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Art and the Imagined Self in Spain and the Americas (1450-1800)

ARHA 321
Spring 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 321
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This seminar explores issues of race, religion, and representation in the visual culture of Spain and the Americas. During the Age of Discovery (1450-1800), artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Zurbarán, and Goya chronicled the tensions and aspirations of golden age Iberia, while indigenous and European artists in Spain's Atlantic colonies absorbed and filtered the art of the old and new worlds to create their own rich body of images. Readings and discussions will explore the role of visual culture and religious practice in the construction of political, social, and racial identities. Topics will include indigenous religions, ecclesiastical evangelization, and popular devotion; Mexican "casta" paintings and lineage portraits; viceregal costume and colonial attire; confraternities and processional culture; Morisco culture in early modern Iberia; and the influence of medieval Iberian multiculturalism on new-world architecture and urbanism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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