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The CEEH sponsors the first UK Ribera exhibition

The Dulwich Gallery, London, presents Ribera: Art of Violence (26 September 2018 – 27 January 2019), displaying the most shocking works by this artist, long celebrated for his depictions of a popular subject for artists during the Catholic Counter-Reformation—human suffering. Although Ribera’s paintings, prints and drawings of violent subjects are often shocking and grotesque in their realism this exhibition, curated by Xavier Bray and Edward Payne, demonstrates how his images of bodies in pain are neither the product of his supposed sadism nor the expression of a purely aesthetic interest, but rather involve a complex artistic, religious and cultural engagement. The CEEH has contributed to financing this exhibition and is the main sponsor of its catalogue.