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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:30am

$50 for the 4-part series; FREE for museum members and SMU faculty, staff & students. Pre-registration is required.


Reflecting on Ribera: Art and Culture in Spain and Spanish Naples, 1600-1700

Luis Martín Lecture Series in the Humanities
Adam Jasienski, assistant professor of art history, SMU

The four lectures in this series examine the world and work of the Spanish-born artist Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652), who is the subject of the upcoming Meadows Museum exhibition Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera. By carefully analyzing specific artworks by Ribera and his contemporaries, the lectures situate Ribera within the broader context of the global Iberian empire, in which his chosen hometown of Naples played an integral role. Some of the themes examined include Ribera’s confrontation with the legacy of Caravaggio and Domenichino, his penchant for violent scenes of martyrdom and suffering, the appeal of his stark realism, and his creation of images that were both effective religious objects and cutting-edge contemporary artworks. Coffee and pastries are served in the Founders Room before each lecture, from 10 to 10:25 a.m. This program is made possible by gifts from The Fannie and Stephen Kahn Charitable Foundation and The Eugene McDermott Foundation.


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