This is a unique art created by Spanish people and it is a stunning artistic achievement. This colonial art of painting was first discovered by the monks.
Now, this splendid art exhibition is ready to entertain art lovers in Delhi. The exhibition is said to start from June 12 to 18.
Unique paintings from colonial-era Peru, which developed under the Cuzco school of art in Spain's American colonies from the 16th-18th century, would be on view at the India International Centre (IIC) here from next week.
The distinct style refers to paintings done by local and European artists of Cuzco, the capital of the erstwhile Inca empire in South America. The works of these artists were influenced by European art, introduced after Peru was occupied by Spain.
On view here would be contemporary reproductions of some of these paintings in the exhibition titled "Colonial Art of Peru".
The Peruvian indigenous artists transformed formal and iconographical types from European art to create a uniquely American style of religious painting. It was characterized by brilliant color flattened space and a strongly decorative aesthetic.
Favorite subjects include anecdotal biblical narratives, hieratic figures of the Virgin and saints, and gaily dressed archangels, as well as brightly coloured tropical birds and imaginary landscapes without reference to the local geography.
The defining elements of the Cuzco school are believed to have originated in the art of painter Deigo Quispe Tito who painted exclusively religious subjects in the predominance of earthy, red and yellow colours.
The exhibition has been arranged by the Embassy of Peru and would be inaugurated by the Ambassador of Peru to India Carlos Rafael Polo Castaneda.
So, all the art lovers grab this opportunity and visit this exhibition to enjoy colonial art.