Roelas, Juan de las

Roelas or Ruelas, Juan de las hwän dā läs rōāˈläs, ro͞oāˈläs [key], c.1558–1625, Spanish painter of the school of Seville. He is sometimes called the Spanish Tintoretto; there are stylistic analogies between the two. In Seville he was first to combine realism and mysticism, an approach prevalent in 17th-century Spain. His most famous works include Martyrdom of St. Andrew, St. Anne and the Virgin, Pentecost, and Circumcision (in the museums and churches of Seville).

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