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Exploring New World Imagery

Exploring New World Imagery
Spanish Colonial Papers from the 2002 Mayer Center Symposium

From the Denver Art Museum, a beautifully illustrated volume of essays about Spanish colonial art.

Denver Art Museum
January 2005
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160 pages | 6.5 x 9 | 82 color and b&w images |

The Jan and Frederick Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum sponsors annual symposia in these two fields of art. This volume presents essays on Spanish colonial art from the 2002 symposium, which focused on objects in the collections at the museum. Color reproductions of many of these works illustrate the essays.

  • Foreword (Lewis Sharp)
  • Acknowledgments (Donna Pierce)
  • Part One: Creating New World Imagery
    • Christian Cross as Indigenous "World Tree" in Sixteenth-Century Mexico: The "Atrio" Cross in the Frederick and Jan Mayer Collection (Samuel Y. Edgerton)
    • The Reproducibility of the Sacred Simulacra of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Jeanette Favrot Peterson)
  • Part Two: Negotiating New World Identity
    • Inka Nobles: Portraiture and Paradox in Colonial Peru (Carolyn Dean)
  • Part Three: Evolving New World Styles
    • The Mexican Painter Cristóbal de Villalpando: His Life and Legacy (Juana Gutiérrez Haces)
    • Miguel de Santiago (c. 1633-1706): The Creation and Recreation of the Quito School (Alexandra Kennedy-Troya)
  • Photograph & Object Credits

Donna Pierce is Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum.