Christ and the Passion in Colonial Mexican Art/Cristo y la pasión en el arte colonial mexicano

Title

Christ and the Passion in Colonial Mexican Art/Cristo y la pasión en el arte colonial mexicano

Subject

Following is a study of art related to the events of the Passion plays. All of the images, assembled from online sources, were created in the colonial Mexican period and demonstrate how scenes and personages in the Passion plays were conceptualized in colonial Mexico, with a combination of Indigenous and Spanish influence. Due to varying rules concerning image licensing from the sources used in the study, some Google Sheets have images of the art while others do not. However, all works of art compiled in the study have attributing links to the original site or blog with the image. The provided sheets are largely categorized by theme or scene, but there are a few pages categorized by medium. Many thanks to the sources of the study, listed below.

Sources:
  • Images from Doctrina christiana, muy vtil, y necesaria en castellano, mexicano, y otomi, by Melchor Vargas, 1576, courtesy of the Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.
Additional Source(s):
An additional source with art related to events of the Passion Play is PESSCA, or Project on the Engraved Sources of Spanish Colonial Art. The links below contain an organized artistic walk through the events of the Passion Plays, from Jesus leaving Mary to Jesus’ burial. 
Creative Licenses:
Art study compiled by Jack Curtin, intern from the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress and Georgetown University student


Additional Source(s): An additional source with art related to events of the Passion play is PESSCA, or Project on the Engraved Sources of Spanish Colonial Art. The links below contain an organized artistic walk through the events of the Passion plays, from Jesus leaving Mary to Jesus’ burial.

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