This article reflects on the change in the aesthetic paradigm which affected the material environment of the Chilean elite in the 1870s. In this respect, it suggests that the shift from a colonial culture towards a new culture of “good taste”, based on Neoclassical and French style, was in line with the national project planned and implemented by the elites after the Independence, a project based on the concepts of modernity and progress. As for material culture, this phenomenon was evident in two spaces in particular: exhibitions as an instance for intervention and palaces as a place for reception and appropriation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Aesthetic paradigm and decorative arts in Republican Chile. An approach through the exhibitions of 1873 and 1875|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Literature and Literary Theory