Angel With a Musket
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 8.25 in
Width: 7 in
An angel in a clearing wearing a large green coat and hat, he holds a musket in his hands. There are birds flying around him. Purple mountains in the background. A full cornucopia lies at his right foot.
Today, families of Indian and Mestizo artists continue recreating and bringing new riches to the Cuzco School of painting by using their ancestor's techniques, oil on fabric, exquisite gilt, and models. These techniques create images which are always the same but never exactly alike. The hallmark of CuzqueÃ±o painting is the application of gold to simulate embroidered designs (brocateado). The best examples of the Cuzco School are found in the Cuzco Cathedral and the Iglesia de la Compania Museo de Arte Religioso en la Cuesta de San Blas.