SPA380.12 Pre-Columbian Art

Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester. In this course, you will analyze the processes related to the appearance and development of different visual manifestations in Pre-Columbian Continental America. We will examine pre-Columbian art of the Andes (Chavín, Olmeca, Moche, Nazca, Tiwanaku, and Inca cultures) and of Mesoamerica (Maya), as well as how pre-Columbian art has influenced contemporary artists. As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish various artistic forms of pre-Hispanic Continental America in its cultural-historical context,
  • Evaluate pre-Columbian art through the analysis of its material production,
  • Analyze critically or discuss possible interpretations of pre-Columbian art, and
  • Analyze the projections of these manifestations in some works of later Western art.

(PUC #ARO105T)

Department: Spanish

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3