Creole Identity and Artistic Creation



Required readings

      Donahue-Wallace, Kelly. Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008, pp. 141-163; 200-223.  



Important names & terms

      Indian, Criollo (Creole), mestizo, mulatto


      Imgenes de vestir (images to be dressed)

      Biombo (byobu)

      Manila Galleon


Study images

      Anonymous, Our Lady of Guadalupe of Mexico. Patroness of the New Spain, 18th century

      Anonymous, Virgin of Guadalupe, 17th century

      Anonymous, The Virgin Mary of the Cerro Rico of Potos, 18th century

      Anonymous, San Cristbal Parish from the Series of the Procession of Corpus Christi in Cuzco, c. 1680

      Anonymous, Genealogy of the Inca Rulers, 18th century

      Miguel de Herrera, Portrait of a Lady, 1782

      Anonymous, Portrait of an Indian Lady, Daughter of a Cacique, 1757

      Jos de Alcbar, Sor Mara Ignacia de la Sangre de Cristo, c. 1777

      Anonymous, Biombo, 17th century:

o   View of Mexico City

o   The Conquest of Mexico

      Luis de Mena, Casta Painting, c. 1750

      Vicente Albn, Distinguished Woman with her Negro Slave, 1783


Additional images

      Anonymous Nahua painter, The Virgin of Guadalupe, c. 1531

      Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, Virgin of Guadalupe, mid 18th century

      Anonymous, Don Marcos Chiquathopa, c. 1740-45

      Anonymous, Arms of the Descendants of Inca Tupa Yupanqui, 1600-1630

      Miguel Cabrera, From Spaniard and Black: Mulatto, 1763

      Miguel Cabrera, From Mestizo and Indian: Coyote, 1763