La Capella del Hombre
This was the first time we were able to tour the house and studio—a beautiful place, filled with his collections of indigenous, colonial and modern art, including works by Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and others, as well as his own work.
Guyasamin is internationally known, except in the United States, which seems to me a terrible thing. I suspect his politics, especially his friendship with Fidel Castro might be at least part of the reason. I find his work both deeply meaningful as well as aesthetically beautiful. I could not leave this without showing at least some of it. These are poor photos, taken from postcards I purchased yesterday.
An early anti-war image.
From a series called "Faces of Ecuador". This represents the Africans enslaved by the Spanish in Ecuador, whose descendants still live here.
And my favorite, "Tenderness" part of a series about families and especially mothers and children, painted late in his life.
You can see my earlier photos from La Capella del Hombre and Guyasamin on our Ecuador blog at www.noqinecuador.blogspot.com Scroll down to the 4th and 6th entries. Sorry, I don't seem to be able to embed direct links.