Volume 45, Issue 3
June 2012

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

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

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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.

The CulturePlex Lab, University of Western-Ontario, London, ON, N6A 3K7, Canada.E-mail: jsuarez@uwo.ca

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