How does art and architecture in colonial Spanish America actually get made?
How is it financed? How are artists and architectsin choice of subject
matter, and stylegiven parameters by the contracts they enter into?
By the materials they have at hand? How are the professional makers of visual
culture trained? And who are their patrons? This unit addresses the economic
and cultural underpinnings of visual culture through the study of its production.
Drawing, 1685. Diego de la Sierra. Archivo General de Indias, Seville
2005, Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy
Please credit as: Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture
in Spanish America, 1520-1820.