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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. The work of these two artists became the main formative influence for the art that developed in the Viceroyalty of Peru.
Not only their work shaped the art to come, but also their knowledge of tradition, the prints that they brought with them, as well as the disciples they left behind. Their style is associated to late Mannerism, which spread to different regions of the Viceroyalty of Peru, mainly to Cusco, until the middle of the 17th century.
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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.
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.
Angels and Archangels
In this hall, the paintings of arquebusier archangels are the most noteworthy. They represent an artistic style that began in the Southern Andes
The recovery processes of paintings and sculptures performed in the restoration workshop of the Pedro de Osma Museum are exhibited in this hall. These works are part of the Museum’s collection.
The religious carved wood images from the 17th and 18th centuries presented in this hall are mainly from Lima, while others are from Cusco.
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.
17th century Cusco
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.
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.
Portraits and furniture
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.
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.[:]
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.
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.