Classic Veracruz Mural Painting

Author(s): Cherra Wyllie

Year: 2015


Mexican iconographer Sara Ladron de Guevara identified three distinct Classic Veracruz mural painting traditions centered at El Tajin, Las Higueras, and El Zapotal. In this paper I examine how canons of representation, color palette, and architectural planning reveal regional and inter-regional artistic preferences. Beyond aesthetic considerations I analyze these same attributes from the perspective of semiotics. I will focus on what the art and architecture at the three sites tells us about cosmology, social structure, historical change, and ethnic identity in Epiclassic period Veracruz.

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Classic Veracruz Mural Painting. Cherra Wyllie. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396333)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;