seecond is a man directly up and to the left of the Count's body. The boy is a portrait of El Greco's son, and the man is Greco himself. Second, the said boy is pointing a hand towards the body, there is a hand directly above the body, and there is a man directly opposite the boy on the right hand side who is in a black tunic covered by a white gauzy thing. If you draw a lines diectly out of the outstreched fingertip[s] of these hands, the lines will converge upon the Count's heart. What's more, excavation is being done now in the cathedral in Spain where this painting is kept. X-Rays show that theere is a body directly behind the said point near the count's heart! Pretty cool, huh?
Note: I know all of this from first hand experience - just 1 month ago I was in Spain and saw the painting.
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