We’re standing before El Greco’s most beloved painting, which couples heaven and earth in a way only “The Greek” could. This 15-foot-tall masterpiece, painted at the height of El Greco’s powers, is the culmination of his unique style. El Greco considered this to be one of his greatest works. On the handkerchief in the boy’s pocket is El Greco’s signature, written in Greek. Looking directly out at the viewer is the painter, El Greco himself.