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ART 106 Art of Colonial Latin America (3 credits)

This course will examine the visual arts of Latin America beginning with the Spanish and Portuguese arrival and colonialization of the New World until the early nineteenth century when Independence was achieved. It will encompass the study of painting, sculpture, decorative arts and architecture from Mesoamerica, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. We will also address issues that are critical to discussions of the arts of Latin America, such as preconceptions of Latin American political and religions role of art, appropriation and adaptation of western cultures, the incorporation and relationship with European/American art theory and methods, and the reevaluation of Latin American art today. Students will be given the exciting opportunity to examine works of art from St. Joseph’s University’s important collection of colonial Spanish American art as well as collections at nearby museums.

No prerequisites. Fulfills Art/Lit requirement.