Monday, March 12, 2018

A LACMA exhibit, now in its final days, reveals the artistic achievement in Catholic New Spain

By Pablo Kay
‘The Virgin of Guadalupe, Christ Carrying the Cross, Saints, and Souls in Purgatory’ (1770-80) — José de Páez​
LOS ANGELES, CA---Mexico produced some very impressive Christian art during the 18th century, and a traveling exhibition currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is here to remind Angelenos why. Featuring more than 100 works on loan from south of the border, “Pinxit Mexico” (“Painted in Mexico”) offers a look at Mexico’s 18th-century artistic culture while still under the Spanish crown. The works are in LA thanks to a collaboration between LACMA and Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., in Mexico City. “Pinxit Mexico” will be at LACMA until March 18, before it moves to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where it will be on display from late April until July 2018. [More]
© Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento CulturalBanamex, A.C., by Francisco Kochen