Category Archives: hybridity

Hybridity: its definition and its place in our reading of artwork

The definition of hybrid found in the Encyclopedia Britannica includes subheadings of genetics, mythology, chemistry, cars, and optometry. The concept of hybridity when applied to culture conveys elements of all of these definitions, including positive elements such as diversity, and … Continue reading

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The Political Dimension of Visual Culture in Latin America

Visual culture in Latin America, like visual culture everywhere, is shaped and influenced by the social and political histories that define the realities of the place. The interaction of local traditions with outside cultural influences is instrumental in the formation … Continue reading

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Modernization and Culture in Latin American Art History

Modernization is a process of producing culture, as is art. Culture plays a role in the production of knowledge systems, of which visual art is one aspect. Art is a product of the contemporary culture that surrounds the artist, and … Continue reading

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The Political Dimension of Visual Culture in Latin America

Visual culture in Latin America, like visual culture everywhere, is shaped and influenced by the social and political histories that define the realities of the place. The interaction of local traditions with outside cultural influences is instrumental in the formation … Continue reading

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Mestizaje

Mestizaje is a historically and culturally malleable term to which many meanings have been attributed. For the purpose of this entry, I will employ only those definitions that I designate as most prevalent to the breadth of our course study, … Continue reading

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School of Cuzco (Peru)

School formed by a circle of artists who came from different ethnics groups. They all established themselves in Cuzco, Peru, from the XVI to the XIX Centuries, giving rise to the School of Cuzco.  This school experienced three main stages, … Continue reading

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