Rodríguez Juárez, Juan (1675–1728)

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Rodríguez Juárez, Juan (1675–1728)

Juan Rodríguez Juárez (b. 1675; d. 1728), Mexican painter. Grandson of José Juárez, son of Antonio Rodríguez, and brother of Nicolás Rodríguez Juárez, Juan Rodríguez Juárez is the principal artist of the transition from the Zurbaranesque baroque tradition of Villalpando and Correa to eighteenth-century baroque and rococo tendencies in New Spain. His first known work was done in 1694. In 1719 he was given a major commission, the canvases for the Retablo de los Reyes of the cathedral of Mexico City. In his works one sees the softer coloring, more spacious compositions, and gentler expressions of Bartolomé Murillo. Besides his religious paintings, Rodríguez Juárez produced excellent portraits and an extraordinary self-portrait, symptomatic of the changing role of the artist in the colony in the eighteenth century.

See alsoArt: The Colonial Era .


Manuel Toussaint, Colonial Art in Mexico (1967).

María Concepción García Saiz, La pintura colonial en el Museo de América, vol. 1 (1980).

Additional Bibliography

Andrade, Carmen. "Los hermanos Nícolas y Juan Rodríguez Juárez: siglo XVII." Artes de México 22:188 (n.d.): 41-44.

Katzew, Ilona. Casta Painting: Images of Race in Eighteenth-Century Mexico. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004.

                                       Clara Bargellini

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