Prado Museum Presents an Exhibition of a Previously Unknown Period in Ribera’s Career

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MADRID.- The Museo del Prado presents The Young Ribera, a survey of Ribera’s activity during his period in Rome and in the years following his arrival in Naples in 1616. The exhibition runs from April 5 through July 31, 2011. This is a period of Ribera’s career that was almost completely unknown until recently and one that is the subject of an extremely interesting debate among art historians. Featuring more thirty two works, the exhibition allows for comparisons between the most important paintings currently considered to date from the period in question and focuses on their dating and role in the development of Roman Caravaggesque painting in the second and third decades of the 17th century. Among the works on display is The Raising of Lazarus, acquired by the Museo del Prado in 2001 and now considered to be one of the key reference points in the debate on Ribera’s early artistic activities. Within the c