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Ribera: Was this the vision of a sadist?

According to some, Jusepe de Ribera enjoyed painting torture. A new exhibition seeks to challenge that view of the 17th-Century artist, writes Kelly Grovier.

Source: BBC – Culture – Ribera: Was this the vision of a sadist?

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Bruegel’s Two Monkeys: One of art’s most enduring puzzles?

Pieter Bruegel the Elder turned observations of daily existence into complex visual parables. What should we make of a painting that’s deceptively simple, asks Kelly Grovier.

Source: BBC – Culture – Bruegel’s Two Monkeys: One of art’s most enduring puzzles?