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Archangel Raphael Original Art Framed Oil Painting 10"x 8" (86-014-02224)

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This is a one of a kind, colonial art framed oil painting on canvas, made in Cuzco/Peru.
It depicts the Archangel Raphael.

Details are embellished with bronze leaf, an indicative of the artists of the Cuzco School of Arts.
This addition of stenciled or painted gold leaf onto oil paintings is called, as it was in early contracts, brocateado. It is also sometimes termed sobredorado (overgilding) and has also been described as escarchado.

The history of the Peruvian painting has its origins at the colonial era. The Spanish painters who arrived at the Viceroyalty of Peru taught their techniques to the local artists, and they began to shape in its linen cloths its own representations, proposing a new iconographic interpretation of the Peruvian reality. The catholic divinities were adapted to indigenous sensitivity and gave like result an own and singular way that had its maxim expression in the "School of Cusco Painting" ( La Escuela Cusqueña), during centuries XVII and XVIII.

This painting has been done in the style of the works of La Escuela Cusqueña, the history of which is traced to the 17th century. Originally influenced by Spanish and Italian artists, this school was comissioned to paint sacred art in churches and monasteries throughout the Peruvian city of Cusco after the area was devastated by an earthquake in 1650. The collected efforts of numerous artists gradually evolved into a unique yet harmonious and consistent style, devoid of individualism.

This unique painting arrives to you in a stunning handcarved cedar wood frame.
Its delightful, meticulous handcarved patterns have a natural shade of brown, simply amazing.

Size: Frame: 10"H x 8"W x 2"B ~ Painting: 6"H x 4"W

Material: Oil On Canvas ~ Handcarved Wood
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