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This talk will examine the significance of clothing in viceregal portraits from Spanish Colonial America
This talk will examine the significance of clothing in viceregal portraits, such as those originally displayed in the private homes of New Spain, Peru, and elsewhere in the early modern Americas. By looking at examples drawn from the exhibition, Behind the Closed Doors, as well as from the larger body of colonial portrait painting, the talk will address the significance of portraiture, its production, iconography, and meaning in colonial society.
Ray Hernandez-Duran, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Spanish Colonial Art History at the University of New Mexico.