Subject: Art and Architecture in Colonial Latin America You will have one writing assignment, a 3-?4-?page catalogue entry on an object from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art OR the Brooklyn Museum. I picked the painting in the Met Museum, The Marriage of the Virgin ca. 1690 by Jose Sanchez. Oil on canvas Thesis Statement: The scene represents the holy and devotional moment of the Virgin’s marriage in a theatrical setting where each eye gaze, gesture and detail carries a meaning …. (of some sort). (expand on the meaning) Adjectives: Spiritual, holy, magical, surreal, devotion, gentle, soft, love, deep, meaningful, beautiful and colorful clothing/drapery, soft pale skin, soft glowing outline around the central figures, transparent veils on womens’ heads, golden outlines/designs on the clothes -The Holy spirit symbolized by a glowing, white dove -Blessing from high priest -Carpet strewn with flowers -Angels holding Joseph’s flowering rod, a stalk of white lilies —> attribute of the Virgin -Composition, hand gestures, stage setting, making the viewer part of the scene
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