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Unformatted text preview: Portraying Society in Colonial Mexico Fashioning of colonial identities through visual representation Stories told through images and words Art and visual culture make political, historical, social claims Images intended to serve as documents/evidence Images bridge distance between America and Europe Portraying Society in Colonial Latin American Art Cristobal de Villalpando. View of the Plaza Mayor, 1695, Mexico Jos de Arellano, Conveyance of the Image and Inauguration of the Sanctuary of Guadalupe , oil on canvas, Mexico, 1709 Unknown artist, El Parin , Mexico, 1770, oil on canvas Folding Screen with Pastoral Scenes, Mexico City, mid-18th century. Oil on canvases supported on wooden frames with gold-leaf and gesso-embossed border. 76.75 x 193 x 1.5 in Casta Paintings Painting series produced in Mexico in the 18th century (one known example from Peru) Show mixing of whites, Amerindians, blacks Casta: people of mixed race mestizo/a: white + Amerindian mulatto/a: white + black Commissioned for export Creole pride & identity Imaginary idealized order: class / race Casta Paintings Early series (first half of the 18th century) 1. Manuel de Arellano, 1711 2. Juan Rodrguez Jurez, 1715 All in one 3. Unsigned painting, ca. 1725 4. Luis de Mena , Castas Scene , ca. 1750 Later series (second half of the 18th century) 5. Miguel Cabrera, 1763 6. Andrs de Islas, 1774 Manuel de Arellano (attr.), Portrait of a Mulatta, Mexico, 1711, oil on canvas, 40 x 29.25 inches Depiction of a Mulatta, daughter of a black woman and Spanish man, in the City of Mexico, Capital of America, on 22 August 1711 manga EARLY SERIES Juan Rodrguez Jurez, Casta paintings, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Juan Rodrguez Jurez, De espaol y de india, produce mestizo, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Juan Rodrguez Jurez, De castizo y espaola, produce espaola, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Juan Rodrguez Jurez, De espaol y mulata, produce morisca, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Juan Rodrguez Jurez, De mestizo y de india, produce coyote, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Juan Rodrguez Jurez, De mulato y mestiza, produce mulato es torna atrs, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Juan Rodrguez Jurez, Indian Wedding, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Juan Rodrguez Jurez, Indian Burial, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas EARLY SERIES Juan Rodrguez Jurez, Casta paintings, Mexico, 1715, oil on canvas Casta Paintings Early series (first half of the 18th century) 1. Manuel de Arellano, 1711 2. Juan Rodrguez Jurez, 1715 All in one 3. Unsigned painting, ca. 1725 4. Luis de Mena , Castas Scene , ca. 1750 Later series (second half of the 18th century) 5. Miguel Cabrera, 1763 6. Andrs de Islas, 1774 Unknown artist, Casta painting, Mexico, 1725 Luis de Mena , Castas Scene , Mexico, ca. 1750, oil on canvas, 47.25 x 41 inches Luis de Mena , Castas Scene , Mexico, ca. 1750, oil on canvas, 47.25 x 41 inches De Espaola y Yndio,...
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