Painter of the Week: Jose de Ribera. Today: Prometheus, c. 1630
José de Ribera (January 12, 1591 – September 2, 1652) was a Spanish Tenebrist painter and printmaker, better known as Jusepe de Ribera or Giuseppe Ribera. He also was called Lo Spagnoletto (“the Little Spaniard”) by his contemporaries and early writers. Ribera was a leading painter of the Spanish school, although his mature work was all done in Italy.