Vol. II



Andrés Garay



From Flandes to Cuzco. Vindication of the artistic photographical portrait?




This paper analyzes the unpublished document "Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi's personal notebook of portraits (1891-1973)", elaborated during its professional development in the city of Cuzco, between the years1920 and 1970. This notebook shows the photographer's aesthetic and technical conceptions, eventually fusing its contents with art concepts. In order to create these images, Chambi resorted to those visual resources developed by flamenco painter Rembrandt in the 17th century. Through those portraits, European aesthetics where revalued in Cuzco, handing them that time's society.



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