HA5001: Art and History in Early Modern Latin America, 1492-1820

Byron Hamann

Sections of Mesolore to be used

  • Nahua Tutorials > Life Beside the Water [all sections]
  • Nahua documents, interactive Matricula Introduction
  • Nahua documents, interactive Matricula Folio 12r, all details (12r.1 to 12r.E11)
  • Nahua documents, interactive Lienzo Introduction
  • Nahua documents, interactive Lienzo de Tlaxcala, details 1.1 to 30.23 AND 41.1 to 48.19
  • Ñudzavui Tutorials> Keeping Time> Introduction section
  • Ñudzavui Tutorials> Keeping Time> Naming section
  • Ñudzavui documents > Interactive Codex Selden, Introduction
  • Ñudzavui documents > Interactive Codex Selden, details 5.73 to 8.139 [= the life of Lady 6 Monkey]




HA5001: Art and History in Early Modern Latin America, 1492-1820

Prof. Byron Hamann
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Course Description

This course explores the visual culture of early modern Latin America through studies of wide range of objects“€“from featherwork shields to beadwork “idols“€ to paintings on paper and canvas“€“interpreted from a range of disciplinary (art history, anthropology, history) and theoretical perspectives. These artifacts will be studied both for how they reflect the aesthetic ideals of different peoples from different cultures and backgrounds (indigenous American, European, African) in the past, as well as for how they illuminate social, political, and economic themes in the cultures they were made for. Students will also read excerpts from alphabetic primary-source texts on early modern Latin America. The course“€™s main goal is to teach not only a body of knowledge but also a set of critical tools that you should be able to apply to a wide range of material not specifically covered in the course.

Readings

Readings for the course are focused on primary sources, including early modern alphabetic texts, early modern indigenous pictorial histories, and commentary-glossed images of early modern art objects, artifacts, and buildings.

  • The required text for the course is a DVD:
    Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America 1520-1820 (2010).
    NOTE: THE VISTAS DVD WORKS IN WINDOWS, AS WELL AS IN MAC OS UP TO 10.6. MAC USERS WITH OS 10.7 OR 10.8 SHOULD CONTACT PROF. HAMANN FOR READINGS
  • Several classes will also include readings from a (free) online resource: www.mesolore.org
  • The Michel de Montaigne essay read for February 5 will be available on the class web page.

Images for Study:

  • Most class images will be available through the Vistas DVD“€™s online gallery:
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/login
  • The Powerpoint presentations for this class will be made available for online study through the class web page
  • An additional list of images from class lectures will be provided on Carmen before each exam, as well as a list of vocabulary terms.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Week one:

8 January Course introduction
10 January Muslims, Catholics, Native Americans; The Two Capitulations of Santa Fe and the Two Treaties of Tordesillas

Week two:

15 January Columbus in the Caribbean
17 January The Aztec and Inka Empires

Week three:

22 January Diego de Landa in the Yucatan
24 January The Conquests of Mexico and Peru + In-class writing exercise on the Lienzo de Tlaxcala

Week four:

29 January Cervantes de Salazar: A Walking Tour of 16th-Century Mexico City
31 January Franciscan Tlatelolco

Week five:

5 February Feathers, Dyewood, Cannibalism: The Tupinamba
7 February How Tasty was my Little Frenchman

Week six:

12 February Silver/Reduction: Viceroy Toledo and the Sixteenth-Century Andes
14 February NO CLASS

Week seven:

19 February MID TERM EXAM
21 February Travels in La Florida

Week eight:

26 February The Popol Vuh
28 February Writing Mesoamerican History 1550-1560: + In-class writing exercise on the Codex Selden

Week nine:

5 March Writing Andean History ca. 1600: Guaman Poma, Garcilaso de la Vega, Huarochiri
7 March The Marroon Kingdoms of Escaped Slaves
8 March (Friday): Project proposal due

Week ten: SPRING BREAK NO CLASS

Week eleven:

19 March Baroque Revolts 1: The Northern Frontier and the Pueblo Revolt (1680)
21 March Baroque Revolts 2 / Corpus Christi

Week twelve:

26 March Baroque Cloisters, Sor Juana, and Santa Rosa
28 March The Pacific World

Week thirteen:

2 April The Nortern Missions + Vertigo, part 1
5 April Vertigo, part 2

Week fourteen:

9 April Neoclassical Aesthetics
11 April Enlightenment Science
12 April (Friday) Final projects due

Week fifteen:

16 April The Age of Revolutions 1: The Andes (1780) and Haiti (1791)
18 April The Age of Revolutions 2: The Wars of Independence

