Special Section of Leonardo Transactions: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks
Sustaining a Global Community: Art and Religion in the Network of Baroque Hispanic-American Paintings
The authors analyze the network of Hispanic baroque paintings from 1550 to 1850. They divide the dataset of 11,443 works from Spain and Latin America into 25-year periods in order to study the evolution of the paintings' 211 descriptors. The analysis shows that most of the paintings are linked through genre and theme and that religious Christian themes make up the overwhelming majority of connections among the paintings.
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