Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Apuntes y reflexiones sobre el retrato escultórico en Iberoamérica (1796-1926)

Rodrigo Gutiérrez Viñuales

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This study deals with a number of issues concerning the sculptural portrait in Latin America from the 191h century until me early 2001 century. We look into the aesthetic, artistic and typological factors, as well as the social, political and economic conditions, that favoured its appearance and shaped its development. The psychological connotations of the portraits, together with the ways in which commissioners, artists and critics played a part in the creation of a debate on the subject, are also analyzed. One aspect that stands out in most of the text is the gradual transition from the application of classical norms to the new ideas of realism. All the topics are analyzed from a continental standpoint by using a comparative methodology which enables us to link and connect the production from different countries.

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