Movement of Ideas, Art, and People in Spanish America
Published by: Denver Art Museum
Imprint: Denver Art Museum
216 Pages | 9 x 11 | 111 color and 34 b&w illus.
Mónica Domínguez Torres (University of Delaware) opens the volume by examining the early modern pearl industry and trade in post-conquest Spanish America, and the history of the short-lived town of Nueva Cádiz de Cubagua, off the coast of Venezuela. Gustavo Curiel (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) discusses issues of reception, adoption, and transformation of European print sources in the local production of furniture in the village of San Ildefonso Villa Alta in Oaxaca, Mexico. Esteban García Brosseau (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) explores cultural and artistic exchanges between South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Spanish America.
Constanza Toquica (Museo Colonial, Bogotá) comments on the roles of specific images and iconographies, and their contribution to the construction of the colonial order in the viceroyalty of New Granada. Rosario Inés Granados-Salinas (Blanton Museum of Art, Austin) explores the use of devotional images as rhetorical devices in Spanish colonial paintings. Rachael Zimmerman (University of Delaware) discusses the use of hammocks as an honorary mode of transportation in colonial Brazil.
Idurre Alonso (Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles) discusses the never-realized city of Ville du Port de Napoleon (1807) in Hispaniola as a model where French and Spanish city planning models intersect. Natalia Majluf (Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru) focuses on the work of Peruvian portraitist of African descent José Gil de Castro (1785–c. 1841), a key figure in the rejuvenation of the arts during the years immediately following the independence of Peru.