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Colombia

Natalia Vega, Fernando Carrasco Zaldúa, Christopher Hartop and Eduardo Serrano

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Country in the north-west of South America. It is bordered to the north-west by Panama and the Caribbean, to the east by Venezuela and Brazil, to the south by Peru and Ecuador, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. The region was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century under the name of Nuevo Reino de Granada. The area of 1,141,748 sq. km that makes up modern Colombia was established in the years

Keywords: Introduction; Indigenous culture; Architecture; Painting, graphic arts and sculpture; Gold and silver; Patronage, collecting and dealing; Museums, art libraries and photographic collections; Art education

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Subjects: Art

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