Through Spanish
Eyes

by Deborah Feller
Caravaggio, Denial of St. Peter (c. 1610, oil
on canvas, 37" x 49.4" [94 x 125.4 cm]).
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yor...
The Calling of St. Matthew (15991600, oil on canvas, 127" x 130" [322 x
340 cm]). San Luigi dei
Francesi, Rome.

The Resur...
The Communion of the Apostles (1651, oil on
canvas, 157.5" x 157.5" [400 x 400 cm]).
Certosa di San Martino, Naples.
The Immaculate Conception (1635, oil on canvas, 67.7" x 112.2"
[502 x 329 cm]). Church of the Convento de las Agustinas
Re...
Caravaggio, The Martyrdom of St. Matthew (15991600, oil on canvas, 127.2" x 135" [323 x 343 cm]).
San Luigi dei Francesi, ...
Balthasar’s Vision (1635, oil on
canvas, 20.5" x 25.2" [52 x 64 cm]).
Palazzo Arcivescovile, Milan.
Detail of signature.

Drunken Silenus (1626, oil on canvas, 72.8" x 90.2" [185 x 229 cm]).
Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.
The Communion of the Apostles (1651, oil
on canvas, 157.5" x 157.5" [400 x 400
cm]). Certosa di San Martino, Naples.
Head of a Man with Little Figures
on His Head (c. 1630, pen and
brown ink with brown wash over
some black chalk on paper, ...
Caravaggio, Martha and Mary Magdalene (1595–96, oil
and tempera on canvas, 39⅜" x 53" [100 x 134.5 cm]).
Detroit Institute...
Paintings of the prophets Joel and Amos above the church arches in the
Certosa di San Martino, Naples.

View of the nave o...
St. Bartholomew (c. 1613, oil on canvas, 49.6" x 38.2 "
[126 x 97 cm]). Fondazione Roberto Longhi, Florence.
Smell (c. 1615, oil on canvas, 45.25" x 34.65"
[115 x 88 cm]). Private collection, Madrid.

Sight (c. 1615, oil on canvas,...
Touch (1615, oil on canvas, 44.85" x 35" [114 x 89 cm]).
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California.

Touch (1632, oil on c...
Image: Protagoras (1637, oil on canvas, 48.88" x 38.75"
[124 x 98 cm]). Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art,
Hartford, Connec...
Democritus (1614, oil on canvas, 40.15" x 29.9"
[102 x 76 cm]). Private collection, London.

Democritus (1630, oil on canv...
St. Jerome and the Angel of Judgment (1626, oil on canvas,
142.5" x 64.5" [362 x 164]). Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.
Magdalena Penitent (1637, oil on canvas, 38.2" x 26"
[97 x 66 cm]). Museo del Prado, Madrid.

St. Mary the Egyptian (1641,...
The Martyrdom of St. Philip (1639, oil on
canvas, 92.1" x 92.1" [234 x 234]). Museo del
Prado, Madrid.
Scene of Torture (1637-1640, pen and brown ink, brown
wash, 5⅜" x 10⅝" [13.6 x 27.2 cm]). Teylers
Museum, Haarlem.

Tortur...
The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1617, oil on canvas, 70.5" x 52.75"
[179 x 139 cm]). Collegiate Church, Osuna, Spain.
The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1628, oil on canvas, 57" x 85" [145 x 216 cm]).
Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Floren...
The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1630, oil on canvas, 79.5" x 60.2"
[202 x 153 cm]). Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, B...
The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1634, oil on canvas,
40.9" x 44.5" 104 x 113 cm]). National Gallery of Art,
Washington, ...
Detail of Marsyas, flipped.

Detail of Study of
Noses and Mouths
(c. 1622, etching).
Graphische
Sammlung
Albertina, Vienna...
Detail of face, flipped, Apollo and Marsyas
(1637, oil on canvas, 71.6" x 91.3" [182 x
232 cm]). Museo di Capodimonte, Nap...
The Trinity (1635, oil on canvas, 89" x 46.5" [226 x 118 cm]).
Museo del Prado, Madrid.
St. Jerome in His Study (1613, oil on canvas, 48.4" x 39.4"
[123 x 100]). Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

St. Jerome Pen...
Magalena Ventura (The Bearded Lady) (1631, oil on canvas, 77.2" x 50"
[196 x 127 cm]). Exhibited at the Museo del Prado, M...
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Review of monograph of Jusepe de Ribera by Javier Portus.
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Through Spanish Eyes

