Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Disability in Spainsh baroque portraiture -José de Ribera

Also known as il "Spañoletto" this painter born in Xátiva, Valencia in 1591 developed most of his career in Naples. His style, deeply influenced by Caravaggio, is based on the heavy use of chiaroscuro. We are presenting here two works of him belonging his middle period period: la mujer barbuda (1632) and El tacto (1631)
Melania Moscoso, 2011 ©

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