„I hold the imitation of colour to be the greatest difficulty of art.“

—  El Greco, Original: una es la imitación de los <span class="plainlinks"> colores https://es.wikiquote.org/wiki/Colores</span> que yo tengo por la mayor <span class="plainlinks"> dificultad https://es.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dificultad</span> Quote from notes of El Greco, in one of his commentaries; as cited by Fernando Marías and Agustín Bustamante García in Las Ideas Artísticas de el Greco (Cátedra, 1981), p. 80; taken from Wikipedia/El Greco: in 'Technique and Style'
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