México, D.F. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 2020. First edition. Paperback. 549p., photos, illus., bibl., wrps. New. Item #191209
The posthumous work of historian Elisa Vargaslugo Rangel (1923-2020) analyzes the viceregal altarpieces of the 16th century located in Puebla, Oaxaca and Mexico City. The book is the outcome of the project "Historias de pincel. Metodología interdisciplinaria para el estudio de la técnica pictórica, materiales y conservacio´n de la pintura de la Nueva España", developed between 2013 and 2015 with the participation of 24 specialists from different institutions, such as INAH, UNAM and other cultural and academic institutions of diverse states in Mexico. The book which is a catalogue, is preceded by specific studies on specific colonial art, followed by a technical catalogue with fourteen 16th century paintings that are still in their places of origin.