23. Fashion & the Body in Casta Paintings With Babelito
Joy and Jasmine talk to Babelito from Latinos Who Lunch about 18th-century Casta paintings, artworks based on the hierarchical system of racial classification in New Spain. In this podcast crossover, they analyze the depiction of the body and fashion in four Casta paintings from Mexico.
Figure 1. Miguel Cabrera (Mexican, 1695-1768), De español e indio, Mestizo, 1763. Oil on Canvas
Figure 2. Francisco Clapera (Spanish born, 1746-1810), De Espanol, e India, nace Mestiza, c. 1775. Denver Art Museum. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer
Figure 3. Francisco Clapera (Spanish born, 1746-1810), De Gibaro, y Mulata, Tente en el ayre, c. 1775. Denver Art Museum. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer
Figure 4. Ignacio María Barreda (Mexican 1750-1800), The Mexican Castes (Las castas mexicanas), 1777. Oil on canvas. Madrid, Spain
You can find Babelito & Latinos Who Lunch here at http://www.latinoswholunch.com and on Instagram @babelito & Twitter @latinoswholunch
Casta Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casta
Katzew, Ilona. Casta Painting: Images of Race in Eighteenth-century Mexico. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
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