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Between Piety and Authority: Female Religious Portraiture in Spanish America
02/04/2020 @ 12:00 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12pm CDT
Capitol Room, Smith Building, Blanton Museum, Austin Texas
From Mexico to Manila, paintings and engravings of religious women were popular in Spanish America. These images conveyed spirituality while addressing the polemics of specific times and places. This lecture will explore the political, social, and juridical power of female portraiture beyond its performance of piety. Our visiting speaker for this event is Dr. Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Art History, Oklahoma State University. It will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith Building.
Image Captions: (Left) José de Mota, True Portrait of the Venerable Mother Gerónima de la Asunción, Mexico, 1713, The John Carter Brown Library, (Right) José del Castillo, Portrait of Sister María Clara Josefa, Puebla, circa 1769, Museo Nacional de Arte.