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Getting Cuzco schooled.

I’ve been spending plenty of time in Peru admiring works by the Cuzco School, the post-colonial painters that emerged from the Andes in the 17th and 18th century with all kinds of gold-dabbed archangels and virgins and whatnot. My favorite so far is this canvas I discovered near the bar at the Hotel Monasterio, with its magisterial pose, super fancy cape and abnormally twisted left hand. The only thing I can figure is that the painter’s hand model quit on him halfway through…