Emphasizing the viceregal capitals and their social, economic, religious, and political contexts, the author offers a chronological review of the major objects and monuments of the colonial era. The book includes art and architecture created in the Spanish Viceroyalties of New Spain, Peru, New Granada, and La Plata from the time of the conquest to the independence era.
Over the course of the last forty years art historian Jonathan Brown has done more than anyone to reform our approach to the art of the Hispanic world between the age of El Greco and Velazquez and that of Goya. This volume of contributions to the symposium in his honor in 2008- testifying to the character and range of his influence-includes 19 essays by distinguished scholars.
Documents highlights of colonial religious paintings, sculpture and objects in the collection of the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango in Bogotá, Colombia.
Contents: Las custodias
El legado de Casimiro Eiger
Presencia de la Virgen en la pintura
La Virgen de Chiquinquirá
Monjas coronadas y Monjas muertas
Escuela quiteña. Bernardo de Legarda.
Contested Visions offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America: Mexico and Peru. Spanning developments from the 15th to the 19th century, this book looks at the many ways and contexts in which indigenous peoples were represented in art of the early modern period—by colonial artists, European artists, and themselves. More than two hundred works of art, including paintings, sculptures, illustrated books, maps, codices, manuscripts, and other materials such as textiles, keros, and feather works, are reproduced in full-color illustrations, demonstrating the rich variety of these artistic approaches.
Christian churches erected in Mexico during the early colonial era represented the triumph of European conquest and religious domination. Or did they? Building on recent research that questions the "cultural" conquest of Mesoamérica, Eleanor Wake shows that colonial Mexican churches also reflected the beliefs of the indigenous communities that built them.
This beautifully illustrated catalogue showcases 126 Spanish and Portuguese artworks from the 17th and 18th centuries, all highlights from the dazzling collection of Roberta and Richard Huber. Featuring works in a variety of mediums and from far-flung places, including paintings, silver, and furniture from South America and sculptures in ivory from the Spanish Philippines and from Portuguese territories in India.
The Art of Allegiance explores the ways in which Spanish Imperial authority was manifested in a compelling system of representation for the subjects of New Spain during the seventeenth century. Michael Schref- fler identifies and analyzes a corpus of "source" material-paintings, maps, buildings, and texts-produced in and around Mexico City that addresses themes of kingly presence and authority as well as obedience, loyalty, and allegiance to the crown.
This monumental book transcends geographic boundaries and explores the history of the confluence of styles, materials, and techniques among Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas through the end of the colonial era; a period marked by the independence movements, the formation of national states, and the rise of academic art.