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Oil Paintings

Guatemalan Oil Paintings

All oil paintings are original pieces painted on canvas stretched over a wooden frame. They depict typical scenes of Guatemalan indigenous life and are painted by Tz'utuhil Mayans from the area of Santiago Atitlan in the departamento of Solala.

Peruvian Religious Paintings - Cuzco School

After the 1534 Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, and in an attempt to convert the Incas to Catholicism, the Spanish sent a group of religious artists to Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire). These artists started a school for Quechua people. Because of their Inca origin, many of the paintings incorporated indigenous elements which can be seen in some of these paintings - especially the depictions of traditional Peruvian dress.