Art and Experience in Chichen Itza

Author(s): Claudia Brittenham

Year: 2021


This is an abstract from the "Polychromy, Multimediality, and Visual Complexity in Mesoamerican Art" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Chichen Itza was a city of unprecedented visual complexity in ancient Mesoamerica, a place where innovations in architecture, mural painting, and sculpture, as well as experiments with new media such as gold and turquoise, created an urban landscape unlike any other. In this paper, I will examine the interactions between different kinds of visual programs at the city, as well as the ways that other senses were also engaged in dramatically new kinds of collective experience.

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Art and Experience in Chichen Itza. Claudia Brittenham. Presented at The 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2021 ( tDAR id: 467252)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.197; min lat: 16.004 ; max long: -86.682; max lat: 21.984 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 32625