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A Guest from Lima: ‘Marriages of Martín de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola’ at the Museo Nacional del Prado, until 28 April 2019

Marriages of Martín de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola
Anonymous artist from Cusco
Oil on canvas, 175,2 x 168,3 cm
1718
Lima, Museo Pedro de Osma. Fundación Pedro y Angélica de Osma Gildemeister

The Prado’s ‘Invited Work’ is a large painting on canvas showing the double Marriages of Martin de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola painted in 1718 by an anonymous artist from Cusco. On loan from the Museo Pedro de Osma in Lima, it will be on display in Madrid until 28 April 2019. The scene depicted brings together two weddings that actually occurred at different times and places with the purpose of showing the blood ties between the Inca dynasty and descendants of two of the founders of the Society of Jesus, Saint Ignatius Loyola and Saint Francis Borja. The symbolic aim being to represent the conquest of southern America as a harmonious union between Spanish vanquishers and the vanquished. 

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Featured Exhibition: Plata de los Andes, Museo de Arte de Lima, until 28 October

minis_armadillo

Armadillo-shaped perfumer
c. 1825-1830
silver
38,7 x 31,3 x 20 cm
Colección Ferrand, Lima

This exhibition showcases five centuries of Andean silver-work through more than 350 silver pieces, dating from the conquest to the 20th century.  Curated by Ricardo Kusunoki and Eduardo Wuffarden, this major show is a unique occasion to see works never previously displayed to the public, from ecclesiastical, private and public collections in Lima, Cuzco, Arequipa and elsewhere in the country.

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