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Pigments and Power in the Andes

Pigments and Power in the Andes

From the Material to the Symbolic in Andean Cultural Practices 1500-1800

By (author) Gabriela Siracusano

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This is the English language edition of El Poder de los Colores by Gabriela Siracusano.
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This is the English language edition of El Poder de los Colores by Gabriela Siracusano, published by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Buenos Aires 2005 - the result of a study of cultural practices related to the uses of coloring materials in the South American Andean region during the Colonial period (XVI to XVIII centuries) and their 'powerful' presence in the images of the Conquest. It offers the reader a new insight into the techniques and use of colour in Andean Colonial painting. Starting with an analysis of the images and the concept of representation during the process of evangelization/domination, the book shows the discursive and iconographic strategies used by different parties to achieve several goals through the use of color. The book's main hypothesis is that colors were silent protagonists of the Andean ritual system, a fact that was identified only by certain 'idol exterminators' who tried to 'rebrand' them by giving them a Christian meaning. Contents: Grinding and mixing subtle elements Mechanical and servile arts in Spain and Andean America: colours in the workshop Saturn and Mercury in the studio: hermetic and practical learning Good medycines of all colours: healing and painting in Andean America Representations, colours and powers of the sacred
This is the English language edition of El Poder de los Colores by Gabriela Siracusano, published by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Buenos Aires 2005 - the result of a study of cultural practices related to the uses of coloring materials in the South American Andean region during the Colonial period (XVI to XVIII centuries) and their 'powerful' presence in the images of the Conquest. It offers the reader a new insight into the techniques and use of colour in Andean Colonial painting. Starting with an analysis of the images and the concept of representation during the process of evangelization/domination, the book shows the discursive and iconographic strategies used by different parties to achieve several goals through the use of color. The book's main hypothesis is that colors were silent protagonists of the Andean ritual system, a fact that was identified only by certain 'idol exterminators' who tried to 'rebrand' them by giving them a Christian meaning.
Specifications
Publisher
Archetype Books
ISBN
9781904982562
Published
29th Jun 2011
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
7.03 in x 9.81 in
Pages
256 Pages
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