Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790" coming to Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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The Divine Spouse (c. 1750), Miguel Cabrera. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz
LOS ANGELES---This exhibition foregrounds the connections between Mexican painting and transatlantic artistic trends while emphasizing the former’s internal developments and remarkable pictorial output. In the 16th century, European artists immigrated to Mexico to decorate newly established churches and complete artistic commissions. The 18th century ushered in a period of artistic splendour as local schools of painting were consolidated, new iconographies were invented, and artists began to group themselves into academies. Find out more about the ‘Painted in Mexico’ exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. [More]

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: "Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici " (November 19, 2017–March 18, 2018); 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA; (323) 857-6010; lacma.org
Pietà and Souls in Purgatory (1775), José de Páez. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz