Mexican Baroque art goes to New York

 New York (Notimex) -- The Metropolitan Museum of New York has announced an exhibition of the work of Mexican baroque artist Cristobal de Villalpando (1649-1714).

Villalpando is regarded as one of the most innovative aritsts of the Hispanic world.

The exhibition, called "Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Baroque Painter" includes his first masterpiece, a monumental painting bearing the title of the biblical passage: "Moses and the bronze serpent and the transfiguration of Jesus".

The painting, on an 8.5-meter high canvas, was made in 1683 for the cathedral in the city of Puebla, and has never been exhibited elsewhere.

Open to the public as of July 25, the exhibition will also show 10 other works that have never been seen in the United States.

Organized by the New York Met Museum and Fomento Cultural Banamex, the exhibition was also supported by Citibanamex, the Diez Morodo Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate General of Mexico in New York.

Photo: New York Met Museum. Public Domain (CC0)