Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790 Pinxit Mexici
'This blindsiding show travels to the Met in April, but whether you see it at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (where it is on view through March 18) or catch it in New York, the catalog for this extravagant showcase of 18th-century Mexican painting has its own allure. Along with superlative essays on the force of religion, the authority of portraiture, the use of ornament and the circulation of paintings between Mexico and Spain, the book details more than 130 masterpieces from an age of opulence.' - New York Times
This authoritative catalogue accompanying an exhibition at LACMA - the first comprehensive show on 18th Century New Spanish Art. The book 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.
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. Rounding out this volume are over 130 catalogue entries that offer new and authoritative interpretations.
One of the New York Times' Art Books of 2017.
- Author: Ilona Katzew, Curator and Head of the Department of Latin American Art, LACMA
- Hardcover: 512 pages
- Date published: September 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791356778
- Product Dimensions: 31.7 x 26.5 cm