:: REPLICAS OF PRECOLUMBIAN AND COLONIAL ART
Another important line of arts and crafts of Peru is the replica of precolombian art. It is well known that different cultures that thrived in the country left a legacy of true pieces of art, such as portrait-huacos (pottery) of the Mochica culture. These were called such because the expression of distinct human emotions, such as sadness and happiness, aribalos of the Inca culture and the textiles of the Paracas culture, just to mention a few.
One of the most prominent artist in the replica of huacos of different cultures is the Great Master from Cajamarca: Alejandro Velez. winner of numerous national and international awards.
The Escuela cuzqueña or Cuzco School of art originated in the ancient Inca capital, was a 17th-century movement which blended European and indigenous motifs to create a new world art form. Most paintings were devotional in nature and richly decorated. Artists incorporated recognizable Andean elements into their oil paintings such as local flora and fauna, customs and traditions.
Reproductions of original paintings are available in Cusco and Lima. One of the peruvian artists that stand out in the reproduction of these paintings is Luis Paredes, his works are known for its excellent quality and beauty.