Cristóbal de Villalpando

1649-1714 Mexico/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Cristóbal de Villalpando was born in Mexico City in 1645. He was a painter whose style was broadly considered to be Baroque. He was influenced by the works of Echave Rioja, son of Baltasar de Echave Orio, and Peter Paul Rubens. He accepted numerous contracts for churches in Mexico and became director of a painters’ guild in the Capital. His most famous work is in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City, ‘The Apparition of Saint Michael on Mount Gargano’, in which he included a portrait of himself starring out at the viewer. His paintings were mainly of a religious subject; however, he also enjoyed success as a portraitist.

 

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adam and eve in
paradise

adam and eve in paradise


annunciation

annunciation

apparition of saint
michael

apparition of saint michael


archangel barachiel

archangel barachiel


flight into egypt

flight into egypt

immaculate
conception

immaculate conception

joseph claims
benjamon as slave

joseph claims benjamon as slave

lactation of santo
domingo

lactation of santo domingo by Cristóbal de Villalpando

madonna of the
stairs

madonna of the stairs

marriage
of virgin

marriage of virgin

our lady
of aranzazu

our lady of aranzazu

plaza mayor of
mexico city

plaza mayor of mexico city


portrait of christ

portrait of christ


saint michael

saint michael


saint paul

saint paul

saint rose tempted
by the devil

saint rose tempted by the devil


the apocalypse

the apocalypse


the deluge

the deluge

virgin of the
apocalypse

virgin of the apocalypse

the sweet name
of mary

the sweet name of mary


tree of life

tree of life


the hurt

the hurt