TITLE

Las Meninas: A Decolonial Response

AUTHOR(S)
Mignolo, Walter D.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Mar-Jun2010, Vol. 92 Issue 1/2, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a critique of the article "Interventions: The Mirrors of Las Meninas: Cochineal, Silver & Clay" by Byron Ellsworth Hamann, published elsewhere in the same issue. Hamann's article focused on representations of material culture from Spain's American colonies in the painting "Las Meninas," by Diego Velázquez. Questions are raised related to the fields of imperial, colonial and post-colonial studies. A painting titled "Virgen Cerro" by an anonymous painter from Potosí, Bolivia, is contrasted to "Las Meninas," illustrating the ways in which the artistic traditions of Spain and its colonies influenced each other.
ACCESSION #
52041869

 

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