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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