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Paintings from the Cusco School of Painting (1600-1800)
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Paintings from the Cusco School of Painting (1600-1800)
   
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CUSCO COLONIAL SCHOOL OF PAINTING.

THE CUZCO SCHOOL OF PAINTING, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IN AMERICAN ART, BEGAN IN THE TOWN OF CUZCO, PERU—A CITY WHICH WAS THE CAPITAL OF THE INCAN EMPIRE AND HAS EXISTED FOR NINE CENTURIES. 

IT SPREAD ACROSS ALL OF THE ANDEAN AREA AS AN AESTHETIC EXPRESSION OF SOCIETY IN THE TIMES OF THE VICEROYSHIP.  DURING SPANISH COLONIZATION FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURIES, FLEMISH AND ITALIAN AS WELL AS SPANISH VERSIONS OF THE MADONNA, THE SAINTS, AND THE CRUCIFIXION ARRIVED IN THE NEW WORLD.  THESE WERE USED TO ILLUSTRATE WITH CLEAR AND DIDACTIC IMAGES THE PREACHING OF RELIGIOUS SERMONS.  
TWO TRADITIONS EXISTED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN PAINTING IN CUZCO: THAT OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THAT OF THE SPANISH MASTERS INFLUENCED BY NETHERLANDISH ART AND LATE GOTHIC ART.  NATIVE PAINTERS GRADUALLY MOVED AWAY FROM THE PURELY EUROPEAN STYLE AND CREATED PAINTINGS OF UNIQUE EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY AND GREAT ORIGINALITY BY MIXING THE EUROPEAN RELIGIOUS WITH THE NATIVE AND ANDEAN IMAGERY.
THE ART OF COLONIAL SCHOOL OF PAINTING REFLECTS A RICH AND FASCINATING AGE CREATED BY A LUXURY-LOVING SOCIETY LITTLE UNDERSTOOD IN OUR TIME. PEDRO DE VARGAS, DIEGO QUISPE TITO AND MARCOS ZAPATA, THREE GREAT ARTISTS OF CUZCO, PERU, WERE AS IMPORTANT TO COLONIAL SPANISH ART AS GIOTTO AND LEONARDO DA VINCI WERE TO THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE.
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The Virgin of Guadalupe
This is one of these selection of paintings. The quality of THESE PAINTINGS ARE GUARANTEED TO LAST LIFE TIME AN RESIST THE CHANGES OF WEATHER HEAT AND AIR CONDITION ,MADE WITH REMBRANDT DUTCH OILS.
LACES, FLOWERS AND DETAILS ARE MADE IN HIGH RELIEF.
THE CANVAS MATERIAL IS IN PERUVIAN COTTON.
THE MOTIFS DRESSES, GORGEOUS CROWNS, ADORNMENTS AND JEWERLY ARE MADE IN PRIME QUALITY GERMAN BRONZE PURPURINE WHICH SHINES IN A SPECIAL AND ELEGANT WAY.