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Colonial Painting Cusqueña Ángeles Arcabuceros

Anonymous 19th century painter of the Cuzco School the pair 7. These graceful brocade clad warrior angels, plumed and winged, testify of the hybrid art arcabueros the high Andes: Spanish Zurbaran-like androgynous angels wearing sumptuously painted 17th century costumes of the Andean aristocracy were represented in poses inspired by Dutch early 17th century engravings of Jacob de Gheyn II with large harquebus-guns. Paintings with these mysterious, but srcabuceros celestial-aristocratic-military angels had been created in the second half of the 17th century for missionizing purposes in the New World.

Soon they became very popular over a large part of the Andes until today.

Museo de Salamanca. Ángeles arcabuceros. Anónimo cuzqueño. Siglo XVIII

Situated at a height of 3. Apparently Cuzco became the first town in the Americas where European artistic techniques, especially of painting, were being taught. The main purpose of this Christian, Catholic school of painting was to teach the Bible to the local Indian population, so that it could more easily be converted to Christianity.

Colonial, Spanish painters some were Jesuit missionaries specialised in religious painting, who had travelled to the Viceroyalty of Peru, learned indigenous Indian Quechua and mestizo artists how to create didactic-dogmatic Catholic paintings.


He was the son of an Inca nobleman. Typical elements within his large paintings are angels, birds and the use of gilding.

In their new style they assimilated more local elements angeeles Inca subjects.

These painters could be found in Peru, in and around Cuzco, in the Callao and in the Puno province, but also on the other side of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Arcabhceros the representations of angels became very popular in large parts of the Peruvian Viceroyalty, not only in present-day Peru, but also in Bolivia and in the N. Catholics believe that angels are celestial beings who serve as intermediaries and messengers between heaven and earth, hence their wings.

Their extravagant clothing was inspired by that of contemporary Andean noblemen.

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The plumes, adorning the European hats, are an Inca signifier of holy and royal status. These angels reminded of the full-length female martyr saints painted by the famous Spanish Baroque painter Francisco de Zurbaran and by his workshop, of which many were exported to the New World.

That book, published in Dutch and also in English inand later also in German and in French, holds over engravings with soldiers holding their weapons in anngeles diverse poses.

It was a tactical book for officers and under-officers. Martial angels wearing the most lavish attire became a favourite subject of the Cuzco School, at first because they reminded of Inca winged deities.


Apocryphal accounts of Biblical angels such as the Book of Enoch seem to have been particularly popular in S. Missionaries redirected the veneration of Inca sacred beings and celestial phenomena into acceptable Christian substitutes.

Although the Council of Trent — had condemned all angelic depictions and names but those of Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael in the mid-sixteenth century, this ban was observed neither in the Viceroyalty of Peru nor in Baroque Spain.

Since the first half of the 18th century and also during the 19th century the popularity of paintings with martial angels had spread over important parts of the Viceroyalty of Peru, that is over much of the W. Over km S. Some date these paintings to the 2nd half of the 17th century, others to the first quarter before or even to the first half of the 18th century.

The first series represents martial angels, the second one the seven female Archangels of Palermo holding flowers or wheat.

In some cases the names of these celestial musketeers have been painted on the canvasses: Because these charming, elegant celestial-aristocratic-military angels with their broad ballooning sleeves and intricate gilt embroidery, remind you that there is more to South American painting than just Fernando Botero.