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Grec·o

 (grĕk′ō), El Originally Doménikos Theotokópoulos. 1541-1614.
Greek-born Spanish painter of religious works, such as Assumption (1577) and Christ Stripped of His Garments (1579), characterized by elongated human figures, contrasting colors, and deep shadows.

Greco

(ˈɡrɛkəʊ)
n
(Biography) El. See El Greco

Gre•co

(ˈgrɛk oʊ, ˈgreɪ koʊ)

n.
El (el), El Greco.

Greco-

a combining form representing Greek: Greco-Roman.
Also, esp. Brit., Graeco-.
[< Latin Graec(us) Greek + -o-]
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He stayed there three months, and he was returned with a name new to the young men: he had wonderful things to say of a painter called El Greco, who it appeared could only be studied in Toledo.
The greatest portrait painters have painted both, man and the intention of his soul; Rembrandt and El Greco; it's only the second-raters who've only painted man.
"Damn El Greco," said Lawson, "what's the good of jawing about a man when we haven't a chance of seeing any of his work?"
It's when I saw the Grecos that I felt one could get something more out of portraits than we knew before."
I suppose Velasquez was a better painter than El Greco, but custom stales one's admiration for him: the Cretan, sensual and tragic, proffers the mystery of his soul like a standing sacrifice.
Rapid currents bearing all these gases in diffusion and torrents of lava slid to the bottom of the mountain like an eruption of Vesuvius on another Terra del Greco.
Her weather-tanned complexion, already affected by her confined life, took on an extraordinary clayey aspect which reminded me of a strange head painted by El Greco which my friend Prax had hung on one of his walls and used to rail at; yet not without a certain respect.
Hobnail, the reformer; and Reverend Jul Bat, who has converted the whole torrid zone in his Sunday school; and Signor Torre del Greco, who extinguished Vesuvius by pouring into it the Bay of Naples; Spahi, the Persian ambassador; and Tul Wil Shan, the exiled nabob of Nepaul, whose saddle is the new moon.--But these are monsters of one day, and to-morrow will be dismissed to their holes and dens; for in these rooms every chair is waited for.
According to Greco's annual report, which reviews action taken by its 49 member states against corruption, in 2018 in respect of MPs, judges and prosecutors and its most recent evaluation round focusing on preventing corruption in central government and law enforcement agencies, Cyprus, that has 14 non-implemented or only partially implemented recommendations, is among the countries with the highest number of pending cases.
A delegation has also recently visited Dubai to show off Greco Brother's products at an event organised by the Food Is Great Campaign.
However, Marin Mrcela, Chairman of GRECO met with the judges of the High Court and the Judges' Union on Friday, after which he made statements to the press saying that, "the body expects to see progress and Cyprus complying with its recommendations".