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The Spanish artist who is more gruesome even than Caravaggio

22 September 2018

9:00 AM

22 September 2018

9:00 AM

Last year my wife and I were wandering around the backstreets of Salamanca when we were confronted by a minor miracle. The iron gates of the convent of the Agustinas Descalzas — generally chained and padlocked — were ajar. Quickly we slipped through before they closed again.

Inside was a vast 17th-century church, slightly dusty and completely deserted.

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