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Jose de Ribera The Holy Trinity oil painting


The Holy Trinity
Painting ID::  28556
Jose de Ribera
The Holy Trinity
mk61 c.1635 Oil on canvas 226x118cm

   
   
     

Jose de Ribera The Martyrdom of St. philip oil painting


The Martyrdom of St. philip
Painting ID::  28559
Jose de Ribera
The Martyrdom of St. philip
mk61 1639 Oil on canvas 234x234cm

   
   
     

Jose de Ribera Jacob's Dream oil painting


Jacob's Dream
Painting ID::  28560
Jose de Ribera
Jacob's Dream
mk61 1639 Oil on canvas 179x233cm

   
   
     

Jose de Ribera The Deliverance of St.Peter oil painting


The Deliverance of St.Peter
Painting ID::  28561
Jose de Ribera
The Deliverance of St.Peter
mk61 1639 Oil on canvas 177x232cm

   
   
     

Jose de Ribera Martyrdom of St Philip oil painting


Martyrdom of St Philip
Painting ID::  40454
Jose de Ribera
Martyrdom of St Philip
mk156 1639 Oil on canvas 234x234cm

   
   
     

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     Jose de Ribera
     Spanish Painter and Print engraver , 1591-1652 Information concerning the life and personality of Jusepe de Ribera is sparse. He was born the son of a shoemaker in Jetiva, Valencia Province. He appears to have gone to the city of Valencia while still a boy, but nothing is known of his possible artistic training there. As an adolescent, he traveled to Italy and spent time in Lombardy. Next he was in Parma, from which, it is said, he was driven by the contentious jealousy of local artists. He located himself in Rome until an accumulation of debts forced him to flee. Finally he settled in Naples, where in 1616 he married Caterina Azzolino, the daughter of a painter, by whom he had seven children between the years 1627 and 1636. The Academy of St. Luke in Rome elected Ribera to membership in 1625, and 6 years later the Pope conferred upon him the Order of Christ. It is understandably speculated that Ribera revisited Rome for these events. Being sought after in Naples by the Church and the various Spanish viceroys who ruled there in the name of the Spanish monarchy, he dismissed the idea of returning to his homeland. He was quoted as saying that he was honored and well paid in Naples and that Spain was a cruel stepmother to its own children and a compassionate mother to foreigners. Nevertheless, he generally added his nationality when he signed his works. This practice inspired the Italians to nickname him "the Little Spaniard" (Lo Spagnoletto). The last decade of Ribera's life was one of personal struggle. He suffered from failing health, the taunts of other artists that his fame was "extinct," and difficulty in collecting payments due him. Nevertheless, he kept it from being a tragic defeat by continuing to paint until the very year of his death in Naples. Actually, he was the victim of the local politics and finances. Naples was in the throes of a severe economic depression for which the foreign rulers, the patrons of Ribera, were naturally blamed, and the desperate citizenry was rioting in the streets. It is significant that Ribera continued to receive commissions in such a time, even if there was a dearth of payments. Ribera was inventive in subject matter, ranging through visionary spectacles, biblical themes, genre, portraits, mythological subjects, and portraits of ascetics and penitents.

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