Patricia Phelps de Cisneros discusses the CPPC’s collaboration with the Getty’s Research and Conservation Institutes that led to surprising new scholarship concerning Concrete art from Latin America. More
Katherine Manthorne relates the adventures of a groundbreaking traveler artist, Maria Sibyla Merian. With her magnum opus, The Metamorphosis of the Insects of Surinam, published in 1705, Merian left an unparalleled verbal and visual record of of indigenous insects that she and her daughter, Dorothea Graff, studied and described while traveling in Surinam, also known as Dutch Guiana. More
Willys de Castro's Active Object (Yellow), a work that is part of the recent Cisneros' gift to the Museum, marks an important turning point in the artist's shift from Concrete to Neo-Concrete art... More
Traveler artists who worked in Latin America in the 17th to 19th centuries are often thought of as belonging to discrete national schools. Art historian Katherine Manthorne discusses the ways in which their work in fact occupies a more expansive and fluid internationality. More
Sandra Pinardi discusses three photographers—Claudio Perna, Paolo Gasparini, and Alfredo Cortina—whose work transcends what Vilem Flusser has characterized as the production of “technical images” to produce images that subvert photography’s assumed documentary function and reinvent the medium. More
Using Frederic Edwin Church’s mid-nineteenth century painting of Cotopaxi, Alberto Baraya takes us on a disorienting “future voyage” to the famous Ecuadorian volcano in which he advocates for expedition-as-art. More
In this first installment in a series, Jorge Rivas, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum, describes how the CPPC’s gift of paintings, furniture and objects, mostly from Venezuela, will help to round out the Denver Art Museum’s renowned collection of Spanish colonial art.