“Combination to the Cross,” Francisco Ribalt – overview of the painting

“Combination to the Cross,” Francisco Ribalt – overview of the painting
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  • Posted by Francisco Ribalta
  • Museum: Hermitage
  • Year: 1582

Overview of the painting :

The nudity to the cross is Francisco Ribalt. 1582. Oil on canvas. 144.5×103

   The works of Francisco Ribalt (1565-1628) masters are rarely found in museums outside Spain.

   In Hermitage there is the earliest signed and dated work of the artist – “Invitation to the Cross”. In broken figures, deliberate gestures, the influence of Italian manierism is traced. The drama of events is emphasized by a gloomy gloomy flavor, and sharp cut-off contrasts distinguish the main actors: the semi-naked figure of Christ, as well as the backs, hands, ugly faces of his tormentors. A landscape background with a heavy pre-threatening sky indicates an approaching tragedy. Ribalta was one of the first Spanish artists to use the Caravaggio light finds.