New styles and Influences section from the Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico exhibition
Ceramic Pots
spice container

A major change in artistic styles arose in the late 1700s. When the French Bourbon kings defeated the Hapsburgs, Spanish art showed increased French and English influences. In Mexico City, an art academy founded in 1783 influenced a new, more restrained style inspired by the art of ancient Greece and Rome. This classically-inspired art replaced the flamboyance of earlier Mexican art. At the end of viceregal period, Mexican art continued to display the taste for elaborate decoration.

Learn more about these selected works of art:
Ceramic Pots
Spice Container


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