Colonial Painting Cusqueña Ángeles Arcabuceros
What is the arcabuceros angels? It is known as arcabucero angel to the representation of an angel with arcabuz instead of the traditional sword. This style was developed during the colony in South America.
In the viceregal painting of Peru, the theme of the angels is configured as one of the most characteristic of the Cuzco school of painting. Thus, we find that the paintings that represent them develop this pictorial theme in a much more detailed way than in the European case, they also show a great expressive richness and, in general, excellent realization.The Cusco painting of the XVIII century – Cusco – Peru:
The eighteenth century in colonial Peru, of an artistic wealth seldom achieved in colonial America, takes the consequences of the previous century to a proliferation of large workshops reaching its highest point of territorial diffusion, reaching to invade the most important cities of South America . Two iconographies appeared in the previous century will be disseminated during the eighteenth century: “The Archangels arcabuceros” and “The defense of the Eucharist” and other colonial paintings of Cuzco puncture. Proving on the one hand, the formal security of his iconographic innovations, and on the other, the technical quality of his Cusco painting.