About our Guadalupe Virgin - Colonial Cuzco Peru Handmade Retablo Folk Art Wood Altarpiece 4660
This is a stunning hand carved gold cedar wood retablo (altarpiece), which features a unique and special design.
A captivating oil painting on canvas is framed in this one of a kind retablo.
This unique piece recreates the colonial art of La Escuela Cusqueña, the history of which is traced to the 17th century. Originally influenced by Spanish and Italian artists, this school was commissioned 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.