Sojourn with Connie Spenuzza, the international-award-winning author of historical fiction, as she showcases this groundbreaking Spanish colonial art history book. A native of Quito, Ecuador, one of the historical artistic centers during South America’s colonial era (1534-1825 CE), Connie has cultivated a lifelong appreciation and knowledge of the Spanish colonial art she has judiciously collected. She shares her enthusiasm by creating this book designed for both novices and connoisseurs of this historical period in art history.
In this unique book, Connie pairs sixteenth-to nineteenth-century European engraved sources with the Spanish colonial paintings in this collection. This relationship reveals that the engraved sources of the Old World served as models for the paintings produced in the New World, thereby inspiring local painters to create an innovative art style.
The fusion of the collector’s personal art quest with the erudite essays from contributing scholars will capture the imagination of the art lover.