History of Art 260: Graduate Seminar (Renaissance): Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652)

Instructor: Todd Olson

This course fulfills the elective requirement for the DE in REMS.

Th 2-5, 308 B Doe Library, 4 units, CCN 05070

The Spanish born artist, who was active in Rome and Naples during the first half of the seventeenth-century, has left a series of works that are remarkable for their repetitiveness. Thumbnail photos of his oil paintings in catalogue raisonées betray obsessive repetition. This seminar will consider how figurative iteration, reversibility and material degradation in Ribera’s etchings provided an experimental practice. The seminar will also consider the late work of Caravaggio in Naples, Sicily and Malta, Ribera’s representation of torture and martyrdom, his graphic procedures, and the politics of representation in viceregal Naples.

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