Located in a northern residential part of the city, this spacious building comprises the Fundación Guayasamín, a ... More
Located in a northern residential part of the city, this spacious building comprises the Fundación Guayasamín, a tribute to the best known Ecuadorian artist of modern times, Oswaldo Guayasamín. This artist's work is a flag-bearer of social realism that has traveled the globe. The museum brings together several stages of his artistic career. A great portion of his pictorial work can be found here, including one of the most ambitious works in the world, the 'Capilla del Hombre'; a temple which portrays the different facets of the tragedy of Latin-American man since the arrival of the Spanish in America.
The museo guayasamin is a very nice collection of the pieces owned and produced by Oswaldo Guayasamin. The pieces displayed range from portraits to larger canvases portraying human suffuring. The mood in the museo is very sombering, but the pieces are emotion inspiring. It was very interesting to see the work of the artist over the years and how he improved or changed his style to fit his subject.
I was enjoying the museo without a guide and the curator took time to approach me. She was wonderful and encouraged me through my bad spanish so that I could explain the reasons why I liked the paintings. Between the exceptional staff and the awe inpiring paintings I would highly recommend this museo as one of the important stops in Quito.
The museum is a bit out of the way in Quito, but worth the trek out to the suburbs. There are hundreds of works of Guayasamin beautifully displayed. The staff give free tours of the art-work with very detailed descriptions of each piece (in spanish, very limited english)
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