Ribera: Art of Violence - the exhibition catalogue from Dulwich Picture Gallery available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Ribera: Art of Violence

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A book exploring the theme of violence in Ribera's art

The Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652), has long been celebrated for his depictions of human suffering--faces contorted in pain, mutilated bodies, sagging flesh, and deformed bodies. This exhibition catalogue for a show at Dulwich Picture Gallery, explores, for the first time, the theme of violence in Ribera's work.

The book argues that his images are neither the product of his supposed sadism nor the expression of a purely aesthetic interest, but rather involve a complex artistic, religious and cultural engagement in the depiction of bodily suffering, challenging visitors to look beyond the shocking imagery. 

  • Author: Xavier Bray
  • Hardcover: 156 pages | 86 colour illustrations
  • Date published: September 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911282327
  • Product Dimensions: 25.40 x 21.0 cm

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