Thursday, May 24, 2018

Beyond Diego and Frida at Metropolitan Museum of Art

By By Andrea Rodés
The Elevation of the Cross, Antonio de Torres, 1718. © Museum Associates/LACMA
While the interest for contemporary artists of Hispanic origin has been gaining ground in the American artistic scene, Latin American colonial art has always been the great forgotten. In an effort to make an exercise of historical review and raise the value of art that occurred in America after the colonization of the Spanish, the Metropolitan Museum of New York has just opened an exhibition on Mexican art of the century XVIII: "Painted in Mexico. 1700-1790" (link is external), an exhibition where portraits and works of great masters are mixed with pieces of religious art, and "casta paintings" , and making evidence of a growing interest in the Latin American artistic production beyond contemporary art, avant-garde and modernity. [More]

Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici" (Through July 22, 2018); 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 535-771;