Guadalupe and the Castas: The Power of a Singular Colonial Mexican Painting

@article{Cline2015GuadalupeAT,
  title={Guadalupe and the Castas: The Power of a Singular Colonial Mexican Painting},
  author={Sarah L. Cline},
  journal={Mexican Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={218-247}
}
  • S. Cline
  • Published 1 August 2015
  • Art
  • Mexican Studies
A mid-eighteenth-century casta painting by Luis de Mena uniquely unites the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and casta (mixed-race) groupings, along with scenes of everyday life in Mexico, and the natural abundance of New Spain. Reproduced multiple times, the painting has not been systematically analyzed. This article explores individual elements in their colonial context and the potential meanings of the painting in the modern era. Una pintura de Luis de Mena sobre las castas, de mediados del… 

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