Cusco Cathedral (Cathedral of Santo Domingo)
The Last Supper as depicted by Marcos Zapata, a Quechua artist from the Escuela Cusqueña.
Escuela Cusqueña (Cusco School of Art) was established by the Spanish to educate the locals in the disciplines of European-style artwork. The Quechua artists were only allowed to paint scenes that carried European or Catholic significance and they were not permitted to sign their work. These artists sometimes found ways to incorporate Inca iconography into their work — such as the roasted cuy (guinea pig — a cultural delicacy still served today) and the bottles of chicha (a brew derived from fermented maize that was often used in rituals) incorporated into the painting of the Last Supper.
(Photography not allowed; scanned from postcard.)
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