Monday, May 11, 2015

Jose de Ibarra

Virgin of the Apocalypse
18th century
oil on canvas
Pinacoteca Profesa, Mexico

Jose de Ibarra (1688-1756) was a Mexican painter. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was a student of painter Juan Correa. Many of his pieces are preserved in Mexican museums and the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City. He was one of the most prolific painters of his day, producing mainly religious paintings for the cathedrals of Mexico. His career was marked with support of initiatives to protect the intellectual integrity of painting as an art form. His remains are interred at the Church of Santa Ines in Mexico City.