The Apse Murals in San Agusti­n de Acolman: Augustinian Friars as the Foundation of the Roman Church in Sixteenth-Century New Spain

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Title:
The Apse Murals in San Agusti­n de Acolman: Augustinian Friars as the Foundation of the Roman Church in Sixteenth-Century New Spain
Author:
Holzworth, Rebecca Joy
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
This thesis considers the apse murals in the sixteenth-century Augustinian mission church of San Agusti­n de Acolman. These murals feature three horizontal rows of enthroned popes, bishops, cardinals, and friars. I connect these murals to contemporary conflicts between the regular and secular clergy in the New Spanish church, arguing that the Augustinians at Acolman used their apse to hierarchically position themselves within the New Spanish church.The figures in these murals will be identified as an allegory of the Roman Church. Comparisons will be drawn between the murals and the Sistine Chapel, suggesting that Acolman's allegorical image of the Church connoted papal power. I also highlight the position of the friars in the lowest level of the murals. Through a comparison with retablos, I demonstrate that these friars are the foundation of the Church. Finally, I reflect upon the implications of allegorizing the Church as a collection of Augustinians.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Augustinian; mission church; New Spain; sixteenth century; Acolman; wall painting
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
History & Theory of Art; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Widdifield, Stacie G

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Apse Murals in San Agusti­n de Acolman: Augustinian Friars as the Foundation of the Roman Church in Sixteenth-Century New Spainen_US
dc.creatorHolzworth, Rebecca Joyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolzworth, Rebecca Joyen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis considers the apse murals in the sixteenth-century Augustinian mission church of San Agusti­n de Acolman. These murals feature three horizontal rows of enthroned popes, bishops, cardinals, and friars. I connect these murals to contemporary conflicts between the regular and secular clergy in the New Spanish church, arguing that the Augustinians at Acolman used their apse to hierarchically position themselves within the New Spanish church.The figures in these murals will be identified as an allegory of the Roman Church. Comparisons will be drawn between the murals and the Sistine Chapel, suggesting that Acolman's allegorical image of the Church connoted papal power. I also highlight the position of the friars in the lowest level of the murals. Through a comparison with retablos, I demonstrate that these friars are the foundation of the Church. Finally, I reflect upon the implications of allegorizing the Church as a collection of Augustinians.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectAugustinianen_US
dc.subjectmission churchen_US
dc.subjectNew Spainen_US
dc.subjectsixteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectAcolmanen_US
dc.subjectwall paintingen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory & Theory of Arten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWiddifield, Stacie Gen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2240en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748082en_US
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