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The Spirit of 17th-Century Mexico

From 07 March 2013 to 07 June 2013

Masters of Mexican art

Mexican art comes to the Louvre for a never-before-seen exhibition entitled 'Mexico at the Louvre.' This exhibition presents roughly a dozen works of art dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Placed amongst the Spanish paintings displayed in the Louvre's Hispanic collection, this Mexican art will reveal a unique point of view that is not very well known in France.

From the Zurbarán-inspired José Juárez to the baroque spirit of Cristóbal Villalpando, 'Mexico at the Louvre' enables visitors to discover the ever-changing face of Mexican art at a time when the New World was just being discovered and shaped by European explorers. Visitors to the Louvre can see these masters of Mexican art from the 17th and 18th century in the Denon wing on the first floor of the Louvre.

In addition to the exhibition, the Louvre has also put together and published a book celebrating Mexican art. Thanks to the assistance of France's National Institute of Art History, this publication provides an overview of the major works from this artistic school and provides details about its origins and successes.