FINAL EXAM Tuesday Apr 30 10:00am-11:45am

Course Requirements and Grading:

Exams:

There will be a midterm exam, held during class on Tuesday, February 19, and a final exam on the university appointed day and time“€” Tuesday April 30, 10:00am-11:45am. The midterm will cover all material presented before February 19; the final exam everything after that (with a comprehensive portion that will draw on what you should have assimilated throughout the entire course). The exams will consist of (1) writing definitions for a short list of vocabulary terms (2) short essay comparisons, in which you will be asked to identify a pair of works, then discuss their similarities and differences in relation to a particular question or set of questions; and (3) responses to a particular question, which may or may not be related to a specific image, and which will likely draw on some of the readings for the course.


Students are expected to be familiar with all images assigned for class readings. An additional list of images from class lectures will be provided before each exam, as well as a list of vocabulary terms.

In-class writing exercises, January 24 and February 28

At the start of class on January 24 and February 28, students will write a short interpretive essay on one of two images chosen by Prof. Hamann from the Lienzo de Tlaxcala (January 24) and the Codex Selden (February 28). The images selected will be from the sections of the Lienzo/Selden that have been assigned for the day“€™s reading requirements. Students will be asked to identify main characters and explain the historical events depicted. Essay booklets will be provided.

Virtual Exhibition Project:

The research project for this class will involve the creation of a virtual exhibition on a theme related to early modern art in Latin America. Each student will select a theme, choose 5 objects or buildings that illustrate that theme, write short ( around 300 words) “gallery labels“€ for each object, and finally write a 2-3 page “exhibit catalog“€ that a) introduces the reader to the theme being explored, and b) compares and contrasts the various objects in the exhibit, showing how they help illuminate the overall theme. Bibliography required.


Project papers will take the following form. Each of the first 5 pages will focus on one of the five exhibition objects. Each page will include a) information on the object“€™s title, date of creation, materials, size, and present location—museum, library, or, in the case of buildings, city; b) a short (around 300 words) “gallery label“€ for the object (in which you explain what the object is and why it relates to the theme, as well as point out specific details that exhibit visitors should pay attention to: use the image explanations found in the Vistas gallery as a model for the kind of information these captions should include); and c) a picture of the object. The final 2-3 pages of the project paper will be a short interpretive essay, in which you introduce the reader to the theme, and then compare and contrast the various objects in the exhibit, showing how they help illuminate the overall theme. Good museum exhibits aren“€™t just a collection of objects. Rather, by bringing objects together in the same space, good exhibits help visitors see and understand objects together in ways that would be more difficult when looking at single objects in isolation. Finally, papers will end with a bibliography of consulted sources. For an example of the kind of comparative discussion of objects that these interpretive essays should include, see the “Visual Culture“€ discussion on the Vistas DVD (also available online at http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/visualculture.htm )


Two of the five exhibition objects may be taken from the Vistas gallery. The other three objects, however, must come from outside sources. For places in which to find other objects, consult the bibliographic captions on objects in the Vistas gallery, as well as the searchable Vistas bibliography: http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/bibliography.htm


Exhibit themes are open; possibilities might include “Fashion in Eighteenth-Century Latin America,“€ “Indigenous Influences on Sacred and Secular Architecture in Sixteenth-Century Oaxaca,“€ “Indigenous Christianity in Early Modern Latin America,“€ “Memories of the Prehispanic Past,“€ “African Lives in Early Modern Latin America,“€ “Gender and Daily life in“€¦,“€ “Lives of Artists in“€¦,“€


Project proposals, identifying a theme and a few possible case-study objects, are due Friday, March 8, uploaded to the ProjectProposal folder in the class web site.


Final projects are due Friday, April 12, uploaded to the FinalProject folder in the class web site.


Please note: all papers must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font and with 1 inch margins on all sides.


Grading:

Your grade will be calculated as follows:

  • Class attendance: 1 point per class, 25 points total
  • Two in-class writing assignments: 5 points each
  • Midterm: 20 points
  • Final Project: 20 points
  • Final Exam: 25 points

= 100 points total

USING THE VISTAS ONLINE GALLERY

Most class sessions involve reading commentaries on a series of images available in the Vistas online Gallery. Links to these images are included in the reading list for each week; a link-enabled .doc version of the syllabus can be found online in the class Carmen page. Clicking on these links will bring you to the Vistas Gallery Website; you will need to enter your username and password (both of which are included in the packaging of the Vistas DVD, available at the University Barnes and Noble Bookstore. When the image appears onscreen, move your cursor to the upper right-hand corner of the image space. This will make a small lime green page icon appear. Clicking on that icon will make a series of color-coded icons appear over the image. You should read the texts attached to each icon (click on an icon to read the associated text). The icons use the following color key

  • Red: Title, date, and basic description
  • Turquoise: comments on specific details of the image
  • Orange: Patronage/Artist
  • Purple: Material/Technique
  • Green: Context/Collection History
  • Blue: Cultural Interpretation
  • Grey: Bibliography

On average, the texts attached to each image amount to a page of reading in total.

