oa South African Journal of Art History - The being and movement of the angel in the Burial of the Count of Orgaz by EI Greco

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-3542



The focus of this study is the angel in EI Greco's Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Art historians who have studied the Burial previously have not extracted the full meaning of this angel in their interpretations of it because they have neglected its stylistic qualities. It is the purpose of this study to indicate how the angel is presented as a visual realization of the Tridentine dogma of salvation.

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