Art and the Imagined Self in Spain and the Americas (1450-1800)|
|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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Gauvin Bailey. ART OF COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA. Phaidon, 2005.
Magali Carrera. IMAGING IDENTITY IN NEW SPAIN: RACE, LINEAGE, AND THE COLONIAL BODY IN PORTRAITURE AND CASTA PAINTINGS. Univ. of Texas Press, 2003.
Carolyn Dean. INKA BODIES AND THE BODY OF CHRIST: CORPUS CHRISTI IN COLONIAL CUZCO. Duke Univ. Press, 1999
Serge Gruzinski. IMAGES AT WAR: MEXICO FROM COLUMBUS TO BLADE RUNNER (1492-2019). Duke Univ. Press, 2011
Victor I. Stoichita. VISIONARY EXPERIENCE IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPANISH ART. Reaktion Books, 2011
Janis Tomlinson. FROM EL GRECO TO GOYA: PAINTING IN SPAIN 1561-1828. Abrams, 1997.
Selected scholarly articles and essays, available on e-reserves
|Examinations and Assignments: |
active participation, 4 brief writing assignments/reading responses, 2 oral presentations, and a 10-12 pg. research paper
|Instructor(s): Katz,Melissa R. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: WYL113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 2||FR: 0|
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