Visual culture was frequently charged with expressing those worlds that existed beyond the mundane, directly perceptible world. This unit takes up the spiritual and imaginary worlds that people produced and experienced across colonial Latin America, like this 17th- century representation of Corpus Christi, a Catholic festival celebrating the Eucharist. Among the themes this unit considers: funerals and death, meditative practices and prayer, encounters with the sacred, and religious imagery and paraphernalia.

Corpus Christi Procession, San Cristóbal Parish, ca. 1680. Museo de Arte
    Religioso, Cuzco


 
 
 
Copyright 2003, Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy
Please credit as: Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820.
http://www.smith.edu/vistas, 2003.