Mateus Nunes – Connected Histories and Transregional Networks in the Artistic and Architectural Production of Brazilian Colonial Amazon: Towards New Historiographic Exchanges

This research investigates culturally hybrid art and architecture created in the 17th and 18th centuries within the Brazilian Amazon’s eastern region. Focusing on European architectural treatises imported through religious orders and expeditions, such as Antônio José Landi (1713-1791), the project aims to unravel the reception and operation of these influences, merging with images and systems of thought of other cultural matrices. By transcending Eurocentric historiography limitations, the study establishes connections with image theory, microhistory, transregionalism, and cultural hybridism. It explores the interplay between indigenous peoples, enslaved Africans, Europeans, Asians, and new natives, revealing transcultural mechanisms in artistic development shaped by colonial actions. Challenging established art historical practices, the analysis disrupts conventional boundaries between art and architecture, introducing fresh methodologies. Notably, this project extends beyond colonial Amazon, contributing to transregional and transhistorical perspectives for studying culturally hybrid objects in diverse contexts.

Born in Belém, Brazil, 1997; lives in São Paulo, Brazil. Researcher on History of Art and Architecture. PhD in Art History from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, with academic exchange at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He obtained his BA in Architecture and Urbanism by the University of Pará, Brazil, in the city he was born and grew up in, Belém, in the Western region of Brazilian Amazon. Currently, Nunes is a postdoctoral researcher in History of Art and Architecture at University of São Paulo, Brazil, and in the project “The Amazon Basin as Connecting Borderland: Examining Cultural and Artistic Fluidities in the Early Modern Period” funded by the Getty Foundation, developed in a partnership between Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Equador; and Universidade de los Andes, Colombia. He is a guest lecturer at Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil, in courses about Brazilian baroque and contemporary art from the Brazilian Amazon.



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Academies Editorial Board (2024, 29. Februar). Mateus Nunes – Connected Histories and Transregional Networks in the Artistic and Architectural Production of Brazilian Colonial Amazon: Towards New Historiographic Exchanges. TRANSREGIONAL ACADEMIES. Abgerufen am 15. Juni 2024, von https://doi.org/10.58079/vxlk

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