USING THE VISTAS LIBRARY (DVD)

For a number of class sessions, students will read excerpts from alphabetic early modern primary sources included in the Vistas library. This material is not online; it is only on the DVD. To find each week“€™s readings, go to the Library section (the open book icon in the upper-right corner). On the right-hand side of the page, click on the appropriate century: 1500s (includes 1400s), 1600s, 1700s, 1800s. This will highlight the century range in question, Then click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page. This will produce a list of documents pertaining to that century. Look for the title of the document which has been assigned, and click on that title. This will bring you to a main document page. For all assigned readings, you are expected to read three sets of materials:

  • Historical Context
  • English Translation
  • Visual Culture

It may be most helpful to read Historical Context first.

COURSE SCHEDULE AND READINGS

WEEK ONE:

8 January – Course introduction


10 January – Muslims, Catholics, Native Americans; The Two Capitulations of Santa Fe and the Two Treaties of Tordesillas


READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Aztec Juggler, Trachtenbuch, 1529. Christoph Weiditz. Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~5~122066:Trachtenbuch,-Aztec-Juggler?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Aztec%2BJuggler;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • View of Potosí, Tarih-i Hind-i garbî veya Hadîs-i nev, late 16th-early 17th c. The Edward E. Ayer Collection, Newberry Library, Chicago, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~626~2901436:Tarih-i-Hind-i-garbî-veya-Hadîs-i-n?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Tarih-i%2BHind;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

WEEK TWO:

15 January – Columbus in the Caribbean


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • Christopher Columbus’s chaplain encounters the zemis of the Taíno, ca. 1496
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Zemi, front view, ca. 1510-15. Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini,“€ Rome, Italy.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~94~770011:Zemi,-front?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Zemi%2C%2Bfront%2Bview;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Zemi, back view, ca. 1500. Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Ethnografico “Luigi Pigorini,“€ Rome, Italy.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~93~770010:Zemi,-back?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Zemi%2C%2Bback%2Bview;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Taíno bowl, late 15th-early 16th c. Università degli Studi di Firenze, Museo di Storia Naturale, Florence, Italy.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~180~1450008:Ta%C3%ADno-Bowl?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Ta%C3%ADno%2Bbowl;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=4
  • Crucifix, ca. 1493-1498. Historical Archaeology Collection. Florida Museum of Natural History
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~208~1450044:Crucifix?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Crucifix%2C%2B1493-1498;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • West façade, Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, 1521-1544. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~201~1450037:Cathedral,-Santo-Domingo?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Cathedral%2Bof%2BSanta%2BMar%C3%ADa%2Bla%2BMenor;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=37&trs=166
  • Alcázar de Colón, ca. 1510-40. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~205~1450041:Alcázar-de-Colón?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Alcázar%2Bde%2BColón;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=1&trs=6

17 January – The Aztec and Inka Empires


READINGS: MESOLORE.ORG:

  • Tutorials > Life Beside the Water [all sections]
    http://www.mesolore.org/tutorials/learn/22/Life-Beside-the-Water
  • Nahua documents, interactive Matricula Introduction
    http://www.mesolore.org/viewer/view/1/Matrcula-de-Tributos
  • Nahua documents, interactive Matricula Folio 12r, all details (12r.1 to 12r.E11)
    Use the Read setting to access commentary as rollover activated popup balloons.
    Use the Details setting and ﬒ Hotspots “€¡ arrows in lower grey toolbar to move through commentary detail by detail.
    http://www.mesolore.org/viewer/view/1/Matrcula-de-Tributos?page=23

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • The Foundation of Tenochtitlan, Codex Mendoza, ca. 1542. Bodleian Library, Oxford, U.K.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~81~140056:Codex-Mendoza,-Foundation-of-Tenoch?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Foundation%2Bof%2BTenochtitlan;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Saqsawamán, mid 15th-early 16th c. Cuzco, Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~228~1610001:Saqsawamán,-Cuzco?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Saqsawamán;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Machu Picchu, Wak’a, 15th-16th c. Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~2042~160072:Machu-Picchu,-Wak-a?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Machu%2BPicchu%2C%2BWak’a;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

