Félix Parra, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas

Parra uses a 16th-century friar to comment on 19th-century events, as artists began to make a new art for a new nation.

A conversation between Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris in front of Félix Parra, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, 1875, oil on canvas, 263 x 356.5 cm (Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City)


Additional resources

Read about this painting on the website of the Museo Nacional del Arte in Mexico City (in Spanish)

Read about this painting on Google Arts & Culture

Read more about the Academy of San Carlos on Smarthistory

Ray Hernández-Duran, The Academy of San Carlos and Mexican Art History: Politics, History, and Art in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Oscar E. Vázquez, editor, Academies and Schools of Art in Latin America (New York: Routledge, 2020).

 

Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris, "Félix Parra, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas," in Smarthistory, November 23, 2020, accessed April 16, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/felix-parra-fray-bartolome-de-las-casas/.