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Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

19 Nov 2017 - 18 Mar 2018

Pinxit Mexici

This exhibition foregrounds the connections between Mexican painting and transatlantic artistic trends while emphasising 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. By the 17th century, a new generation of artists born in the Americas began to develop their own pictorial styles that reflected the changing cultural climate as well as the desires of their patrons. 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 from LACMA’s website.

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus (c. 1756), Miguel Cabrera. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz

The Sacred Heart of Jesus (c. 1756), Miguel Cabrera. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz

Pietà and Souls in Purgatory (1775), José de Páez. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz

Pietà and Souls in Purgatory (1775), José de Páez. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz

The Divine Spouse (c. 1750), Miguel Cabrera. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz

The Divine Spouse (c. 1750), Miguel Cabrera. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz

Portrait of a Conceptionist Nun (late 18th century), unknown artist. Photo © Museo Nacional del Virreinato, INAH, Secretaría de Cultura, Tepotzotlán, Mexico, by Rafael Doniz

Portrait of a Conceptionist Nun (late 18th century), unknown artist. Photo © Museo Nacional del Virreinato, INAH, Secretaría de Cultura, Tepotzotlán, Mexico, by Rafael Doniz

Saint Charles Borromeo and the Allegory of the Arts (1782), attributed to Rafael Joaquín Gutiérrez. Photo © Museo Nacional del Virreinato, INAH, Secretaría de Cultura, Tepotzotlán, Mexico, by Jorge Vertiz

Saint Charles Borromeo and the Allegory of the Arts (1782), attributed to Rafael Joaquín Gutiérrez. Photo © Museo Nacional del Virreinato, INAH, Secretaría de Cultura, Tepotzotlán, Mexico, by Jorge Vertiz

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