Arte Andino (art of the andes) - Sebastian ontaneda

This gallery includes art works created in the Andes Mountain region of Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. I focused on the landscapes of the Andes and on representing the culture and history of its people.

In this painting Frederic Edwin Church represents the highest mountain in Ecuador, Mount Chimborazo which is part of the Andes Region.
This is another representation of Mount Chimborazo from Frederic Edwin Church but from another perspective. In this image the mountain peak is depicted surrounded by clouds which is how it is seen from certain parts in Ecuador. You can see the snow capped peak from miles away.
In this image the Andes Mountain Range is depicted in the background in a more tropical area of the country. The Andes extends throughout Ecuador and separates the country in three regions: Coast, highlands, and the Amazon rainforest.
In this image Egnazio Danti depicts the geological relieves of Ecuador and Peru with the Andes Range passing through both countries. In the 1600's this area was know as Viceroyalty of Peru which was a Spanish colonial administrative district.
This image depicts Tupac Yupangui and Pachacuti (Tupac's father) which were two important Inca nobles of the Hanan dynasty.
This image represents Tupac Yupanqui as an important member of the Inca civilization dressed in ceremonial cloths and head-dress.
In this image by John Everett, spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro is depicted seizing the Inca empire. The incas where slaughtered for their gold and secret temples. The spanish ravished the inca civilization and later established a spanish colony called the Viceroyalty of Peru.
This image by Felipe Cossío del Pomar represents the indigenous culture of Cusco, Peru. Three woman are selling artesian goods in a market place. This a clear representation of andean culture, this is a common site in Ecuador as well and can still be seen today.
In this image Mario Testino represents a typical indigenous girl wearing artesian cloths with the typical threads and colors of their make.
As the title clearly states, in this image Héctor Poleo represents the typical Andean family which usually consists of poor farmers and shepards. I chose to present this image because it depicts the culture of the Andes well and the social conditions they live in.
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