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The Cristo Comes to Life: Lived Religion in Colonial Mexico City

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1583 the Augustinian order moved the Cristo Aparecido to Mexico City where the image quickly became part of the religious life of urban, baroque Mexico. The belief among the friars and indigenous ... More


Beautiful and Sexy

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the two aspects of body that are often said to be the furthest removed from Christianity's own emphases: the body as beautiful and as sexual. It highlights key moments of ... More


Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Evonne Levy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This revisionist work brings fresh theoretical perspectives to the study of the “propagandistic” art and architecture of the Jesuit order as exemplified by its late Baroque Roman church interiors. ... More


Renunciation and Absorption: On the Dimensionality of Baroque Asceticism

Burcht Pranger

in Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255405
eISBN:
9780823261147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255405.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores problems in the interpretation of religious Baroque visual art. In images of the suffering Christ from seventeenth-century Spanish artists such as Francisco de Zurbarán and ... More


Junípero Serra’s Tastes and the Art and Architecture of the California Missions

Clara Bargellini and Pamela Huckins

in Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295391
eISBN:
9780520968165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295391.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As art historians Clara Bargellini and Pamela Huckins show in Chapter 9, the missions, at least in Serra’s mind, were to be held together not just by violence but by a common devotion to Catholicism ... More


What Art Historians Can Learn from Harry

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Twenty years ago the editor of the Art Bulletin asked Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, a senior faculty member at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, to review the state of research in Northern Baroque ... More


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