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.
2005, Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy
Please credit as: Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture
in Spanish America, 1520-1820.