During the second half of the nineteenth century, the arrangement of churches and religious art underwent a significant change, in which colonial buildings and polychrome wooden sculptures were replaced by new solutions. This article aims to establish the way in which architects, painters and sculptors were involved in the construction of new churches and the renovation of many of the temples erected and ornamented during the colonial period. The transformation of the religious artistic expressions in Santiago was fostered by the arrival of foreign architects, the academic training of Chilean painters and sculptors, and the importation of works of art from prestigious European workshops, which, until now, have never been considered together.
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|TRANSFORMATION OF THE RELIGIOUS ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE, SECOND HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
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|Published - 2022