Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790

Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790

Pinxit Mexici / Edited by Ilona Katzew ; With Essays and Entries by Exhibition Co-curators Ilona Katzew, Jaime Cuadriello, Paula Mues Orts, and Luisa Elena Alcalá ; Additional Entries by Ronda Kasl

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This stunning volume represents the first serious effort to reposition the history of 18th-century Mexican painting, a highly vibrant period marked by major stylistic changes and the invention of new iconographies. Exquisitely illustrated with newly commissioned photography of never-before-published artworks, the book provides a broad view of the connections of Mexican painting with transatlantic artistic trends and emphasizes its own internal developments and remarkable pictorial output. During this time painters were increasingly asked to create mural-size paintings to cover the walls of sacristies, choirs, staircases, cloisters, and university halls among others. Significantly, the same artists also produced portraits, casta paintings (depictions of racial mixing), folding screens, and finely rendered devotional images, attesting to their extraordinary versatility. Authored by leading experts in the field, the book's essays address the tradition and innovation of Mexican painting, the mobility of pictures within and outside the viceroyalty, the political role of images, and the emphasis on ornamentation.00Exhibition: Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., Mexico City, Mexico (15.06.-15.10.2017) / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA (19.11.2017-18.03.2018) / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (23.04.-22.07.2018).
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Mexico City : Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C. ; Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9783791356778
Branch Call Number: 759.972 PAINT
Characteristics: 511 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at Fomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City, June 29-October 15, 2017; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 19, 2017-March 18, 2018; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 24-July 22, 2018
"Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Latin American & Latino Art in LA"--Colophon


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