Juan Correa

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Juan Correa (Mexico City, c. 1646 - Mexico City, 1716) Mexican painter, s. XVII - s. XVIII.

La entrada de Jesús a Jerusalén y La Asunción de la Virgen (At the Mexico City Cathedral) are considered his best works . Among his few known secular paintings are The Four Elements, The Liberal Arts (Mexico City, Franz Mayer, priv. col.), The Four Continents and The Meeting Between Cortes and Moctezuma (Mexico City, Banco Nacional de Mexico).

Miguel Cabrera (1695 - 1768), Cristóbal de Villalpando (c. 1649-1714) and Juan Correa are the best-known painters of New Spain. [1]

His paintings are specially remarkable for their fine, broad composition, expression, and life-like figures, as well as for their good perspective and effective groupings. [2]

"...along with Cristóbal de Villalpando, the primary teacher, of the Baroque style developing in New Spain at this time. Juan Correa, his colleagues, students and apprentices tried to convey the current religious ideas and teachings through images and symbols, using colors, movements and gestures reflected in distinct iconography. These baroque style paintings became prevalent in the backdrops, chapels and sacristies of the most well known convents and churches in various regions of New Spain." [3]

See also

La Virgen entregando al niño a San Antonio

External links


  • Painting/Drawing Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Spanish American Visual Culture, 1520-1820.
  • "Juan Correa, su vida y su obra." by Elisa Vargaslugo, UNAM.