Peruvian Art: The Lost Artifacts of the Wari

If you thought Peruvian culture was mostly about its amazing cuisine, historical monuments and archaeological sites, think again. The country is home to some of the most important contemporary artists of the world. In a series of blogs, I shall be introducing you to Peruvian art and artists, of which, this could be thought of as a post that introduces the Wari (Huari) art. Read more..

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Galeria Delbarrio, a Hidden Gem of an Art Gallery

It is certainly true that Lima offers an impressive display of artwork both contemporary and historical, and there are numerous museums and galleries to visit for an overview of these works. Yet for those travelers who want to explore the Peruvian art world in more depth, you need to come away from these larger collections and visit some smaller galleries. Read more..

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Inside the Studio: An Inside View of Peruvian Artists

Sure, it´s one thing to visit artwork when it’s hanging in a gallery or museum, but how about when it’s still fresh on the canvas? Furthermore, how can you really begin to understand the artistic process that leads to the inspirational pieces? Well, one great suggestion would be to go and see the artists at work in their studio, but is that even a possibility? Read more..

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Bohemian Barranco: An Artist’s Neighborhood

Barranco is already well-known as the Bohemian district of Lima, and here you will find the homes of Lima’s artists, poets and dreamers. Unsurprisingly, in such a neighborhood you will also find multiple examples of street art that reflect the creative nature of the residents, and it makes a wonderful place to explore more urban art. Read more..

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Plaza Matriz: Sleepy Port Town is Finally Coming to Life!

If you follow the coast line away from the rush of downtown Lima, you will arrive at the centre of a small port town, Plaza Matriz. This location is not often visited by tourists and remains off-the-beaten-track, affording the more adventurous traveler the opportunity to have a real experience that few others have had before. Read more..

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