Sustaining a Global Community: Art and Religion in the Network of Baroque Hispanic-American Paintings


In this paper we analyze the network of Hispanic baroque paintings from 1550 to 1850. We divide the dataset of 11,443 works from Spain and Latin America in 25-year periods in order to study the evolution of the paintings’ 211 descriptors. We show that most of the paintings are linked through genre and theme and that religious Christian themes make up the overwhelming majority of connections among paintings.


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