Monday, February 23, 2009

Visual Culture in Spanish America

The Visual Culture in Spanish America website offers material for students and teachers of visual culture in Latin America between 1520 and 1820. Images of paintings, sculptures, architectural monuments, and objects of daily life from Spanish America between 1520 and 1820 are available together with anthropological and historical information. The material can be accessed via a set of themes or through the gallery. The themes cover different topics, such as: the Pre-Columbian; everyday objects; mestizaje; the mechanics of art; political image; and otherworldly visions. Each theme section includes a brief introduction and history of the topic, a gallery of images of selected objects, and a bibliography.
Link: http://www.smith.edu/vistas/
Access: Free