The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya by Lisa A. Banner
This elegantly designed, fully illustrated volume presents more than two centuries of exquisite drawings by Spanish artists, featuring works by Ribera, Murillo, and Goya
Spanish draftsmen of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries created works of dazzling beauty and inventiveness. Though often well versed in the traditions of Italy and Flanders, artists on the Iberian Peninsula developed their own signature techniques and departed from academic conventions of representing the human figure.
They explored a wide range of subject matter and motifs, from saints and biblical scenes infused with Counter-Reformation ideology to depictions of martyrdoms, torture, and otherworldly creatures. This original, visionary, and fantastic aspect is a defining hallmark of the “Spanish manner.”