WEEK THREE:

22 January – Diego de Landa and the Maya in Yucatan


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • Diego de Landa discovers the architecture of the Maya, 1566
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • El Castillo, Chichen Itza
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~2001~200007:El-Castillo,-Chichén-Itzá?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:El%2BCastillo;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • San Miguel, 16th c. Maní, Yucatán, Mexico. Photograph by Jorge Pérez de Lara.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~173~1450000:San-Miguel,-Man%C3%AD?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Man%C3%AD;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Casa de Montejo, ca. 1540-50. Mérida, Mexico
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~246~1630008?qvq=q:Casa+de+Montejo;sort:TypeDescription,TitleDescription,CreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=2&trs=6
  • Genealogical Tree of the Xiu Family, 1558-1560, with ca. 1685 additions. Tozzer Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~249~1630012:Genealogical-Tree-of-the-Xiu-Family?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Genealogical%2BTree%2Bof%2Bthe%2BXiu;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

24 January – The Conquests of Mexico and Peru


In-class writing exercise on the Lienzo de Tlaxcala


FROM MESOLORE.ORG:

  • Nahua documents, interactive Lienzo Introduction
    http://www.mesolore.org/viewer/view/2/Lienzo-de-Tlaxcala
  • Nahua documents, interactive Lienzo de Tlaxcala, details 1.1 to 30.23 AND 41.1 to 48.19
    Use the Read setting to access commentary as rollover activated popup balloons.
    Use the Details setting and <—Hotspots —> arrows in lower grey toolbar to move through commentary detail by detail.
    http://www.mesolore.org/viewer/view/2/Lienzo-de-Tlaxcala#

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Korikancha and Santo Domingo, 15th-17th centuries, Cuzco.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~99~780012:Korikancha-&-Santo-Domingo?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Korikancha;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=2&trs=10
  • Korikancha and Santo Domingo, side view, 15th-17th c. Cuzco, Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~55~129061?qvq=q:Korikancha;sort:TypeDescription,TitleDescription,CreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=3&trs=10
  • Korikancha, Cuzco, ca. 1630. Juan de Santa Cruz Pachacuti Yamqui Salcamayhua. Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~84~610017?qvq=q:Korikancha;sort:TypeDescription,TitleDescription,CreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=8&trs=10

WEEK FOUR:

29 January – Cervantes de Salazar: A Walking Tour of 16th-Century Mexico City


READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Biombo, View of the Palace of the Viceroy in Mexico City, 17th c. Madrid, Museo de América
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~3~122064:Biombo,-View-of-the-Palace-of-the-V?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Biombo;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=6&trs=8
  • Entry of Viceroy Archbishop Morcillo into Potosí, 1718. Melchor Pérez Holguín. Museo de América, Madrid, Spain
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~4~122065:Entry-of-Viceroy-Archbishop-Morcill?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:morcillo;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

31 January – Franciscan Tlatelolco


READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Feathered Shield with Coyote, obverse, ca. 1525. Museum für Völkerkunde, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~139~970027:Feathered-Shield-with-Coyote?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Feathered%2BShield%2Bwith%2BCoyote;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=1&trs=4
  • Bishop’s Miter with Infulae, 16th c. Hispanic Society of America, NYC, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~111~910034:Bishop-s-miter-with-infulae?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Bishop’s%2BMiter%2Bwith%2BInfulae;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Feather-working scenes, Florentine Codex, Book 9, ca. 1570-1585. Bernardino de Sahagún, and others. Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~24~127013:Florentine-Codex,-Feather-working-s?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Feather-working%2Bscenes%2C%2BFlorentine%2BCodex;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Christ Pantocrator, mid to late 16th c. Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Tepotzotlán, Mexico
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~31~127020:Christ-Pantocrator?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Christ%2BPantocrator;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=26&trs=28

WEEK FIVE:

5 February – Feathers, Dyewood, Cannibalism: The Tupinamba


READINGS: CLASS WEB SITE

  • Michel de Montaigne, “Of Cannibals,“€ 1580

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Wunderkammer, Musaeum Septalianum Manfredi Septalae“€¦1664. Paolo Maria Terzago. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~229~1610002:Wunderkammer,-Musaeum-Septalianum-M?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Wunderkammer;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Cannibalism in the New World, Spanish Tyrannies and Cruelties perpetrated in the West Indies“€¦1598. Theodor de Bry. New York Public Library, NYC, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~178~1450006:Spanish-Tyrannies-and-Cruelties,-Ca?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Cannibalism%2Bin%2Bthe%2BNew;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

7 February – How Tasty was my Little Frenchman


In class: watch How Tasty was my Little Frenchman (dir. Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 84 min., 1971).


