Jusepe de Ribera

Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) was a Spanish artist known for his depictions of religious and mythological subjects in Baroque dramatic realism.

Jusepe de Ribera Summary:

  • He was initially supposed to have a career in literature but pursued art instead.
  • He was given the nickname “Lo Spagnoletto” or Little Spaniard by Roman artists.
  • He became a member of the Academy of St. Luke in 1626.
  • He was knighted under the Papal Order of Christ in 1631.
  • He was employed by the Catholic Church and private patrons of various nationalities and classes.

Jusepe de Ribera Famous Paintings:

  • The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence (1615)
  • The Martyrdom of Saint Andrew (1628)
  • The Bearded Lady (1631)
  • Head of Saint John the Baptist (1644)
  • St. Andrew (1631)
  • The Clubfoot (1642)

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