Jusepe de Ribera - Archimedes, c. 1630 (detail)

Jusepe de Ribera / José de Ribera

March 2, 2013

Jusepe de Ribera was a Spanish painter and printmaker born in 1591, who painted in a manner of Tenebrism - a style of painting using very pronounced chiaroscuro, where there are violent contrasts of light and dark, and where darkness becomes a dominating feature of the image.

Featured image: Jusepe de Ribera - Archimedes, c. 1630 (detail)