NO READINGS


WEEK SIX:

12 February – Silver/Reduction: Viceroy Toledo and the Sixteenth-Century Andes


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • King Phillip II dictates the layout of new towns, 1573
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture
  • Viceroy Toledo orders that designs on keros be destroyed, 1574
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture
  • Smelting silver in the New World, ca. 1586
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • The Furnace for Smelting Silver. Natural History of the Indies, ca. 1586. Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~227~1610000:Natural-History-of-the-Indies,The?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Furnace%2Bfor%2BSmelting%2BSilver;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Four-real coin, 1550. American Numismatic Society, NYC, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~223~1560085:Coin,-Four-Real?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Four-real%2Bcoin;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Foundational plan of San Juan de la Frontera, Argentina, 1562. Archivo General de Indias,
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~40~127030:Foundational-Plan-of-San-Juan-de-la?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Foundational%2Bplan%2Bof%2BSan%2BJuan;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Kero with Inka Village and Planting Scenes, late 16th c. Museo Inka, Cuzco, Peru.
    Unku with Heraldry, 17th c. Private collection, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~109~910019:Kero-with-Inka-village-and-planting?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Kero%2Bwith%2BInka%2BVillage;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Kero, 16th c. Museo Inka, Cuzco, Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~190~1450020:Kero?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Kero;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=4
  • Coca Leaf Bag (Chuspa), 17th c. San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, USA
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~121~970006:Coca-Leaf-Bag—Chuspa-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:chuspa;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Virgin of the Mountain of Potosí, 1720. Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~16~127004:Virgin-of-the-Mountain-of-Potos%C3%AD?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Virgin%2Bof%2Bthe%2BMountain%2Bof%2BPotos%C3%AD;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Festival Hat, 18th c. Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~117~910041:Festival-Hat?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Festival%2BHat;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

14 February NO CLASS

WEEK SEVEN:

19 February MID TERM EXAM


21 February – Travels in La Florida


NO READINGS

WEEK EIGHT:

26 February – The Popol Vuh


In class: watch The Popol Vuh (dir. Patricia Amlin, 1988, 96 min).


NO READINGS


28 February – Writing Mesoamerican History 1550-1560: Tlaxcala, Cuauhtinchan, Añute, Santa Cruz Quiché


In-class writing exercise on the Codex Selden


READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Chicomoztoc, Historia Tolteca Chichimeca, ca. 1550. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~137~970024:Historia-Tolteca-Chichimeca,-Chicom?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Chicomoztoc;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

READINGS: MESOLORE.ORG

  • Tutorials>Keeping Time>Introduction section
    http://www.mesolore.org/tutorials/learn/13/Keeping-Time
  • Tutorials>Keeping Time>Naming section
    http://www.mesolore.org/tutorials/learn/13/Keeping-Time/140/Naming
  • Ñudzavui documents > Interactive Codex Selden, Introduction
    http://www.mesolore.org/viewer/view/4/Codex-Selden
  • Ñudzavui documents > Interactive Codex Selden, details 5.73 to 8.139
    [= the life of Lady 6 Monkey]
    Use the Read setting to access commentary as rollover activated popup balloons.
    Use the Details setting and <—Hotspots —> arrows in lower grey toolbar to move through commentary detail by detail. http://www.mesolore.org/viewer/view/4/Codex-Selden

WEEK NINE:

5 March – Writing Andean History ca. 1600: Guaman Poma, Garcilaso de la Vega, Huarochiri


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • A primordial flood covers the Andes, ca. 1608
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture
  • Garcilaso de la Vega remembers the Inka way of dressing, 1609
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • The Author Inquires, New Chronicle and Good Government, ca. 1615. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. Royal Library, Copenhagen.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~83~200009:New-Chronicle-and-Good-Government,-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:New%2BChronicle%2Band%2BGood%2BGovernment;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=4&trs=8
  • Planting scene, New Chronicle and Good Government, ca. 1615. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. Royal Library, Copenhagen.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~86~200010:New-Chronicle-and-Good-Government,-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:New%2BChronicle%2Band%2BGood%2BGovernment;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=2&trs=8
  • The Worship of Idols, in New Chronicle and Good Government, ca. 1615. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. Royal Library, Copenhagen.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~1~200011:New-Chronicle-and-Good-Government,-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:New%2BChronicle%2Band%2BGood%2BGovernment;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=6&trs=8
  • City of Lima. New Chronicle and Good Government, ca. 1615. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. Royal Library, Copenhagen.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~745~2010142:New-Chronicle-and-Good-Government,-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:New%2BChronicle%2Band%2BGood%2BGovernment;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=8
  • Unku with Heraldry, front side,17th c. Private collection, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~113~910037:Unku-with-Heraldry?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Unku%2Bwith%2BHeraldry;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=8
  • Unku with Heraldry, back side,17th c. Private collection, USA
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~2012~200013?qvq=q:Unku+with+Heraldry;sort:TypeDescription,TitleDescription,CreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=1&trs=8

