El puma y la serpiente. Interpretación de la pintura mural de la iglesia de Parinacota en el norte de Chile

Translated title of the contribution: The puma and the snake. Interpretation of the mural painting of the Church of Parinacota, Northern Chile

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Abstract

The complete cycle of mural paintings in the Church of the Nativity in Parinacota provides insight into conditions in the community during the 18th century, and appears to depict three apparently contradictory realities. First, unlike any other church in the Southern Andes, the pictorial scheme conveys all the dimen-sions of Christian doctrine with a pessimistic perspective on the community’s conversion to Christianity. Second, the authors identify numerous representations of indigenous people actively participating in the ritual life of the Church, implying that religious ignorance may have been compatible with the practices of piety and receiving the sacraments. Lastly, the paintings contain iconographies that reflect the efforts of Parinacota residents to merge their Christian beliefs with their ancestral knowledge and practices.

Translated title of the contributionThe puma and the snake. Interpretation of the mural painting of the Church of Parinacota, Northern Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)51-67
Number of pages17
JournalBoletin del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes

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