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Roelas, Juan de las

Roelas or Ruelas, Juan de las hwän dā läs rōā´läs, ro͞oā´läs [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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