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Spanish doctor, Tuscan hermit

This Telegraph article title and byline summarizes a hermit mystery: Long-lost doctor discovered living like a hermit in the woods of Tuscany. The man disappeared from his home in Seville 20 years ago and claims to have been living in the forest ever since. URL:

Hermit caretaker wanted (Spain)

An historical hermitage, Our Lady of the Rock in sanctuary in Catalonia, Spain, is advertising for a hermit, but neither a monk nor ornamental hermit. Here is the write-up by the Spanish website Local: Our Lady of the Rock (Mare de Déu de la Roca), which sits on a rocky outcrop high above the town […]

Zuloaga’s “Anchorite”

“The Anchorite” of Zuloaga seems entirely 17th century Velasquez, with the elongated human figure, and the whirlwind of sky and dwarfed town like the latter’s famous Toledo. But the artist is Ignacio Zuloaga, who painted it in 1907. Zuloaga did make Velaquez his earliest subject of study. The landscape has become an odd counterpart to […]