ARTH232 – ART OF LATIN AMERICA


Spring 2014

 

Course Description

Course Evaluation

Course Textbooks

Study Guides

Calendar of Lectures & Readings

Research Resources

 

 

 


Course Description


Professor: Mónica Domínguez  Torres (monicadt@UDel.Edu).Office Hours: R 2:30-3:30 or by appointment. Office Location: 308 Old College Hall

Teaching Assistants: Justin Brown (justinmb@UDel.Edu); Omar Durán (oduran@UDel.Edu); Jeff Richmond-Moll (jeffrm@UDel.Edu)

 

This course is a survey of the art and architecture created in what today we call Latin America, from pre-Hispanic times to the 21st century. We will place particular emphasis on the interaction between native traditions and imported ideas, particularly in relationship to religion, politics, and daily life.

 

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Course Evaluation


There will be three take-home exams, each worth 25%, and a term project worth 15%. The remaining 10% of the final grade will be based on attendance and class participation. There will also be opportunities to complete extra credit assignments throughout the semester. Honors students will have also three special activities. Details about each assignment are posted in SAKAI.

 

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Course Textbooks


The textbooks for the course are available at the UD bookstore and online dealers. They are also on reserve at Morris Library:

 

 

● Donahue-Wallace, Kelly. Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821 (University of New Mexico Press, 2008)

Ades, Dawn. Art in Latin America. The Modern Era, 1820-1980 (Yale University Press, 1989)

 

 

Below you will find a list of the pages that correspond to each lecture. I recommend you make these readings before each lecture, so that you can raise questions and doubts in class. Some sessions require readings taken from other sources. These readings are available in SAKAI’s Resources folder.

 

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Calendar of Lectures & Readings


 

Unit I – Before Columbus

 

● Feb 11, 13               Introduction to Latin America’s Geography, History and Art

                                    Ades: 1-5


● Feb 18, 20               Mesoamerican Art I: The World of the Mayas
                                    Miller: 130-209

 

● Feb 25, 27               Mesoamerican Art II: The Aztec Empire
                                    Miller: 210-247

 

● Mar 4, 6                  The Andes: The Art and Architecture of the Incas
                                    Stone-Miller: 180-218

 

● Mar 11                    First Exam Due

 

 

Unit II – From Conquest to Emancipation

 

● Mar 11, 13              Artistic Encounters: Art in the Missions
                                    Donahue-Wallace: 1-71

 

● Mar 18, 20              Art and Architecture in the Colonial Cities

                                    Donahue-Wallace: 72-127, 164-170; Sullivan: 48-52

 

● Mar 25, 27              Creole Identity and Artistic Creation

                                    Donahue-Wallace: 141-163, 200-223

                                             
● April 1, 3                 Spring Break – NO CLASSES

 

● Apr 8, 10                 The Art of Independence
                                    Donahue-Wallace: 224-241; Ades: 6-39

 

● Apr 15                     Second Exam Due

 

 

Unit III – The Modern Era

 

● Apr 15, 17               Portraying Nations: From the Picturesque to the Satirical
                                    Ades: 41-99, 101-123

 

● Apr 22, 24               Modernism and the Search for Roots

                                    Ades: 125-149

  

● Apr 29, May 1         Art and Social Reality

                                    Ades: 151-213

 

● May 6, 8                  The Surreal, the Mythical, and the Magical

                                    Ades: 215-239

 

● May 13, 15              Abstractionism: Its Rise and Demise

                                    Ades: 241-283

  

● May 22                    Third Exam Due

 

 

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Study Guides


 

Each lecture is accompanied by a handout containing the images to be discussed in class. Click on the link below to access the appropriate handout:

 

Introduction to Latin America’s Geography, History and Art


Mesoamerican Art I: The World of the Mayas 

 

Mesoamerican Art II: The Aztec Empire

The Andes: The Art and Architecture of the Incas

Artistic Encounters: Art in the Missions

 

Art and Architecture in the Colonial Cities

 

Creole Identity and Artistic Creation

                                             
The Art of Independence

  

Portraying Nations: Between the Picturesque and the Satirical

 

Modern Art and the Search for Roots

 

Art and Social Reality

 

The Surreal, the Mythical, and the Magical

 

Abstractionism: Its Rise and Demise

 

 

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Research Resources


 

Books in Morris Library

 

Electronic Resources

 

 

 

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