In the 16th century, European artists traveled to Latin America to satisfy the huge demand for artwork in newly established religious institutions. Sometimes family workshops were founded, which worked for generations. By the 17th century, artists born in Latin America began to dominate, and new styles and idioms appeared that were less and less connected with European descent. The 18th century was marked by the full flowering of Spanish colonial art, as regional schools and academies developed, and influential patrons demanded both religious and secular paintings of the highest quality.
Onexhibitionpresents paintings by Bernardo Rodriguez, Cipriano Toledo, Joseph Jimenez and several unknown authors.