Juan Cordero

1824-1884 Mexico/Classicism

 

Brief Biography-Juan Cordero, formally known as Juan Nepomuceno María Bernabé del Corazón de Cordero de Hoyos, was born in Teziutlán, Mexico, in 1822. He began his studies in the Academia de San Carlos and was subsequently sent to Rome by his father, to study at the Accademia di San Luca. Whilst in Rome, the exiled president of Mexico, Anastasio Bustamante, organized a post for him in the Vatican City.

When he returned to Mexico in 1853, he made an unsuccessful attempt at becoming Director at the Academy before drifting around Mexico. He received several commissions for portraits throughout the country, however, he eventually took up murals. In 1874, he painted what was to be the first secular Mural in Mexico, at the National Preparatory School, it received a hostile reaction and was later destroyed. There exists a copy of the mural by the artist Juan M. Pacheco. The dome of the Church of Santa Teresa was one of his more noted Murals.

 

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columbus at
the court

columbus at the court of the catholic monarchs

daughters of manuel
cordero

daughters of manuel cordero

dona dolores tosta
de santa anna

dona dolores tosta de santa anna

john the baptist
lamb of god

john the baptist lamb of god


self portrait

self portrait

the triumph of
science and industry

the triumph of science and industry over ignorance and sloth copy by juan m pacheco


woman bathing

woman bathing

woman with
a goat

woman with a goat

woman knitting
with a cat

woman knitting with a cat