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Baroque Architecture in New Spain

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will discuss a few examples of Baroque architecture in Mexico.

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Terms to Know

Indigenous

People who are native to a certain place.

Conquest

The subjugation of the New World by Spain.

Cathedral

The main church that contains the bishop's throne.

Retablo

In Latin America, a devotional painting that uses religious iconography from the Catholic Church.

Churrigeresque

Refers to an elaborate sculptural stucco detailing, decoration and ornamentation seen on Spanish Baroque architecture.

Ultrabaroque

An architectural ornamentation in southern Spain characterized by dense, elaborate decoration.

 

Citations:

Image of Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mexico_Dic_06_045_1.jpg; Image of Cathedral of Valladolid, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Valladolid_-_Catedral.jpg; Image of Jaén Cathedral, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ja%C3%A9n-Catedral_de_la_Asunci%C3%B3n_VPSM-20110919.jpg; Image of Cathedral of San Ildefonso, Mérida, Yucatán, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catedral_de_Merida_2.jpg; Image of Interior of Cathedral of San Ildefonso, Mérida, Yucatán, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Merida_-_Cathedral_de_San_Ildefonso_-_Christo_de_Unidad.jpg; Image of Cathedral of Zacatecas, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2008_08_16_Zacatecas_(3).JPG; Image of Detail of Cathedral of Zacatecas, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catedral_de_Zacatecas,_Zac..jpg;

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Churrigeresque

    Refers to an elaborate sculptural stucco detailing, decoration and ornamentation seen on Spanish Baroque architecture.

  • Ultrabaroque

    An architectural ornamentation in southern Spain characterized by dense, elaborate decoration.

  • Retablo

    In Latin America, a devotional painting that uses religious iconography from the Catholic Church.

  • Conquest

    The subjugation of the New World by Spain.

  • Indigenous

    People who are native to a certain place.

  • Cathedral

    The main church that contains the bishop's throne.