This exhibition at the Prado Museum brings together around a hundred works of art that arrived in Europe from the Americas during the Modern Era. Most of them are housed in cultural and religious institutions, or are in private collections, mainly in Spain.
The exhibition is divided into four sections: The first is "Geography, Conquest and Society", which looks at the concept of cultural landscape within the geographical framework of the Americas, the Spanish conquest, and the peoples who lived there during the Modern Era.The second, “The Pantheon of the Americas. Religious Exchanges”, permits an analysis of religious beliefs, both in the Iberian Peninsula and in the Americas, how they have impacted on each other, and the fusions that have been created. Among the oil paintings, sculptures and drawings, the visitor will find works from important centres of production in Lima, Alto Perú, Puebla de los Ángeles and Ciudad de México, together with others by renowned Spanish painters such as Murillo.The third section, “Art Journeys”, brings together a wide range of household and religious artefacts. The fourth, “Impronta Indiana” brings together a series of works that reflect the artistic materiality of Spanish America throughout the Modern Era.
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