CROSS CULTURAL CONNECTIONS
IN THE NEW WORLD
CONTENT: What do you see?
FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.
CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.
FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.
UNIT SHEET: below
APAH 250 Images:
81. Frontispiece of the Codex Mendoza
90. Angel with Arquebus, Asiel Timor Dei, Master of Calamarca
94. Screen with Siege of Belgrade and hunting scene
95. The Virgin of Guadalupe (Virgen de Guadalupe), Miguel González
97. Spaniard and Indian Produce a Mestizo, attributed to Juan Rodríguez Juárez
99. Portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Miguel Cabrera
118. The Valley of Mexico from the Hillside of Santa Isabel, José María Velasco
Other works involving "Cross Cultural" connections
APAH 250 Images:
220. Tamati waka Nene, Gottfried Lindaur
188. Basin (Baptistère de Saint Louis), Mohammed ibn al-Zain
163. Bandolier Bag
165. Painted elk hide, attributed to Cotsiogo (Cadzi Cody)
166. Black-on-black ceramic vessel, Maria Martínez and Julian Martínez
212. Chairman Mao en Route to Anyuan
Colonial Latin America: mix of indigenous art forms with European materials
Influences of subject matter and forms from Asia and Africa
Subject matter does vary: religious, portraits, history, genre scenes
Resembles art from Spain and southern Europe
Columbus landed in the Bahamas in 1492 = conquest --> colonization!
Europe brought disease which wiped out much of the Aztecs and Native Americans
Children born of Spanish and Native Americans are called mestizos
Spanish heavily desired gold, silver, crops
Patronage: Spanish commissioned Native Americans = Catholicism with Native American traditions
Artists: Many are anonymous, the point was to not have fame and glory