Thursday, April 6

CUZCO SCHOOL Master of Calamarca - Ángel Letiel Dei (Arquebusier Angel) 17th century


L'École de Cuzco (escuela cusqueña) est un mouvement artistique catholique qui s'est développée dans le vice-royaume du Pérou au cours des XVIe et XVIIIe siècles, et notamment à Cuzco (ancienne capitale de l'Empire inca), mais également dans d'autres villes des Andes, en Bolivie et en Équateur.

The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It was not limited to Cuzco only, but spread to other cities in the Andes, as well as to present day Ecuador and Bolivia.

Master of Calamarca (fl. first half of 18th century) was a Bolivian artist who created two series of angels painted on the walls of a catholic church in Calamarca, Bolivia in the Department of La Paz. His works were stylistically close to earlier master Leonardo Flores from La Paz (fl. last quarter of 17th century).

An arquebusier angel (ángel arcabucero) is an angel depicted with an arquebus (an early muzzle-loaded firearm) instead of the sword traditional for martial angels, dressed in clothing inspired by that of the Andean nobles and aristocrats. The style arose in the Viceroyalty of Peru in the second half of 17th century and was especially prevalent in the Cuzco School.

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