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