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dc.contributor.authorOrtega, Emmanuel
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-09T22:00:35Z
dc.date.available2011-02-09T22:00:35Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-09
dc.date.submittedJuly 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/12124
dc.description.abstractIn 18th century New Spain, autos-de-fé were publicly performed as a way to openly confront the sins of heretics and to announce their penance. Paintings of these events are among the rarest scenes ever depicted on both sides of the Atlantic. Paintings, such as Un auto de fè en el pueblo de San Bartolomé Otzolotepec ca.1716, emphasize the impressive display of power enacted by the inquisition through autos-de-fé. However, they downplay the presence of the indigenous spectator-participant in lieu of the organizers and elite invitees. In terms of content, however, this painting represents a unique example of auto images since its subject matter centers around the judging of Natives. Furthermore, in this thesis, I examine autos-de-fé in New Spain by analyzing its performance through pictorial and written accounts as well as by studying the space in which autos took place. Besides providing a new interpretation of the event this interpretation aims to produce a deeper understanding of auto-de-fé images in general.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectArt Historyen_US
dc.subjectNovohispanic Inquisitionen_US
dc.subject.lcshAutos-da-fe--New Spain--Pictorial works
dc.subject.lcshInquisition--New Spain--Pictorial works
dc.subject.lcshChristianity and art--Catholic Church--New Spain--18th century
dc.titleThe Reception of Autos-de-Fe in 18th Century New Spain: Image, Text and Practiceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeArt Historyen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Art and Art Historyen_US
dc.description.advisorHernandez-Duran, Raymond
dc.description.committee-memberBuick, Kirsten Pai
dc.description.committee-memberJohnston, Adrian


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