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Cuzco School

by Olinda Romani and Lance Reynolds

7219 Alabama Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303

Cuzco School, Cusco School, Escuela Cusqueña, Escuela Cuzqueña

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The history of the Peruvian painting has its origins at the colonial era. The Spanish, who aimed to convert the Incans to Catholicism, sent a group of religious artists to Cusco. The Spanish painters who arrived at the Viceroyalty of Peru taught their techniques to the local Amerindians and mestizos, teaching them drawing and oil painting. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was an artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) in the 17th and 18th centuries, after the 1534 Spanish conquest of the city. The Cuzco School is considered the first artistic center to teach European techniques in the Americas.

Cusqueña paintings are characterized by their use of exclusively religious subjects, their lack of perspective, and the predominance of red, yellow and earth colors. They also used a lot of gold, especially with images of the Virgin Mary. Though the Cusqueño painters studied Byzantine, Flemish, Andorran and Italian Renaissance art, their works were freer than those of their European tutors: they used bright colors and distorted, dramatic images, and depicted their native flora and fauna as a backdrop in their works.

Most Cusqueña paintings were created anonymously because of Pre-Columbian traditions that define art as communitarian.

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