Gorgeous gowns, groundbreaking research. Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin is a feast for the eyes—and the mind. Painted Cloth looks at the social roles of textiles and how they are represented in artworks across 18th-century Latin America.
For this special members-only salon, take a closer look at Painted Cloth with curator Rosario I. Granados and consider what these richly textured works can tell us about this period of history. There will be an audience Q&A, so bring your questions—curiosity welcome!
Image credit: Attributed to Pedro José Diaz, Portrait of Rosa de Salazar y Gabiño, Countess of Monteblanco and Montemar (detail), Lima, circa 1770–1780, oil on canvas, 37 x 29 3/4 in., Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of Jeanne and Michael Klein in honor of Marilynn Thoma, 2019; (right) Miguel Cabrera, Doña María de la Luz Padilla y Gómez de Cervantes (detail), Mexico City, circa 1760, oil on canvas, 43 x 33 in., Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund