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The eighteenth century in colonial Peru, of an artistic wealth seldom achieved in colonial America, takes the consequences of the previous century to a proliferation of large workshops reaching its highest point of territorial diffusion, reaching to invade the most important cities of South America.

Colonial Painting Cusqueña Ángeles Arcabuceros

Two iconographies appeared in the previous century will be disseminated during the eighteenth century: The main purpose of this Christian, Catholic school of painting arcahuceros to teach the Bible to the local Indian population, so that it could more easily be converted to Christianity. Arcabucero Musico — P What is the arcabuceros angels?

Because these charming, elegant celestial-aristocratic-military angels with their broad ballooning sleeves and intricate gilt embroidery, remind you that there is more to South American painting than just Fernando Botero.

These angels reminded of the full-length female martyr saints painted by the famous Spanish Baroque painter Francisco de Zurbaran and by his workshop, of which many were exported to the New World. Thus, we find that the paintings that represent them develop this pictorial theme in a much more detailed way than in the European case, they also show a great expressive richness and, in general, excellent realization.

These graceful brocade clad warrior angels, plumed and winged, testify of the hybrid art in the high Andes: Apocryphal accounts of Biblical angels such as the Book of Enoch seem to have been particularly popular in S. Martial angels wearing the most lavish attire became a favourite subject of the Cuzco School, at first because they reminded of Inca winged deities. It is known as arcabucero angel to the representation of an angel with arcabuz instead of the traditional sword.


The plumes, adorning the European hats, are an Inca signifier of holy and royal status.

In the viceregal painting of Peru, the theme of the angels is configured as one of ardabuceros most characteristic of the Cuzco school of painting. Anonymous 19th century painter of the Cuzco School the pair 7.

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He was the son of an Inca nobleman. Ofertas y descuentos Suscribirse a los boletines de noticias.

Their extravagant clothing was inspired by that of contemporary Andean noblemen. These painters could be found in Peru, in and around Cuzco, in the Callao and in the Puno province, but also on the other side of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.

Over km S. Colonial, Spanish painters some were Jesuit missionaries specialised in religious painting, who had travelled to the Viceroyalty of Peru, learned indigenous Indian Quechua and mestizo artists how to create didactic-dogmatic Catholic paintings.

Missionaries redirected the veneration of Inca sacred beings and celestial phenomena into acceptable Christian substitutes. Proving on the one hand, the formal security of his iconographic innovations, and on the other, the technical quality angekes his Cusco painting. Although the Council of Trent — had condemned all angelic depictions and names but those of Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael in the mid-sixteenth century, this amgeles was observed neither in the Viceroyalty of Peru nor in Baroque Spain.

That book, published in Dutch and also in English inand later also in German and in French, holds over engravings with soldiers holding their weapons in very diverse poses. Since the first half of the 18th century and also during the 19th century the popularity of paintings with martial angels had spread over important parts of the Viceroyalty of Peru, that is over much of the W. The first series represents martial angels, the second one the seven female Archangels of Palermo holding flowers or wheat.


Catholics believe that angels are celestial beings who serve as intermediaries and messengers between heaven and earth, hence their wings. Situated at a height of 3. In their new style they assimilated more local elements and Inca subjects.

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This style was developed during the ahgeles in South America. Especially the representations of angels became very popular in large parts of the Peruvian Viceroyalty, not only in present-day Peru, but also in Bolivia and in the N. Soon they became very popular over a large part of the Andes until today. Spanish Zurbaran-like angelea angels wearing sumptuously painted 17th century costumes of the Andean aristocracy were represented in poses inspired by Dutch early 17th century engravings of Jacob de Gheyn II with large harquebus-guns.

Paintings with these mysterious, but charming celestial-aristocratic-military angels had been created in the second half of the 17th century for arcabucerod purposes in the New World. Typical elements within his large paintings are angels, birds and the use of gilding. Apparently Cuzco became the first town in the Americas where European artistic techniques, especially of painting, were being taught.

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Some date these paintings to the 2nd half of the 17th century, others to the first quarter before or even to the first half of the angles century.