SMU Meadows Museum presents "Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera" opening day
Although Jusepe de Ribera is regarded as one of the masters of the Spanish Golden Age, it has been 25 years since he was the focus of a major retrospective in the United States. "Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera" is organized thematically rather than chronologically in order to explore revealing parallels between the works across the trajectory of Ribera’s career. In some cases the themes relate to recurring motifs in Ribera’s work - such as hermits and martyrs or scenes of torture - while in others they concern the artist’s particular approach to representing the world around him in graphic form, whether through his uncompromising realism, or his profound interest in the macabre.
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display through June 11.