• 30 Sep 22

Sep 30 - “St. Jerome” by Museum Religious Art Classics. Happy Feast Day St. Jerome!

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Artist: Jusepe de Ribera – c. 1638 – 1640


St. Jerome (about ad 347–420) translated biblical texts into Latin. Although he sometimes appears as a scholar in his study, Ribera represents him here as a penitent who withdrew to the desert, beating his chest with a stone to emulate Christ’s suffering and contemplating a skull symbolizing human vanity. Working in Naples, Ribera enthusiastically adapted Caravaggio’s characteristic use of light and dark and naturalistic models.


His feast day is September 30.