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View of Italian painter Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto's "Deposition of Christ" during  the"Rojo Mexicano, La grana cochinilla en el arte" (Mexican red, the carmine cochineal in art) exhibition at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City on November 7, 2017.
The "grana cochinilla" (Dactylopius coccus) is an insect native to the Americas that has been a main source of red dye carmine, vastly used in painting.  / AFP PHOTO / ALFREDO ESTRELLA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)
View of Italian painter Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto's "Deposition of Christ" during  the"Rojo Mexicano, La grana cochinilla en el arte" (Mexican red, the carmine cochineal in art) exhibition at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City on November 7, 2017.
The "grana cochinilla" (Dactylopius coccus) is an insect native to the Americas that has been a main source of red dye carmine, vastly used in painting.  / AFP PHOTO / ALFREDO ESTRELLA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Colorante extraído de insecto es utilizado en obras de arte

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Colorante extraído de insecto es utilizado en obras de arte

Más de 70 obras de arte de pintores famosos se presentan en la muestra Rojo Mexicano, recreadas con un colorante extraído de un peculiar insecto.

Colorante extraído de insecto es utilizado en obras de arte

Más de 70 obras de arte de pintores famosos se presentan en la muestra Rojo Mexicano, recreadas con un colorante extraído de un peculiar insecto.