Antonio de Torres's "The Elevation of the Cross" – History and Conservation


In 2016 LACMA acquired a monumental painting by the Mexican artist Antonio de Torres, which was originally commissioned for the Franciscan convent of San Luis Potosí. Torres was part of a circle of artists interested in the renewal of painting in eighteenth-century Mexico. The film documents the painting’s history and process of conservation, providing insight into Torres's remarkable proficiency.

—Ilona Katzew, Curator and Department Head of Latin American Art, LACMA.

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