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Author Zanardi, Tara, 1971- author.

Title Framing majismo : art and royal identity in the eighteenth-century Spain / Tara Zanardi
Published [United States] : Penn State University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Contents Majismo, the Spanish national character, and the elite cultivation of cultural patrimony -- Swaggering majos : performing the masculine ideal -- Performing the bullfight : Spanish bodies as noble spectacle -- Majas, elites, and female agency -- Majismo and elite identity
Summary Majismo, a cultural phenomenon that embodied the popular aesthetic in Spain from the second half of the eighteenth century, served as a vehicle to "regain" Spanish heritage. As expressed in visual representations of popular types participating in traditional customs and wearing garments viewed as historically Spanish, majismo conferred on Spanish "citizens" the pictorial ideal of a shared national character. In Framing Majismo, Tara Zanardi explores nobles' fascination with and appropriation of the practices and types associated with majismo, as well as how this connection cultivated the formation of an elite Spanish identity in the late 1700s and aided the Bourbons' objective to fashion themselves as the legitimate rulers of Spain. In particular, the book considers artistic and literary representations of the majo and the maja, purportedly native types who embodied and performed uniquely Spanish characteristics. Such visual examples of majismo emerge as critical and contentious sites for navigating eighteenth-century conceptions of gender, national character, and noble identity. Zanardi also examines how these bodies were contrasted with those regarded as "foreign," finding that "foreign" and "national" bodies were frequently described and depicted in similar ways. She isolates and uncovers the nuances of bodily representation, ultimately showing how the body and the emergent nation were mutually constructed at a critical historical moment for both
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-230) and index
Subject Art, Spanish -- 18th century
National characteristics, Spanish, in art -- History -- 18th century
Spaniards in art -- History -- 18th century
Gender identity in art -- History -- 18th century
Elite (Social sciences) in art -- History -- 18th century
Kings and rulers in art -- History -- 18th century
Masculinity in art -- History -- 18th century
20.70 European art.
ART -- History -- General.
Art, Spanish.
Elite (Social sciences) in art.
Gender identity in art.
Kings and rulers in art.
Masculinity in art.
National characteristics, Spanish, in art.
Spaniards in art.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015014239
ISBN 9780271076683
Other Titles Art and royal identity in eighteenth-century Spain
Title from title page verso: Majismo and the pictorial construction of Spanish elite identity in the eighteenth century