Painting in Latin America, 1550?1820: From Conquest to Independence

By: Alcalá, Luisa Elena; Brown, Jonathan

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"Painting in Latin America, 1550-1820: From Conquest to Independence" surveys the diverse styles, subjects, and iconography of painting in Latin America between the 16th and 19th centuries. While European art forms were widely disseminated, copied, and adapted throughout Latin America, colonial painting is not a derivative extension of Europe. The ongoing debate over what to call it--"mestizo," hybrid, creole, indo-hispanic, "tequitqui--"testifies to a fundamental yet unresolved question of identity.

Comparing and contrasting the Viceroyalties of New Spain, with its center in modern-day Mexico, and Peru, the authors explore the very different ways the two regions responded to the influence of the Europeans and their art. A wide range of art and artists are considered, some for the first time. Rich with new photography and primary research, this book delivers a wealth of new insight into the history of images and the history of art.

Title: Painting in Latin America, 1550?1820: From Conquest to Independence

Author Name: Alcalá, Luisa Elena; Brown, Jonathan

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Yale University Press:

ISBN Number: 0300191014

ISBN Number 13: 9780300191011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0300191014Z2

Description: 0300191014 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE