ARHS 673 Seminar in Mexican Manuscript Painting

Detailed investigation of the pictorial codices painted in Mexico in the 15th and 16th centuries. The course examines the pictorial conventions and grammar used by the Mexican scribes to record knowledge. It analyzes the tradition of manuscript painting as it developed in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and then as it adapted to new functions and changed audiences in the early colonial period. Specific topics will vary from time to time.

pre-rec: ARHS 370 or approval of instructor.