Art of Colonial Latin America Research Paper

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Admittedly, these two teams were faced with a daunting challenge in acquiring and interpreting those works of art that were most appropriate for their exhibition goals, and interpretive efforts must use some framework in which to present the resources in a fashion that can be understood and appreciated by the targeted audiences.

Nevertheless, there is little or no discussion concerning the fusion of artistic styles in the two catalogs, with a preference for a neat and orderly, date by date, presentation of representative works that typify the points being made by the exhibition. Despite these shortcomings, both catalogs were shown to be authoritative references that were supported by relevant citations and imagery. Likewise, both catalogs provide useful overviews of the materials that are being presented preparatory to their interpretation, helping place the information in its historical context.

Conclusion

The research showed that interest and appreciation in colonial Latin American art has experienced a resurgence in recent years, due in large part to comprehensive exhibitions of period art sponsored by organizations such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Denver Art Museum. The research also showed that authorities such as Gauvin Alexander Bailey maintain that colonial Latin American art is more relevant today than ever before, and that the artwork that emerged during this turbulent and frequently violent period in Mexico's history should be appreciated for its creativity rather than attempting to associate specific styles and motifs with their individual artists. Rather, Bailey believes that a more holistic view of the art from this period is in order to help avoid the same type of social engineering mentality that pervaded the first half of the 20th century and which may continue to adversely affect the human condition. In the final analysis, an exhibition of any type can only accomplish so much, and the more aligned the representative works of art are with the goals of the exhibition, the more likely the curators will have accomplished what they set out to do.

Works Cited

Bailey, Gauvin Alexander. Introduction in Art of Colonial Latin America. New York: Phaidon

Press, 2005.

Paz, Octavio. Metropolitan Museum of Art: Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries. Los Angeles: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pierce, Donna, Gomar, Rogelio R. And Bargellini, Clara. Painting a New World: Mexican Art

and Life 1521-1821. Denver: Denver Art Musuem.

Bailey, Gauvin Alexander. Introduction in Art of Colonial Latin America. New York: Phaidon Press, 2005, 4.

Bailey 4.

Paz 3.

Bailey 12.

Bailey 4.

Pierce et al.…

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Works Cited

Bailey, Gauvin Alexander. Introduction in Art of Colonial Latin America. New York: Phaidon

Press, 2005.

Paz, Octavio. Metropolitan Museum of Art: Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries. Los Angeles: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pierce, Donna, Gomar, Rogelio R. And Bargellini, Clara. Painting a New World: Mexican Art

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