Acultured lady declares that now at last she understands why so many of El Greco’s figures seem to us to be unnaturally tall and thin. It is because El Greco had a certain defect of vision which made him see people with that particular distortion; and as he saw them, so he drew them. But a child then pipes up with the following objection: ‘Surely if his eyes made everything look too tall and thin, wouldn’t he see his own pictures in a different way from us too, and wouldn’t they look just as strange to him as they do to us? If all he was doing was painting people in the funny way he saw them, then surely his paintings would have to look all right to us if they were going to look all right to him.’