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Art of the Viceroyalty of Peru
May 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
“The Art of the Viceroyalty of Peru” is a synthesis of two cultural traditions that emerged on the South American continent as a result of a combination of the influence of a mature Renaissance and Andean pre-Columbian heritage.
For the first time in Poland, you will be able to see as many as 81 works belonging to the cultural heritage of Peru. They will bring closer the image of the Peruvian society, which, although adhering to the same faith, gives it a completely different aesthetic expression.
Since 1966 Colección Barbosa-Stern has collected numerous monuments of Peruvian colonial art. The collection is the result of fifty years of effort, dedication and passion, and its exhibits have been shown so far on over one hundred exhibitions organized throughout the world.
Performances of saints, numerous religious scenes, but also secular painting and everyday objects are the works that their creators gave a special expression, very different from those arrived along with the conquest of European patterns, inspired primarily by the art of Italian manners.
The exhibition tried to show the meeting of two different and distant cultures – Christianity and the Andean way of seeing the world – which was creatively developed by local artists. Aesthetic values are important, but also the message of evangelization, penetrating and radiating from every work of art.The presented canvases are intended to explain Catholic dogmas, the angels and saints depicted on them are testimonies of Peruvian piety.Monuments have been shown chronologically – from the fall of pre-Columbian beliefs to the emergence of independent Peru.
Exhibition organized by the National Museum in Warsaw in cooperation with the National Museum in Wrocław
The exhibition takes place as part of the celebrations of the 95th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Peru.
Exhibition under the honorary patronage of the
Embassy of Peru in Poland
✣ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru
✣ Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland