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FOUNDATIONAL ARTS: MURAL PAINTING AND MISSIONARY THEATER IN NEW SPAIN. Translation of Artes de fundacion: Teatro evangelizador y pintura mural en la Nueva Espana (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, 2009). Michael K. Schuessler. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2013. 238 pp. with 35 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2013-15659 ISBN 9780816529889 In English.
Publisher's description: The languages of two hemispheres collided when Spain conquered Mexico, and as a result, a dynamic expression of visual and dramatic arts emerged. Mural painting and missionary theater quickly became the media to explain and comprehend the encounter of indigenous peoples with Christ and the crucifixion, as well as with heaven and hell. In Foundational Arts Michael K. Schuessler asserts that the literature of New Spain begins with missionary theater and its intimate relationship to mural painting. In particular, he examines the relationships between texts and visual images that emerged in Mexico at two Augustinian monasteries in Hidalgo, Mexico, during the century following the Spanish Conquest... By concentrating on the interrelationship between mural painting and missionary theater, Foundational Arts explores the artistic and ideological origins of Mexican plastic arts and literature.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Mexico — 1400-1600 — Painting, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 156124
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