Thursday, July 27, 2017

Culture: Mexican Baroque @ New York`s Met

(Drivebycuriosity) - New York`s Metropolitan Museum is one of the world`s most important art temples. The museum has amassed an amazing collection of art with a gigantic variety. One day is not enough to observe all the treasures.  And there also frequently changing interesting temporary exhibitions. This week my wife & I enjoyed the show Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque (through October 25, 2017 metmuseum). The Mexican painter (ca. 1649–1714) was one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world.

Above you can see the centerpiece of the exhibition: "Moses and the brazen serpent, and the Transfiguration of Jesus" (and some excerpts). I like the flamboyant composition of this monumental mural.

Above an excerpt from "The Agony in the Garden" (oil on canvas). Thy painting is my favorite of this show, because it displays the grace of Villalpando`s work.

Above excerpts from "Tree of Life" & "The Deluge". Both works show the artist`s imagination and his love to tell stories by painting.

Above the "The Adoration of the Magi" & "Adoration of the Holy Sacrament".


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