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)