Cusco Ancient Art Tour
Cusco Ancient Art Tour
Cusco Ancient Art Tour
Cusco Ancient Art Tour–If an authentic colonial art baroque and renaissance architecture figures big in your travel dreams. so Cusco probably is the most famous colonial city in Peru is the answer.
The colonial-era Escuela Cusqueña, or Cusco School of Art, that originated in the ancient Inca capital was a synthesis of traditional Spanish painting with local, mestizo elements — not surprising, perhaps, because its practitioners were themselves of mixed blood. Popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, the style spread from Cusco as far as Ecuador and Argentina. The most famous members of the school were Diego Quispe Tito, Juan Espinosa de los Monteros, and Antonio Sinchi Roca, even though the authors of a large majority of works associated with the school are anonymous.
Most paintings were devotional in nature, with richly decorative surfaces. Artists incorporated recognizable Andean elements into their oil paintings, such as local flora and fauna, customs, and traditions, one depiction of the Last Supper has the apostles feasting on guinea pig and drinking maize beer, and representations of Jesus looking downward, like the Indians who were forbidden to look Spaniards in the eye. Original Escuela Cusqueña works are found in La Cathedral, the Convent of Santa Catalina, the Museum of Religious Art, and a handful of other churches in Cusco. Reproductions of original paintings, ranging from excellent in quality to laughable, are available across Cusco, particularly in the galleries and shops of San Blas where is perfect to get some canvases–Cusco Ancient Art Tour.
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Local Colonial (Spanish) Churches Visit
Experience the Canvas, Architecture, Sculpture from the Colonial Times
Full day guided tour at each important colonial church in the city of Cusco, such as Cathedral, Archbishopric church, the Church of compañía de Jesus, the church of saint Blas, the church of la Merced, and the church of saint Francis.
In the morning we will go to the hotel to pick you up, then to go to the cathedral and along with church of holy family and the church of Triumph; cathedral is one of the most important monuments on architecture, sculpture, paintings, etc. The cathedral was a main center of richness and lavishness expression; in which the aristocrasy evinced their might with processions, fancy outfit, and jewel. Cathedral keeps a sumptuous sculptures, reredos, canvas; among the canvas one of the most outstanding is the last supper that was painted by a local indigenous person, where you see a guinea pig as a main dish. Then we will go to Archbishopric church to see the astonishing canvasses that were made by Cusquenian school in colonial time, at this church we will see the famous series of canvas about the Corpus Christi.
After that we will get into the church of Compañía de Jesus, which was built in 1654 and finished after 17-year later. The exellent artists, sculptors, painters of colonial art were fundamental for the internal decoration of the church; such as, Bernardo Bitti, Jeronimo Quispe, Marcos Zapata, and others. Next we will visit the church of Saint Blas that keeps the most beautiful and outstanding sculpture which is the pulpit. After enjoying the details of the pulpit, we will go to the church of la Merced where we will see the valuable monstrance, its masonry, pillar, arch, vault, which make a magnificent cloister. To finish the day we will visit the church of Saint Fransis, this church is home for lots of paintings that way, it is the second church in having the most amount of paintings from the colonial time after the cathedral; one of the most important canvas is the family tree of franciscan order that measures 12-meter / 39,24 feet high and 9-meter / 29,43 feet width, that was painted by the local indigenous Jose Espinoza de los Monteros. Eventually we will take you back to hotel.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
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