Darío Velandia Onofre

Darío Velandia Onofre is Assistant Professor at the Art History Department of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. He has studied Literature at the Universidad de los Andes (2008) and achieved a Ph.D. in Art History at the Univesitat de Barcelona (2014). His publications explore the use and function of sacred imagery in diverse territories of the Spanish monarchy during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Among his research he has taken a special interest in an interdisciplinary methodology, while evaluating the manner in which diverse types of literary sources (sacred oratory, artistic literature, mystical poetry, treatises on prayer, among others) condition the visual culture of the period. At present, the Vice-Rectory for Research of the Universidad de los Andes is financing his project, which aims to publish a book in which the impact of the Catholic Reformation upon visual arts is examined under three perspective analysis: monitoring, displaying and condemning. He has organized the international symposium Iconoclasm and Iconoduly: Worship and Violence Represented through the Sacred and Sacralized Image (Universidad de los Andes, September 6-8th 2017) and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals (Word and Image 2018, H-ART 2018, Hispania Sacra 2017, Perifrasis 2012).