7 March – The Marroon Kingdoms of Escaped Slaves


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • Black slaves and white owners in Guatemala, 1648
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • The Mulatto Gentlemen of Esmeraldas, 1599. Andrés Sánchez Gallque. Museo de América, Madrid, Spain.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~114~910038:Portrait,The-Mulatto-Gentleman-of?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Esmeraldas;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Compass Rose Medal, ca. 1750-77. Historical Archaeology Collections, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~209~1450045:Medal-with-Compass-Rose?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Compass%2BRose%2BMedal;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Saint Christopher Medal, ca. 1750-77. Historical Archaeology Collections, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~210~1450046:Medal-with-Saint-Christopher?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Saint%2BChristopher%2BMedal;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

8 March (Friday) Project Proposals due

WEEK TEN: SPRING BREAK NO CLASS

WEEK ELEVEN:

19 March – Baroque Revolts 1: The Northern Frontier and the Pueblo Revolt (1680)


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • Letter of Fray Francisco Corbera on the eve of a Pueblo Indian uprising, 1696
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Palace of the Governors, begun ca. 1610, remodeled 1913. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~199~1450031:Palace-of-the-Governors?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Palace%2Bof%2Bthe%2BGovernors;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=2&trs=10
  • San Gregorio, ca. 1623-1672. Abó, New Mexico, USA
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~175~1450002:San-Gregorio-Abo,-with-Kiva?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:San%2BGregorio;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=2&trs=4
  • Nuestra Señora de los Angeles with Kiva, late 17th-early 18th c. Pecos, New Mexico, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~172~1020017:Nuestra-Señora-de-los-Angeles-with-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Nuestra%2BSeñora%2Bde%2Blos%2BAngeles%2Bwith%2BKiva;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Zuni Pot, ca. 1680-1700. School of American Research, Santa Fe, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~194~1450024:Zuni-Pot?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Zuni%2BPot;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

21 March – Baroque Riots II / Corpus Christi


READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Biombo, Scene of Mexico City, 1675-1700, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~77~136030:Biombo,-Scene-of-Mexico-City?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:biombo;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=4&trs=8
  • National Palace, 17th-20th centuries. Diego Valverde and others. Mexico City.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~240~1610021:National-Palace,-Mexico-City?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:National%2BPalace;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Adoration of the Magi, 1683. Cristóbal de Villalpando. Office of the President, Fordham University, New York City, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~250~1630013:Adoration-of-the-Magi?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Adoration%2Bof%2Bthe%2BMagi;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Virgin of the Apocalypse, ca. 1689. Juan Correa. Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Tepotzotlán, Mexico.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~35~200041:Virgin-of-the-Apocalypse?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Virgin%2Bof%2Bthe%2BApocalypse;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Angel with Harquebus, 1675-1685. Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~18~127007:Angel-with-Harquebus?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Angel%2Bwith%2BHarquebus;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Corpus Christi Procession, Parish of San Cristóbal, ca. 1680. Museo de Arte Religioso, Cuzco, Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~98~780011:Corpus-Christi-Procession,-Parish-o?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Corpus%2BChristi%2BProcession;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • The Franciscan Immaculada, ca. 1675. Diego Quispe Tito. Denver Art Museum, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~125~970010:The-Franciscan-Immaculada?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Franciscan%2BImmaculada;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

WEEK TWELVE:

