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18th century Cusco
In the 18th century, paintings from Cusco underwent a formal evolution due to the intense activity of the Cusco workshops, which developed new aesthetic conventions. During this time, there was a notorious preference for the use of gold leaf applications on canvases; it was also a period of diffusion of local iconographic themes.
CUSCO 18TH CENTURY ROOM
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The Mannerism Hall gathers important paintings attributed to Italian painters who migrated to Lima towards the end of the 16th century, such as Bernardo Bitti and Matteo Pérez de Alesio.
Works on display >These paintings represent the titles of Mary that emerged with the arrival of religious orders in Peru, such as the Virgin of Almudena or the Virgin of Candelaria from Tenerife.
Works on display >In this hall, the paintings of arquebusier archangels are the most noteworthy. They represent an artistic style that began in the Southern Andes.
Works on display >The religious carved wood images from the 17th and 18th centuries presented in this hall are mainly from Lima, while others are from Cusco.
Works on display >These paintings from Cusco from the 17th and 18th centuries depict scenes that describe the Catholic dogma in an allegorical way. They focus on the figure of Christ and his role as the redeemer of humanity.
Works on display >In the late 17th century, after an initial artistic period notoriously influenced by Italian Mannerism, artists from Cusco assimilated the influence of Hispanic trends and Flemish engravings.
Works on display >In the 18th century, paintings from Cusco underwent a formal evolution due to the intense activity of the Cusco workshops, which developed new aesthetic conventions.
Works on display >In this hall, portraits of Spanish kings are exhibited, as well as an important suite of furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, known as mueble enconchado (shell-encrusted furniture) due to their small inlaid applications of mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell.
Works on display >In this hall are displayed a series of Huamanga stone carvings (from Ayacucho) from the 18th and 19th centuries. They are small sculptures for personal use.
Works on display >The Silver Hall gathers Pedro de Osma's silver collection, as well as other private collections composed of silver objects for religious and domestic use and numismatic pieces from the 17th and 20th centuries.
Works on display >An important selection of pieces from the Tiwanaku and Inca cultures is exhibited in this hall, which belong to a private collection from Cusco, as well as a significant series of paintings from the Cusco viceregal period from the Pedro de Osma Museum collection.
Works on display >In this room, the processes of recovery of paintings and sculptures carried out by the restoration workshop of the Pedro de Osma Museum are exposed. They are works from the museum's collection.
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