Art of Colonial Latin America

Overview

In this lively overview of the tremendously rich and varied artistic output of the area from southern Chile to northern California, Gauvin Alexander Bailey discusses viceregal and missionary as well as civic and rural architecture, alongside religious and secular painting, sculpture, metalwork, textiles and ceramics. But he also looks back to pre-colonial influences and concludes with an examination of how twentieth-century artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo interpreted their artistic heritage. Even ...
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Overview

In this lively overview of the tremendously rich and varied artistic output of the area from southern Chile to northern California, Gauvin Alexander Bailey discusses viceregal and missionary as well as civic and rural architecture, alongside religious and secular painting, sculpture, metalwork, textiles and ceramics. But he also looks back to pre-colonial influences and concludes with an examination of how twentieth-century artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo interpreted their artistic heritage. Even today, the art of the colonial period remains at the centre of Latin American society, culture and identity. The result is a book that provides a new and comprehensive understanding of all the influences that led to one of the most cosmopolitan artistic outpourings in the whole history of art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714841571
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Art and Ideas Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 941,238
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 First encounters : the pre-Hispanic world and the colonial scene 17
2 Eyeing the other : the indigenous response 69
3 The image of empire : arts of the viceroys 109
4 Making art : guilds and academies 167
5 Idols and altars : missions and country churches 207
6 A divine splendour : metropolitan churches 261
7 Town and country : arts of the colonial aristocracy 311
8 The renaissance abroad : Iberian empires in Asia and Africa 355
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