header for the meetings of the cultures section of the Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico Exhibition
folding screen portraying the conquest of Mexico
pear shaped bottle
statue of St. Michael the Archangel
Bargueno writing desk

Many cultures contributed to the unique styles and forms of colonial Mexican art. The artistic traditions of the Aztecs and earlier indigenous cultures continued after the conquest. Spanish art itself combines European styles with those of the Islamic culture of the Moors. Spanish trade routes brought art from China and the Philippines directly to Mexico, adding Asian influences to viceregal Mexican art.

Learn more about these selected works of art:
Folding Screen Portraying the Conquest of Mexico
Pear-shaped Bottle
St. Michael the Archangel
Bargueño Writing Desk


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