México: Fomento Cultural Banamex, Inst. de Investigaciones Estéticas, CNCA, 1997. color frontis, b/w and color plates, draws., cat., bibl., plus 15p. booklet on rear pocket, loose as issued, color pict. boards. Item #47686
CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF ONE OF MEXICO'S MOST FAMOUS COLONIAL ARTISTS. Contains important information on the life and work of this extraordinary artist. Beautifully printed with color plates. Considered the most important painter of the baroque period in Mexico, Cristobal de Villalpando (b. c.1645-1714), was a very prolific artist whose talent was reflected in his large format compositions mainly for altars in churches (Puebla and Mexico city). He evolved from dark tones to a colorful luminosity, using angels as a recurrent theme. This publication includes the complete works located so far and consists of three parts: a formal biography of the artist, a reasoned catalog of the main paintings by the artist, and a general chronological catalog of his work. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE.