José de Ibarra

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Portrait of José de Ibarra by Miguel Contreras.
Inmaculada del Apocalipsis, Pinacoteca de La Profesa, México.

José de Ibarra (1685–1756) was a Mexican painter, born in San Miguel El Grande, Oaxaca, and died 21 Nov 1756 in Mexico City, in the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Colonial México).[1]

He was a mixed-race Afro-Mexican, but was considered a Spaniard and listed in the 1753 Mexico City census as Spaniard.[2] Ibarra was student of painter Juan Correa, who self-identified as a mulatto.

Career[edit]

Ibarra's career was marked with support of initiatives to protect the intellectual integrity of painting as an art form.[3] He was influenced by contemporaries Cristóbal de Villalpando and Juan Rodríguez Juárez.[3] His remains are interred at the Church of Santa Inés in Mexico City.[4]

Many of Ibarra's pieces are preserved in Mexican museums and the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.[5] He was one of the most prolific painters of his day, producing mainly religious paintings for the cathedrals of Mexico.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ilona Katzew, " Valiant Styles: New Spanish Painting, 1700-85" in Painting in Latin America, 1550-1820, Luisa Elena Alcalá and Jonathan Brown, eds. New Haven: Yale University Press 2014, p. 169.
  2. ^ Katzew, p. 169,citing Eduardo Báez Macías, "Planos y censos de la ciudad de México 1753", Boletín del Archivo General de la Nación, 2nd series, 8 nos 3-5 1976.
  3. ^ a b c "José de Ibarra". Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  4. ^ Cuevas, Beatriz del Carmen. "Historia del Convento de Sta. Ines y creación del Museo JLC". Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Personaje". Retrieved 2008-11-15. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mues Orts, Paula. "El pintor novohispano José de Ibarra: imágenes retóricas y discursos pintados", PhD dissertation. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México." Mexico City 2009.
  • Mues Orts, Paula. José de Ibarra, Profesor de la nobilísima arte de la pintura. Círculo de Arte. Mexico City 2001.

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