Spanish and Portuguese colonies

Viceroyalty of Peru

The viceroyalty encompassed modern-day Peru as well as much of the rest of South America, the Portuguese controlled what is today Brazil.

1534 - 1820 C.E.

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Guaman Poma and <em>The First New Chronicle and Good Government</em>
Guaman Poma and The First New Chronicle and Good Government

Guaman Poma’s hefty epistle detailed the abuses against indigenous peoples; he hoped for it to be printed in Spain.

The Church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas
The Church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas

The European baroque is reinterpreted with Andean building technology in this mission church on the old Inka road.

Fourteen portraits of the Inka Kings
Fourteen portraits of the Inka Kings

Genealogical Inka portraits like these were banned by the Spanish who feared they would inspire uprisings.

<em>Parish of San Sebastián</em>, Procession of Corpus Christi series
Parish of San Sebastián, Procession of Corpus Christi series

Corpus Christi processions celebrate Christ as victor and allude to the triumph of Christianity over paganism.

Master of Calamarca, <em>Angel with Arquebus</em>
Master of Calamarca, Angel with Arquebus

This armed angel was a soldier of the Catholic Church’s ideological army during the Counter Reformation.

Cusco School Artist, <em>Saint Joseph and the Christ Child</em>
Cusco School Artist, Saint Joseph and the Christ Child

Joseph plays a bit part in earlier depictions but has an important supporting role in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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