Date of Award

Fall 12-21-2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Tara Zanardi

Second Advisor

Lynda Klich

Academic Program Adviser

Nebahat Avcıoğlu


This thesis examines the ways in which Potosí's two most influential colonial artists represented the urban dynamics of race, class and labor in their depictions of the Andean 'City of Silver' during the eighteenth century, when silver production, profits and population were dramatically declining.



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