No. 322: Painting in Mexico, 1700-1790, Church’s Travels

Episode No. 322 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Ilona Katzew and Kenneth Myers.

Along with Jaime Cuadriello, Paula Mues Orts, and previous MAN Podcast guest Luis Elena Alcala, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Ilona Katzew is a co-curator of “Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici.” The exhibition is a broad survey of a many kinds of 18th-century Mexican painting, including religious narratives, altarpieces, portraits, casta painting and more. It is on view at LACMA through March 18. The remarkable exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $60.

Katzew is one of the world’s foremost experts on New Spanish painting. She was previously on the program to discuss LACMA’s acquisition of a significant Miguel Cabrera casta painting.

On the second segment, Detroit Institute of Arts curator Kenneth Myers discusses “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage.” The exhibition considers the paintings Frederic Edwin Church made in the late 1860s and 1870s of his trip to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It’s on view in Detroit through January 15. The exhibition’s excellent catalogue was published by the DIA. Amazon offers it for $41.

Air date: January 4, 2018.

Miguel Cabrera, Divine Spouse, c. 1750.

Attributed to Nicolas Enriquez, Virgin of Sorrows, c. 1750.

Jose de Paez, Saint John of Nepomuk, 1770.

Miguel Jeronimo Zendejas, The Discovery of the Body of Saint John of Nepomuk, 1793.

Miguel Cabrera, The Miracle of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga and the Novice Nicholas Celestini, 1766, at the Templo de Loreto, Mexico City.

Francisco Martinez, The Soul Guided by Christ, 1732.

Francisco Martinez, The Education of the Virgin, c. 1722.

Juse de Ibarra, Virgin of Guadalupe and View of the Valley of Mexico, 1739

Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, View of the Plaza Mayor of Mexico, 1770.

Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, X. From Spaniard and Return Backwards, Hold Yourself Suspended in Midair, c. 1760.

Unknown artist, Portriat of a Conceptionist Nun, second half of the 18thC.

Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, Portrait of Dona Maria Ana Gertudis Cabrera y Solano, c. 1770.

Miguel Cabrera, Nun’s Badge with the Immaculate Conception and Saints, c. 1750.

Attributed to Jose de Ibarra, From Spaniard and Mulatta, Morsica, c. 1730.

Frederic Edwin Church, Cotopaxi, 1862.

Frederic Edwin Church, Saint Peter’s Basilica from the Pincio, Rome, ca. 1868-69.

Frederic Edwin Church, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, 1868.

Frederic Edwin Church, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, 1870.

Frederic Edwin Church, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, 1868.

Frederic Edwin Church, Effect of Light on Jerusalem, 1868.

Frederic Edwin Church, Valley of El Arabah, 1868.

Frederic Edwin Church, Syria by the Sea, 1875.

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