Artistic Carving Munaycha

Artistic Carving – Cusqueña Munaycha School

The Cusqueña School was an artistic tradition that focused on Cusco in the 17th and 18th centuries, after the Spanish conquest in 1533. The Cusqueña School is considered as the first artistic center organized in the New World, but at the time of the conquest there existed in the empire a significant plastic activity that lasted until the colony, evidenced in its pottery, huacos, keros; as well as in pre-Inca cultures, their fabrics, murals, etc. Thus the first decades of the viceroyalty were clearly linked to the diffusion of the Catholic faith, so art became an extraordinary didactic support for the explanations of catechists.