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During the period of colonial rule, Jesuit missionaries in South America built distinctive churches with local materials. Many mission sites had elements of a utopian project, with monumental architecture, planned villages, and works of art created by indigenous people trained by the Jesuits in European art traditions.
Uruguayan painter Pedro Figari’s professional work as a defense counsel for the poor brought him into contact with social issues that later informed his art. His paintings focused on Uruguayan life and the celebrations, symbolic rituals, and carnivals of the local black community.
In this update, Grove Art publishes 4 new articles, 21 emendations, and 102 article revisions. Benezit publishes 5 emendations.
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