Colnaghi Gallery has announced “Discovering Viceregal Latin American Treasures,” the first commercial exhibition on this topic staged on such a large scale.
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At Colnaghi’s locations in New York and London will be more than 100 paintings, sculptures, textiles, and objects from the 17th and 18th centuries, along with Pre-Columbian and modern works from the region.
The checklist has been assembled with the Montevideo-based expert Jaime Eguiguren, and all works can be examined via the virtual reality tour on Colnaghi’s website.
As the Spanish began colonizing Latin America, art became a powerful tool for the Catholic Church.
At first, sculptures and paintings were imported from Spain, but soon the church set up guilds and workshops to train indigenous artisans.
Illustrated here is a previously unpublished portrait of the poet Sor Juana — the only known extant image created while she was alive.
At a Glance:
“Discovering Viceregal Latin American Treasures”
New York and London
Through September 10, 2021
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