ARTH 3565 Art & Architecture of Colonial Latin America - Spring 2018

Mon, 08/25/2014

Spring 2018

ARTH 3565 Art & Architecture of Colonial Latin America

(also LATA 3565, VISST 3565)

A. Cohen-Aponte

T/R 10:10-11:25

This course surveys the artistic and architectural traditions of Latin America during the period of Spanish colonial rule (ca. 1520s-1820s).  It will center on visual cultures of the viceroyalties of New Spain (Mexico) and Peru, but will also incorporate sections on the colonial Caribbean, the northern Andes, and Brazil.  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 African-descended 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.