From the Andes to the Caribbean: Art of the Spanish Americas from the Thoma Collection

   May 21 – September 4, 2022
   Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Photo by Jamie Stukenberg.

Artists Included:
Andrés Solano, Pedro José Díaz, José Campeche y Jordán, Mateo Pérez de Alesio, Juan Pedro López, Diego Antonio de Landaeta, Art of the Spanish Americas

From the Andes to the Caribbean: Art of the Spanish Americas from the Thoma Collection presents paintings from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, and Puerto Rico dating from circa 1600 to the mid-19th century. This selection of work includes oil paintings on canvas and small, delicately rendered works in oil on copper. The variety of styles underlines the great diversity among works of art broadly called “Spanish Colonial.” The themes of much of the works reflect the role played by the Catholic Church during three centuries of Spanish rule. The portraits featured in the exhibition were commissioned to reflect the social status of both peninsular Spaniards and Creoles, those born of Spanish families in the Americas.

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