  1. 1. Through Spanish Eyes by Deborah Feller
  2. 2. Caravaggio, Denial of St. Peter (c. 1610, oil on canvas, 37" x 49.4" [94 x 125.4 cm]). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Denial of St. Peter (c. 1614, oil on canvas, 64.2" x 91.75" [163 x 233 cm]). Galleria Corsini, Rome. Caravaggio, The Calling of St. Matthew (1599-1600, oil on canvas, 127" x 130" [322 x 340 cm]). San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome.
  3. 3. The Calling of St. Matthew (15991600, oil on canvas, 127" x 130" [322 x 340 cm]). San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome. The Resurrection of Lazarus (c.1616, oil on canvas, 55" x 90½" [171 x 289 cm]). Museo del Prado, Madrid. Caravaggio, Raising of Lazarus 1608-9, oil on canvas, 149.6" x 108.3" [380 x 275 cm]). Museo Nazionale, Messina.
  4. 4. The Communion of the Apostles (1651, oil on canvas, 157.5" x 157.5" [400 x 400 cm]). Certosa di San Martino, Naples.
  5. 5. The Immaculate Conception (1635, oil on canvas, 67.7" x 112.2" [502 x 329 cm]). Church of the Convento de las Agustinas Recoletas de Monterrey, Salamanca.
  6. 6. Caravaggio, The Martyrdom of St. Matthew (15991600, oil on canvas, 127.2" x 135" [323 x 343 cm]). San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome. St. Januarius Emerges Unscathed from the Oven (1646, oil on copper, 126" x 78.75" [320 x 200 cm]). Real Cappella del Tesoro di San Gennaro, Naples.
  7. 7. Balthasar’s Vision (1635, oil on canvas, 20.5" x 25.2" [52 x 64 cm]). Palazzo Arcivescovile, Milan.
  8. 8. Detail of signature. Drunken Silenus (1626, oil on canvas, 72.8" x 90.2" [185 x 229 cm]). Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.
  9. 9. The Communion of the Apostles (1651, oil on canvas, 157.5" x 157.5" [400 x 400 cm]). Certosa di San Martino, Naples.
  10. 10. Head of a Man with Little Figures on His Head (c. 1630, pen and brown ink with brown wash over some black chalk on paper, 611/16" x 41/16" [17 x 10.4cm]). Philadelphia Museum of Art. Large Grotesque Head (1622, etching, 8.5" x 5.7" [21.7 x 14.5 cm]). Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna.
  11. 11. Caravaggio, Martha and Mary Magdalene (1595–96, oil and tempera on canvas, 39⅜" x 53" [100 x 134.5 cm]). Detroit Institute of Arts. Calvary (c. 1618, oil on canvas, 132.25" x 90.5" [336 x 230 cm]). Collegiate Church, Osuna.
  12. 12. Paintings of the prophets Joel and Amos above the church arches in the Certosa di San Martino, Naples. View of the nave of the Certosa di San Martino, Naples.
  13. 13. St. Bartholomew (c. 1613, oil on canvas, 49.6" x 38.2 " [126 x 97 cm]). Fondazione Roberto Longhi, Florence.
  14. 14. Smell (c. 1615, oil on canvas, 45.25" x 34.65" [115 x 88 cm]). Private collection, Madrid. Sight (c. 1615, oil on canvas, 44.9" x 35" [114 x 89 cm]). Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico, DF.
  15. 15. Touch (1615, oil on canvas, 44.85" x 35" [114 x 89 cm]). Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California. Touch (1632, oil on canvas, 49.2" x 38.5" [125 x 98 cm]). Museo del Prado, Madrid.
  16. 16. Image: Protagoras (1637, oil on canvas, 48.88" x 38.75" [124 x 98 cm]). Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.
  17. 17. Democritus (1614, oil on canvas, 40.15" x 29.9" [102 x 76 cm]). Private collection, London. Democritus (1630, oil on canvas, 49.2" x 31.9" [125 x 81 cm]). Museo del Prado, Madrid.
  18. 18. St. Jerome and the Angel of Judgment (1626, oil on canvas, 142.5" x 64.5" [362 x 164]). Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.
  19. 19. Magdalena Penitent (1637, oil on canvas, 38.2" x 26" [97 x 66 cm]). Museo del Prado, Madrid. St. Mary the Egyptian (1641, oil on canvas, 52.4" x 41.75" [133 x 106 cm]). Musée Fabre, Montpellier.
  20. 20. The Martyrdom of St. Philip (1639, oil on canvas, 92.1" x 92.1" [234 x 234]). Museo del Prado, Madrid.
  21. 21. Scene of Torture (1637-1640, pen and brown ink, brown wash, 5⅜" x 10⅝" [13.6 x 27.2 cm]). Teylers Museum, Haarlem. Torture Scene (N.d., drawing, no dimensions). Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa.
  22. 22. The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1617, oil on canvas, 70.5" x 52.75" [179 x 139 cm]). Collegiate Church, Osuna, Spain.
  23. 23. The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1628, oil on canvas, 57" x 85" [145 x 216 cm]). Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence.
  24. 24. The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1630, oil on canvas, 79.5" x 60.2" [202 x 153 cm]). Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
  25. 25. The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1634, oil on canvas, 40.9" x 44.5" 104 x 113 cm]). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
  26. 26. Detail of Marsyas, flipped. Detail of Study of Noses and Mouths (c. 1622, etching). Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna. Apollo and Marsyas (1637, oil on canvas, 71.6" x 91.3" [182 x 232 cm]). Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.
  27. 27. Detail of face, flipped, Apollo and Marsyas (1637, oil on canvas, 71.6" x 91.3" [182 x 232 cm]). Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. Detail of face, flipped, The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew (1630, oil on canvas, 79.5" x 60.2" [202 x 153 cm]). Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
  28. 28. The Trinity (1635, oil on canvas, 89" x 46.5" [226 x 118 cm]). Museo del Prado, Madrid.
  29. 29. St. Jerome in His Study (1613, oil on canvas, 48.4" x 39.4" [123 x 100]). Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. St. Jerome Penitent (1652, oil on canvas, 30.4" x 28.3" [77.2 x 71.8]). Museo del Prado, Madrid.
  30. 30. Magalena Ventura (The Bearded Lady) (1631, oil on canvas, 77.2" x 50" [196 x 127 cm]). Exhibited at the Museo del Prado, Madrid.

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