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Ixion
Oil on canvas. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Ixion
Oil on canvas. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

The father of the race of centaurs, Ixion was punished by madness for murdering his father-in-law. After he was pardoned he attempted to supplant Jupiter in Juno’s bed and was consequently condemned t [+]

Saint Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. 1635 - 1640
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. 1635 - 1640
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

The thin naked torso, the cloth made from rushes, the skull and the book suggest that the figure in the painting is a hermit; the bread crust in the foreground tells us that it is Saint Paul, the firs [+]

Saint Paul
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Paul
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Series of Apostles became very popular during the Counter-reformation; they were usually half-length figures against a neutral background, holding their iconographical attributes. One of the most impo [+]

Saint Mary of Egypt
Oil on canvas. 1641
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Mary of Egypt
Oil on canvas. 1641
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

The painting is among a group of eight full-length single-figure composition of saints by Ribera that in 1658 were in the Madrid collection of Don Jerónimo de la Torre, a member of the Royal Co [+]

Liberation of Saint Peter
Oil on canvas. 1639
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Liberation of Saint Peter
Oil on canvas. 1639
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Saint Peter lies in prison where his sleep is interrupted by an angel who frees him. This subject allows Ribera to create a work in which he can show the very best of his mature style. The work combin [+]

Sísifo
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto (Copy)
Sísifo
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto (Copy)

The Palacio del Buen Retiro in Madrid boasted a full set of the Furias -Tantalus (P3784), Tityus (P3941), Ixion (P3785) and Sisyphus (P3942)-, now in the Museo del Prado; some scholars maintain that t [+]

Figure of a Woman
Oil on canvas. 1636
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Figure of a Woman
Oil on canvas. 1636
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

This work is a fragment of a painting that showed the visit of the god of wine to mortals, as is Detail of the Head of Bacchus (P-1123) and another painting in Bogotá. The work, based on an Hel [+]

Saint Thomas
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Thomas
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Series of Apostles became very popular during the Counter-reformation; they were usually half-length figures against a neutral background, holding their iconographical attributes. One of the most impo [+]

Saint Philip
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Philip
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Series of Apostles became very popular during the Counter-reformation; they were usually half-length figures against a neutral background, holding their iconographical attributes. One of the most impo [+]

Saint John the Baptist in the Desert
Oil on canvas. 1641
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint John the Baptist in the Desert
Oil on canvas. 1641
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

The painting is among a group of eight full-length single-figure composition of saints by Ribera that in 1658 were in the Madrid collection of Don Jerónimo de la Torre, a member of the Royal Co [+]

Saint Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. 1640
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. 1640
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Saint Paul, the first hermit, is shown meditating before a skull in solitude. This work dates from the final stage of Ribera’s career, which, in contrast to the darkness of his early years, is a phase [+]

Saint James the Less
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint James the Less
Oil on canvas. 1630 - 1635
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Series of Apostles became very popular during the Counter-reformation; they were usually half-length figures against a neutral background, holding their iconographical attributes. One of the most impo [+]

Saint Peter
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Peter
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

The keys in his right hand identify the figure as Saint Peter. A less common attribute is the book. To represent the saint, Ribera has used a real model with distinctive appearance, which make his san [+]

Saint Peter
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1630
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Peter
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1630
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Series of Apostles became very popular during the Counter-reformation; they were usually half-length figures against a neutral background, holding their iconographical attributes. One of the most impo [+]

Saint Matthias
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto (Copy)
Saint Matthias
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto (Copy)

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Heraclitus
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1615
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Heraclitus
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1615
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

A man is writing in a book and looking towards the viewer. His tears identify him as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus (6th century BC). Attributed to various artists in the past, this canvas is now co [+]

Detail of the Head of Bacchus
Oil on canvas. 1636
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Detail of the Head of Bacchus
Oil on canvas. 1636
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

This fragment, together with Figure of a Woman (P-1122) and a third work in Bogotá, are the only remaining parts of a painting of the Triumph of Bacchus that is based on an Hellenistic relief, [+]

Saint Roch
Oil on canvas. 1631
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Saint Roch
Oil on canvas. 1631
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Roch is identifiable by the pilgrim’s hat and staff, his naked, wounded thigh, and the dog that carries a piece of bread in its mouth and waits by its master. In Ribera’s time they were well-known att [+]

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