Monday, August 24, 2009

La Capilla Del Hombre

I was fortunate enough to get in a trip to La Capilla Del Hombre (The Chapel of Man) in Quito yesterday. It is the master work of Oswaldo Guayasamin who was a Quechua native of Quito. He dedicated his life to art that depicted the cruelty and suffering of man, and the potential humankind has for greatness. He referred to his painting as pictures of souls, not portraits. Many of his works were inspired by war, famine, and injustice.

The place was amazing and the art moving. To read up of Guayasamin and see a few pics see the links below.