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Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month Lecture-2011 (Pt.1)


Thursday, September 15th, 2011, at 1:00 PM


First Floor Lounge

Event Description:

In celebration of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month, join us for an illustrated lecture by José Luis Gastañaga Ponce de León, PhD, entitled “Cuzco School of Painting: The Basics.” This event will take place in the library first floor lounge on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. The Cuzco School, or Escuela Cuzqueña, was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition that originated in Peru during the Colonial period. Dr. Gastañaga, an assistant professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, will take the audience through an illustrated introduction to the Cuzco School during the 17th and 18th centuries. His presentation will include images to guide and demonstrate his lecture. The paintings serve as a useful counterpoint to more frequently studied European art. “Students can learn a great deal from these paintings, not only because they show how European major styles like Baroque and Mannerism developed on the other side of the Atlantic, but also because they are a wonderful standing point from which contemplate the life, values and aspirations of Latin Americans during the centuries of colonization.”

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