Ribera: Art of Violence

Art Dulwich Picture Gallery , Dulwich Village Wednesday September 26 2018 - Sunday January 27 2019
Ribera: Art of Violence
Jusepe de Ribera, 'St Sebastian Tended by the Holy Women'. Copyright Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa-Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao. Photo: The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

Who knows how to shock? Spanish Baroque painters, that’s who. But Dulwich Picture Gallery, while stating repeatedly just how shocking the art of Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) is in its violence and cruelty, also want to ’challenge’ the viewer to look beyond that, and to consider his artistic and religious engagement in the depiction suffering. Heaven forefend the first exhibition of Ribera in the UK be overshadowed by allegations of his sadism, after all…

Venue name: Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Address: Gallery Rd
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SE21 7AD
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm; bank hol Mons 11am-5pm (last adm 4.30pm).
Transport: Rail: West Dulwich
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