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Latin American Paintings

The Europeans converted native Latin American peoples to Christianity by transmitting Christian teachings through art. A painting style, termed the Cuzco School, began at Cuzco and spread from there beginning in the 1500s through the 1700s. The imagery was traditional Christian material; for example: the Virgin, Christ on the cross, the Ascension.

At the same time Christianity was being disseminated, the Europeans enslaved colonial people as manpower for gold and silver mines. But in the 19th century, the South America erupted in nationalist movements that drove out colonial rule. As this happened, artists looked to their pre-Columbian cultural roots for imagery. New paintings ranged in subject from ancient Incan markings to scenes of women grinding corn.

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Original Mixed Media on Archival Paper, by Juan Marrero. Cuban Artist.

April 21, 2018, 11:30 AM PST
Belleview, WA, USA

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