Cristóbal de Villalpando

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San Ignacio en Tierra Santa, 1710, Museo Nacional del Virreinato.

Cristóbal de Villalpando (b. México City 1649 - México City 1714) Mexican painter, s. XVII. He is considered the most important painter of his time in New Spain. His works include religious paintings like: Adoración de los pastores, 1675, Adoración de los Reyes y la Presentación de Jesús al templo, Dolorosa, 1680, Transfiguración, 1683, La mujer del Apocalipsis (The Woman of the Apocalypse), Aparición de San Miguel, ca. 1688, and Santa Teresa escribiendo sus obras ca. 1688.

A painter who better reflected in Spanish America the school of Rubens and the previous lessons of Tiziano and Francesco Ricci. The work of Cristobal de Villalpando, is a sample of the expression of the Mexican arts [1]
Virgen de la Escalera, venerada por San Felipe Neri y San Francisco de Sales, Pinacoteca de La Profesa.

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