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spanishbaroqueart:

Jusepe de Ribera
Head of a Man With Little Figures on His Head 
Pen and ink with wash over some chalk, ca. 1630
Philadelphia Museum of Art

"This drawing combines two of Ribera’s characteristic motifs — the grotesque head and the miniature male figure. Four tiny acrobatic figures ascend the hat of a man gazing placidly ahead, unaware of the antics atop his headgear."

spanishbaroqueart:

Jusepe de Ribera

Head of a Man With Little Figures on His Head 

Pen and ink with wash over some chalk, ca. 1630

Philadelphia Museum of Art

"This drawing combines two of Ribera’s characteristic motifs — the grotesque head and the miniature male figure. Four tiny acrobatic figures ascend the hat of a man gazing placidly ahead, unaware of the antics atop his headgear."