Happy Birthday Francisco Ribalta!! Spanish painter born in 1555, Ribalta was an artist of the Baroque period who began by studying Spanish painter in Madrid and developing a Mannerist style. He eventually settled in Valencia, where he remained for the rest of his life. His paintings exhibit a tenebrist style, featuring darkness and heavily modeled figures. A deeply spiritual man, he painted primarily religious subjects. The painting below is an excellent example of tenebroso, Deposed Christ Hugging St. Bernard.