|Expostion in Pátzcuaro from Alfonso Pacheco Hernández|
|Temporary Expositions in Pátzcuaro at the Cultural Center "Antiguo Colegio Jesuita"|
|Christs an Exposition in Pátzcuaro|
|Cultural Events during the Holy Week and Easter Vacations in Patzcuaro|
We have received good reviews about this show from our guests at Hotel Mansion Iturbe. Our guests can’t always get to all the interesting outlying areas of our Magical Town during their visit, so Mr. Pacheco brought them to us, in the form of photographs of figures of Christ from temples all over Michoacan, from the Cathedral in Morelia, to the Patzcuaro area, to the smaller communities of the state of Michoacan.
|Exposition in Pátzcuaro about Christs in Michoacán|
|Cultural events in Pátzcuaro during the Holy Week|
During the Spanish conquest of Mexico, evangelism, of course, played a pivotal role. The Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustans, and Jesuits were the religious orders that carried on the work of the first missionaries that arrived to “New Spain.” Missions, once established, were quickly followed with the construction of schools, monasteries, and parish churches.
|Christs an Exposition from Alfonso Pacheco Hernández in Pátzcuaro|
Wooden images of Christ from Spain were brought to adorn these new spaces. To supplement the demand, Purepecha artists in the Lake Patzcuaro area began making figures of Christ from their own material: “pasta de caña” (corn stalk paste, or “játzingueni,” in Purepecha), which they had previously used to make images of their own gods.
|Cultural Activites in Pátzcuaro at the Holy Week and Easter Holidays|
This “new” material astonished the evangelists with its durability and light weight, and Don Vasco de Quiroga was among the first to promote its use in Santa Fe de la Laguna and in Tzintzuntzan, and later by founding the “Sculptural School of Patzcuaro.” Numerous such figures were created and sent back to Europe, much to the amazement of the international community. But many, of course, remained in Mexico.
|Christs an expositions in Pátzcuaro from Alfonso Pacheco Hernandez|
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