This book gives new insight into the vitality of the Spanish Colonial art tradition as a connector of cultures world-wide. The book argues for the relevance of Spanish Colonial art as both a powerful document of the past and a living tradition in the modern age. By placing the lasting visions and values of yesterday within the context of today, we see the soul of an artistic tradition for all time.
Carmella Padilla is an award-winning journalist and author of many titles including Conexiones: Connections in Spanish Colonial Art (Museum of Spanish Colonial Art). A native of Santa Fe, Padilla has lived in La Cienega since 1995.