This lesson discusses the historical and artistic importance of Casta Painting.
The territory controlled by a person who rules in place of the king or queen.
A type of painting that was common in Mexico in the 18th century that depicts a racially mixed family, consisting of the two parents (of different races) and their child.
People originally born in Spain.
A person of Spanish descent born and raised in the New World.
In the Casta system, a person with one European and one indigenous parent.
In the Casta system, a person with one European and one African parent.
The depiction of scenes of everyday life, the Spanish equivalent of genre painting in Dutch art.
Image of Las Castas, PD-1923, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Casta_painting_all.jpg;
Image of Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, From Spaniard and Morisca, Albino, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juan_Patricio_Morlete_Ruiz_%28attributed_to%29_-_Casta_Painting_%28From_Spaniard_and_Morisca,_Albino%29_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Miguel Cabrera, De Mestizo y d’India, Coyote, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cabrera_15_Coyote.jpg; Image of De Negro y Española, Sale Mulatto, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mulatto.jpg