26 March – Baroque Cloisters, Sor Juana, and Santa Rosa


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • An archbishop cracks down on the dress of Hieronymite nuns, 1673
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture
  • A nun dreams of a house of horrors, Quito, ca. 1760
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Cloister of Santa Catalina, 17th-18th c. Arequipa, Peru
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~145~1000011:Santa-Catalina,-Arequipa,-Cloister?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Cloister%2Bof%2BSanta%2BCatalina;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=4
  • Nun“€™s Cell, 17-18th c. Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~146~1000012:Santa-Catalina,-Arequipa,-Nun-s-Cel?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:arequipa%2Bcatalina;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=4&trs=6
  • Cloister, Convent of Las Capuchinas, ca. 1730. Antigua, Guatemala.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~234~1610012:Las-Capuchinas,-Cloister?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Las%2BCapuchinas;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=6
  • Nun“€™s Shield, mid-18th c. José de Páez. Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~7~200031:Nun-s-Shield?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Shield;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=6
  • Luisa Manuela del Sacramento, ca. 1809. Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~254~200002:Portrait,-Luisa-Manuela-del-Sacrame?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Luisa%2BManuela%2Bdel%2BSacramento;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Portrait of an Indian Lady, Daughter of a Cacique. 1757. Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~73~136026:Portrait-of-an-Indian-Lady,-Daughte?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Portrait%2Bof%2Ban%2BIndian%2BLady;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Ex-voto of the Alférez Diego de la Parra, ca. 1711. Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~26~127015:Ex-voto-of-the-Alférez-Diego-de-la-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Alférez%2BDiego%2Bde%2Bla%2BParra;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Saint Rose of Lima, Life of Saint Rose, 1711. Luis Antonio de Oviedo y Herrera. Rare Books Division, New York Public Library, NYC, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~179~1450007:Life-of-Saint-Rose,-Saint-Rose-of-L?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Saint%2BRose%2Bof%2BLima;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

28 March – The Pacific World


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • Chinese goods are to be properly taxed, 1746
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Jar with Serpentine Handles, ca. 1660. Attributed to Damien Hernández. Hispanic Society of America, New York, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~115~910039:Jar-with-Serpentine-Handles?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Jar%2Bwith%2BSerpentine%2BHandles;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Jar with Crane Motif, ca. 1700. Hispanic Society of America, New York City, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~652~2901435:Jar-with-Crane-Motif?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Jar%2Bwith%2BCrane%2BMotif;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Cabinet, ca. 1680. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~253~1640014:Cabinet?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Cabinet;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Chinese-Influenced Cover, late 17th-early 18th century. MFA, Boston, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~9~122071:Chinese-influenced-Cover?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Chinese-Influenced%2BCover;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Biombo with the Four Continents, late 17th c. Juan Correa. Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~1580~122067:Biombo,-Four-Continents?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Biombo%2Bwith%2Bthe%2BFour%2BContinents;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Mary Magdalene, 18th century. Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~184~1450013:Saint-Mary-Magdalene?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Mary%2BMagdalene;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

WEEK THIRTEEN:

2 April – The Nortern Missions + Vertigo, part 1


READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Jar from San Ildefonso Pueblo, ca. 1720-1740. School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~195~1450025:San-Ildefonso-Jar?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:San%2BIldefonso%2BPueblo;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • San Antonio Concepción, 1740-55. San Antonio, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~100~780014:San-Antonio-Concepción?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:San%2BAntonio;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=8
  • Three-person Trinity, late 18th c. Attributed to fray Andrés García. University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~252~1640013:Three-Person-Trinity?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Three-person%2BTrinity;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Spanish establishment of San Francisco in New California, 1806
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~4444~200023?qvq=q:Tilesius;sort:TypeDescription,TitleDescription,CreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=2&trs=4
  • Dance of Indians at Mission in San José, 1806
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~4431~200022:Dance-of-Indians-at-Mission-in-San-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Tilesius;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=4
  • Mission Dolores, ca. 1791. San Francisco, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~452~2060110?qvq=q:Mission+Dolores;sort:TypeDescription,TitleDescription,CreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=1&trs=4
  • Mission Dolores, Interior, ca. 1791. San Francisco, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~437~2060109:Mission-Dolores,-San-Francisco?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Mission%2BDolores;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=4
  • Presentation Basket, ca. 1822. María Marta. Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, California, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~691~2010144:Presentation-Basket?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Presentation%2BBasket;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

In class: start Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, 128 min).


5 April – Vertigo, part 2


NO READINGS


In class: finish Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, 128 min).


WEEK FOURTEEN:

9 April – Neoclassical Aesthetics


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • The Viceroy of Peru sends casta paintings to Spain, 1770
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Casta Painting: “De Español y Mulata, Morisco,“€ ca. 1770. Denver Art Museum, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~103~780020:Casta-Painting?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Casta%2BPainting;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=4
  • Casta Painting, 1777. Ignacio María Barreda. Real Academia Española, Madrid, Spain.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~135~970021:Casta-Painting—-De-Español-y-Mulat?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Casta%2BPainting;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=2&trs=4
  • The Precious Blood of Christ, 18th c. Miguel Cabrera. Museo Nacional del Virreinato. Tepotzotlán, Mexico.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~34~200032:The-Precious-Blood-of-Christ?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:The%2BPrecious%2BBlood%2Bof%2BChrist;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Portrait of Manuel Tolsá, ca. 1795. Rafael Jimeno y Planes. Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~33~127023:Portrait,-Manuel-Tolsá?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Manuel%2BTolsá;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=4&trs=12
  • Equestrian sculpture of Charles IV, 1803. Manuel Tolsá. Mexico City.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~1235~1000020:Equestrian-sculpture-of-Charles-IV?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Manuel%2BTolsá;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=6&trs=12

