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 Mestizac. 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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