Artists have longed to capture the divine since the first painter put yucca brush to petroglyph.
Spanish Colonial Viceregal paintings convey a sense of the sacred, transforming transcendence into the seamless fabric of everyday life.
Santa Fe’s Peyton Wright Gallery will showcase that radiance with its “25th Annual Art of Devotion – Historic Art of the Americas” exhibition. This collection of 17th to 19th century artwork features paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver and objects from the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies, including Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala and the Philippines, as well as New Mexico. About 400 pieces span eight gallery rooms.