11 April – Enlightenment Science


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • León y Gama interprets a statue of the Aztec Coatlicue, 1792
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture
  • Why is there no worthy ancient sculpture in Oaxaca? 1806
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Cockfight, La obra del Obispo Martinez Compañon sobre Trujillo del Perú en el Siglo XVIII, ca. 1780. Real Biblioteca, Madrid, Spain.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~107~780024:Cockfight,-La-obra-del-Obispo-Marti?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Cockfight;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Passiflora Adenopoda, Royal Botanical Expedition of the Kingdom of New Granada, ca. 1783. José Celestino Mutis and Nícolas Cortes. Biblioteca del Real Jardín Botaníco, Madrid, Spain.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~197~1450027:Royal-Botanical-Expedition-of-the-K?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Passiflora;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Coatlicue, Historical and Chronological Description of the Two Stones that were Discovered in Mexico City“€™s Main Plaza, 1792. Antonio de León y Gama. General Research Division, New York Public Library, NYC, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~8~122070:Coatlicue,-Historical-and-Chronogic?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Coatlicue;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Temple of the Inscriptions, Antiquities of Mexico, 1830-48. Fordham University Library, New York, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~251~1630014:Antiquities-of-Mexico,-Temple-of-th?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Temple%2Bof%2Bthe%2BInscriptions;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Chimborazo seen from the Tapia Plateau, Voyage of Humboldt and Bonpland, 1810. Alexander von Humboldt. British Library, London, UK.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~140~970028:Voyage-of-Humboldt-and-Bonpland,-Ch?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Chimborazo;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Leather trunk, 18th c. Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~74~136027:Leather-Trunk—Petaca-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Leather%2Btrunk;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

12 April (Friday) Final projects due

WEEK FIFTEEN:

16 April – The Age of Revolutions 1: The Andes (1780) and Haiti (1791)


READINGS: VISTAS LIBRARY

  • The marriage of the heiress to the Inka throne, 17th century
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture
  • The wife of the rebel Tupac Amaru II is executed in Cuzco, 1781
    Historical Context + English Translation + Visual Culture

READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Union of the Inka Royal Family with the Houses of Loyola and Borgia, 18th c. Museo Pedro de Osma, Lima, Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~85~630094:Union-of-the-Inka-Royal-Family-with?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Union%2Bof%2Bthe%2BInka%2BRoyal;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Don Marcos Chiquathopa, ca. 1740-45. Museo Inka, Cuzco, Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~191~1450021:Portrait,-Don-Marcos-Chiquathopa?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Chiquathopa;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Portrait of a Ñusta, early 18th c. Museo Inka, Cuzco, Peru.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~192~1450022:Portrait-of-a-Ñusta?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Ntilde%3Busta;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Woven belt showing the execution of Tupac Amaru II, 20th c. Private collection, USA
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~1947~200006:Woven-belt-with-execution-of-Tupac-?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Tupac%2BAmaru;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2

18 April – The Age of Revolutions 2: The Wars of Independence


READINGS: VISTAS GALLERY

  • Casa de la Libertad, 17th c. Sucre, Bolivia.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~61~129075:Casa-de-la-Libertad?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Casa%2Bde%2Bla%2BLibertad;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Portrait of King Ferdinand VII, ca. 1810. New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~105~780022:Portrait,-King-Ferdinand-VII?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Ferdinand%2BVII;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Shaving Towel of José Manuel de Goyeneche, early 19th c. Casa de Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~15~127003:Shaving-Towel-of-José-Manuel-de-Goy?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Goyeneche;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2
  • Portrait of Simón Bolívar in Lima, 1825. José Gil de Castro. Salón Elíptico del Congreso Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
    http://www.vistas-english-visual-culture.net:8180/luna/servlet/detail/VISTASVRA~6605~1~97~780010:Portrait,-Simón-Bol%C3%ADvar-in-Lima?sort=TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName&qvq=q:Bol%C3%ADvar;sort:TypeDescription%2CTitleDescription%2CCreatorDisplayName;lc:VISTASVRA~6605~1&mi=0&trs=2


30 April FINAL EXAM