''El Greco; Asunción de la Virgen''. The overscale folds of El Greco's draperies suggest the use of a lay figure. The effect is to create a sense of unreality - like a mad dream where nothing is as it should be.
El Greco, Painter, sculptor and architect, (1541-1614) Spanish. From the Spanish Renaissance, "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname,[a][b] a reference to his national Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος.
The Disrobing of Christ (El Espolio), 1577-1579, oil on canvas,this is one of the most famous altarpieces of El Greco. All of El Grecco's altarpieces are renowned for their dynamic compositions and startling innovations.