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Casta Painting

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will explore the colonial genre of casta painting.

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Notes on "Casta Painting"

Key Terms

Casta Painting

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.

Viceroyalty

The territory controlled by a person who rules in place of the king or queen

Criollo

A person of Spanish descent born and raised in the New World

Costumbrismo 

The depiction of scenes of everyday life, the Spanish equivalent of genre painting in Dutch art

Mestiza/o 

In the casta system, a person with one European and one indigenous parent

Mulatta/o

In the casta system, a person with one European and one African parent

Peninsulares 

People originally born in Spain.


Image Credits

Map of New Spain, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Viceroyalty_of_New_Spain_Location_1819_(without_Philippines).png , De mestizo y d’India, coyote, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cabrera_15_Coyote.jpg, Las Castas, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Casta_painting_all.jpg, De negro y de española sale mulato, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mulatto.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Casta Painting

    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.

  • Viceroyalty

    The territory controlled by a person who rules in place of the king or queen.

  • Criollo

    A person of Spanish descent born and raised in the New World.

  • Costumbrismo

    The depiction of scenes of everyday life, the Spanish equivalent of genre painting in Dutch art.

  • Mestiza/o

    In the casta system, a person with one European and one indigenous parent.

  • Mullata/o

    In the casta system, a person with with one European and one African parent.

  • Peninsulares

    People originally born in Spain.