The first major UK exhibition dedicated to the Spanish baroque painter, draughtsman and printmaker Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652). A selection of eight monumental canvases will be displayed alongside significant drawings and prints to explore the theme of violence in Ribera’s art. 40 works will be arranged thematically, examining the painter’s striking depictions of saintly martyrdom and mythological violence, skin and the five senses, crime and punishment, and the bound male figure. This exhibition will demonstrate how his images of bodies in pain are neither the product of his supposed sadism nor the expression of a purely aesthetic interest. Rather, they involve a complex artistic, religious and cultural engagement in the depiction of bodily suffering. Find out more about the ‘Ribera: Art of Violence’ exhibition from the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s website.
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