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Edward Payne, new Center for Spain in America Fellow at the Clark Art Institute

Edward Payne is assistant professor in art history at Aarhus University in Denmark. A specialist of the Mediterranean Baroque, he is writing a monograph entitled Jusepe de Ribera: The Rawness of Nature. He has organized several exhibitions: Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings (Morgan Library & Museum, 2014); Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera (Meadows Museum, 2017); and Ribera: Art of Violence (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2018–19). His research has engaged with topics including violence, skin, sensory perceptions, caricature, and ugliness. At the Clark, he will be exploring attitudes and manifestations of violence in early modern Spanish Naples, whether imagined, depicted, or enacted.

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