Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
versión On-line ISSN 0718-6894
GONZALEZ CARVAJAL, Paola. REPRESENTATIONAL UNIVERSE OF LOS MELLIZOS ROCK ART SITE (CHOAPA PROVINCE): : VISUAL CONVENTIONS AND CULTURAL RELATIONS. Bol. Mus. Chil. Arte Precolomb. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.2, pp.49-59. ISSN 0718-6894. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-68942011000200004.
This paper examines new methodological approaches to the systematic study of Los Mellizos rock art iconography. In particular, we use the geometrical principles of symmetry to describe and understand this visual art, then classify the forms and underlying structures. At the same time, the structure of the design has been shown to be sensitive to issues of group identity, exchange and interaction. Therefore, a secondary effort compares Los Mellizos decorative patterns with ceramic decorative patterns of the pre-Hispanic cultures present in the region. As a result of this exercise, we identified the strong presence of Inka and Diaguita-Inka visual patterns and other cultural influences.
Palabras clave : representational universe; rock art; Diaguita Culture; symmetry analysis; methodological approach.