Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Jul 20, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 6563 - Art and Architecture of Colonial Latin America

Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading (no audit).

Co-meets with ARTH 3565 /LATA 3565 /VISST 3565 .

A. Cohen-Aponte.

This course surveys the artistic and architectural traditions of Latin America during the period of Spanish colonial rule (ca. 1520s-1820s). It will center primarily on visual cultures of the viceroyalties of New Spain (Mexico) and Peru, but will also cover works of art and architecture from the Caribbean and the northern Andes. The course explores the legacy of pre-Columbian visual traditions in the colonial era as well as the lasting impact of colonial artistic practices in modern and contemporary Latin America. It will also examine colonial Latin America as the crossroads of dynamic artistic and cultural interaction between Indigenous, European, and Afrodescendant groups. Topics to be explored include issues of visual translation and transmission, art and agency, and the creation of new colonial artistic practices and idioms.  

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