Reflexiones en torno a la idea del No-Barroco en la Nueva Granada
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AuthorshipSuárez, Carlos Felipe
This essay seeks to problematize the phenomenon of the colonial artistic production of New Granada under the controversial prism of the Colombian historian Francisco Gil Tovar who, in his article "¿Barroco en Colombia?", disqualified it as baroque art, thereby placing it in a stratum below the profusion and quality parameters shown by other American territories such as New Spain, Cuzco or Quito. The discussion is guided through the understanding of the Baroque as an aesthetic, plastic and social phenomenon which is based in an strict economic organization ¿of clear counter-reformist character-, wich could be called a particular ethos with a marked will to form, rather than as a mere impregnable form of artistic endeavor, defined as homogenous style or stylistic trend. Based on this, some of the conventional strategies of Colombian historiography are subjected to criticism to explain what has been understood as a "gap" in economic and artistic terms compared to the closest production centers. Finally, the Baroque classification of artistic production in New Granada is approached not from the number of pieces produced under this influence, but around the fulfillment of the discursive, stylistic and social organization guidelines.