By Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Esta colección, que actualmente se encuentra bajo la custodia de la PUCP, forma parte de la Fundación Julia Codesido.
Julia Codesido: an indigenist painter
Julia Codesido was one of the most important artists of the 20th century indigenist movement. During the 1920s she was a student and later a teacher at the former Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, where her work was strongly influenced by José Sabogal.
Characteristics of her art work
Her works are characterized by the use of warm colors, an energetic stroke and a drawing of sensitive lines, which synthesized various artistic elements of the vanguard of her time.
The theme of her art works was influenced by an indigenous aesthetic and a high degree of social commitment, which was a fundamental part of her production as an artist.
Getting to know her art
Her main works include nudes of women, portraits and works of a naturalistic nature. Among her best-known paintings are "India desnuda", "Simón Bolívar", "Limeña", "Caballo Verde" and "La Palabra".
Content: Dirección de Asuntos Culturales
Photographs: Dirección de Asuntos Culturales
Moyano-Chiang, G. (2020). Indias Huancas de Julia Codesido. Espacio, Tiempo y Forma. Serie VII, Historia del Arte, pp. 221–250.
Vallenas, A. (Ed.). (2014). Los tesoros culturales de la PUCP: Catálogo de arte prehispánico y popular . Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.