Most peoples living in Spanish America perceived and shaped their visual culture
through objects and spaces they encountered every day. Today, these daily
spheres are among the least known parts of colonial history. This unit focuses
upon the largely overlooked objects and performances of daily life, expressed
in a coffee pot, a garden, a house, a chair, a city plan, a dress, a rosary.
Of particular importance are the ways architecture and objects created and
reinforced gender roles and social identities.
Pot, ca. 1780. Miguel Guerra. IFAC-MOIFA, Santa Fe
2005, Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy
Please credit as: Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture
in Spanish America, 1520-1820.