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IMAGINING THE NOBLE AND LOYAL CITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIOMBO FRANZ MAYER

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Title: IMAGINING THE NOBLE AND LOYAL CITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIOMBO FRANZ MAYER
Author: Salazar, Madalena Consuelo
Advisor(s): Hernández - Durán, Raymond
Committee Member(s): Buick, Kirsten Pai
Craven, David
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of Art and Art History
Subject: New Spain
Art History
Mexico City
biombo
Biombo Franz Mayer
LC Subject(s): Screens--New Spain--History
Decorative arts--New Spain--History
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: The “decorative arts,” of New Spain had, until recently, been peripheral in art historical discourse. Current scholars have begun to widen the lens of interpretation to include new spheres of influence and objects that defy traditional disciplinary classifications. One such object is the Biombo Franz Mayer, a viceregal biombo, or folding screen. Although useful for elucidating larger themes, recent studies have de-contextualized the Biombo by regarding the object in terms of group identity or as a representation of colonized spaces. Building on previous scholarship, this thesis will reintroduce the object’s context, and through formal and iconographic analyses, study the screen holistically. This thesis constitutes an extended proposal for future in-depth explication of the use of material objects in the elite domestic space and their impact on public visual culture and sociopolitical policy.
Graduation Date: December 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/10354


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