Atisbos de una nobleza contenida. ¿Pintura liberal en el Nuevo Reino de Granada?
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AuthorshipVélez Saldarriaga, Luis Bernardo
Palabras clavePintura liberal
Nuevo Reino de Granada
The study of the status of viceregal painting of the central territory of the New Kingdom of Granada as a liberal art for those who produced and consumed it, is a work that is developing in an incipient way in the History of Art in Colombia. Due to this, this chapter intends to contribute to this question based on the analysis of works, treaties, legislation and texts related to New Granada painting between the 16th and 19th centuries with the aim of making an approach to the condition of those who exercised it before the theory, the pictorial practice and the society of his time. This analysis exercise not only indicates that some makers of the New Granada brush achieved social and economic recognition, but also through aspects such as charity, titles, possession of treaties, participation in the Royal Botanical Expedition and of course their works, they could be recognized, by themselves and by others, at some point as executors of a liberal art. This helps to broaden the vision of painters, which allows them to disengage them from the common places that have been assigned to them in many parts of the study of viceregal painting in Colombia as artisans without social recognition and as copyists at the service of the Catholic faith.