Watch time-lapse video of the installation of Cristóbal de Villalpando's Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus for the exhibition Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from July 25 through October 15, 2017.
The installation of Villalpando's 28-foot-tall masterpiece took five days and involved the combined expertise of more than a dozen riggers, machinists, carpenters, and art technicians in addition to the exhibition curator and four conservators.
Cristóbal de Villalpando (Mexican, ca. 1649–1714). Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus, 1683. Oil on canvas, 360 5/8 x 228 3/8 in. (916 x 580 cm). Col. Propiedad de la Nación Mexicana. Secretaría de Cultura. Dirección General de Sitios y Monumentos del Patrimonio Cultural. Acervo de la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción. Puebla, Mexico
Watch a related video of the conservation of Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus and its installation in El Palacio de Cultura Citibanamex – Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City.
Time-lapse: Thomas Ling, Imaging Department, The Met
Music: Austin Fisher
© 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art