The art of painting that evolved in the Spanish viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru was, from its beginnings in the sixteenth century, very different from that of the British and Portuguese colonies in America.
Using two masterworks from the DAM's collection, curator Jorge Rivas Pérez will explore the origins of painting in Spanish America in the late 1500s and early 1600s and showcase how it rapidly diverged from the medieval and Renaissance models introduced by the European masters active in the early colonial period.
Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month. All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.
Meet at 4 pm in the elevator lobby of level 4 of the North Building.
Image: Diego de Borgraf, Saint Catherine of Alexandria (detail), Mexico, 1656. Oil on canvas. Denver Art Museum, Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer; 2011.426.