An Introduction to Hispanolia’s Early Colonial Art

The European invasion and colonization of the Americas was launched in 1492 from Hispaniola. Introduction In the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid, a small painting shows Saint Christopher presenting Christopher Columbus to the Virgin Mary and Christ child. Columbus wears a gold-braided waistcoat inscribed with the Spanish heraldic motto of “Plus Ultra” (“Further beyond”—a Latin[…]