FIVE CASTA PAINTINGS BY BUENAVENTURA JOSÉ GUIOL

A New Discovery
Ana Zabía de la Mata, 2018
Hardback 95 pages
Publisher: Jaime Eguiguren

These paintings portraying the customs of daily life enjoyed enormous success in
Mexico and a great majority were destined for Spain, where they were displayed by
the most aristocratic and important families of the time. In fact, this exquisite series
painted by Buenaventura José Guiol in 1777 comes to us from Spain. The painter
masterfully captured these eloquent scenes on canvas, making use of a type of unique
painting in the art world.