Dating traditions in latin america
Many European artists also took styles and themes from Europe in a literal manner that had little to do with Latin American culture.
Increasingly, however, reciprocal influences could be felt from both groups as more cultural and ethnic mixing came to define the region.
It was never a large movement of people but over the long period of time it had a major impact on Latin American populations: the Portuguese left for Brazil and the Spaniards left for the rest of the vast region.
Of the European immigrants, men greatly outnumbered women and many married natives.
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Scholars from Europe and the United States tended to emphasize the similarities across national and regional boundaries in Latin America.Native-born art historians initially had to go abroad to be trained, but national institutes for the study of the arts were established in Latin America in the 1930s as part of governments or major universities.As Latin American scholars from this period studied their own visual history, they tended to focus on the history of one nation, and they would rarely examine it in relation to other countries.As in Spanish America, Christian missionaries became part of this framework.A huge number of African slaves were imported to Brazil, in part because of the needs of the sugar industry and in part because only a small number of often intractable native peoples remained in the area.