Buen Gusto and Classicism in the Visual Cultures of Latin America, 1780-1910

Buen Gusto and Classicism in the Visual Cultures of Latin America, 1780-1910

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The promotion of classicism in the visual arts in late eighteenth and nineteenth-century Latin America and the need to a€œrevivea€ buen gusto (good taste) are the themes of this collection of essays. The contributors provide new insights into neoclassicism and buen gusto as cultural, not just visual, phenomena in the late colonial and early national periods and promote new approaches to the study of Latin American art history and visual culture. The essays examine neoclassical visual culture from assorted perspectives. They consider how classicism was imposed, promoted, adapted, negotiated, and contested in myriad social, political, economic, cultural, and temporal situations. Case studies show such motivations as the desire to impose imperial authority, to fashion the nationalist self, and to form and maintain new social and cultural ideologies. The adaptation of classicism and buen gusto in the Americas was further shaped by local factors, including the realities of place and the influence of established visual and material traditions.Finally, Reason queries what kind of comfort people would derive from seeing Charles IV dressed in the manner ofa€œa pagan emperor.a€54 Far ... The Diario and Gazeta in particular provided an important public forum for information and discussions about art, buen gusto, and the classics. ... Discurso . . . sobre el estilo sublime y del dibujo entre los Griegos, and Discurso sobe el estilo alegA³rico de la remotaanbsp;...


Title:Buen Gusto and Classicism in the Visual Cultures of Latin America, 1780-1910
Author: Paul B. Niell
Publisher:UNM Press - 2013-12-15
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