Update on the restoration/conservation project of Manuel Tolsá’s Equestrian Portrait of Charles IV

Inaugurated in Mexico City’s Plaza Mayor (Central Plaza) first in 1796 (a temporary gilt-plastered wooden statue) and again in 1803 (in its final bronze form) Tolsá’s monumental statue has been the focus of art historical and political discussion. A “cleaning” severely damaged the work. Here is an update on the restoration/conservation project.

Here’s my snapshot of Tolsá’s monument in Mexico City.  (*And be sure to credit me if you use this — I worked hard on it!)

Book – Nancy Deffebach, Marıa Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo: Challenging Visions in Modern Mexican Art

A new study on Frida Kahlo and María Izquierdo:

Marıa Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo: Challenging Visions in Modern Mexican Art

By Nancy Deffebach

Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture. Austin:
University of Texas Press, 2015. Photographs. Plates. Illustrations. Figures. Notes.
Bibliography. Index. viii, 264 pp. Cloth, $60.00.