The Louvre announced an exhibition of Mexican art intended to increase the Paris museum's Hispanic collection, according to its website
The exhibition of masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries will be displayed from March 7-June 3.
Latin-American art is underrepresented in France. In an effort to change this, a book based on inventory work conducted by the museum and the French National Institute of Art History (the BAILA project) will accompany the exhibition. The book will provide an overview of the major Latin-American works in French museums, and explore the origins and evolution of this artistic school.
"The monumental 'Zurbaranesque' work of José Juárez, the Baroque dynamism of Cristóbal Villalpando and the softness and delicacy of Rodríguez Juárez will introduce visitors to the many facets of New World art during this period and give them an understanding of its close yet independent relationship with Spanish art," museum officals said in a statement.
The exhibition was organized by Guillaume Kientz (the Louvre), and Jonathan Brown (New York, Institute of Fine Arts), with contributions from the Fomento Cultural Banamex (Mexico).
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