c. 1750 - 1900
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An enormous cactus in the Mexican landscape is captured in amazing detail by the painter José María Velasco in teh 19th century
Parra uses a 16th-century friar to comment on 19th-century events, as artists began to make a new art for a new nation.
Latin American artists in the nineteenth century developed interests in painting the local landscape as a way to create a sense of pride in their country’s past, present, and future.
Coming of Age in Gutiérrez’s Costumbrista painting, La despedida del joven indio (The Young Indian’s Farewell)
Gutiérrez wanted to create art that would change the perception and status of the artist in Mexico.
What exactly is the surprise that this painting holds in store for us? There are several interpretations.
Revolutionary priests and an ex-member of the Spanish military led a charge for independence and equality for some.
Inspired by art academies in Europe, Mexico founded its own in 1785, the first in America.
Velasco shows us the history of the land, both the natural and the built environments.