Category: "Art"

One Day in Lima

August 6th, 2008 |

This amazing video named “Huk Punchaw”, Quechua for “One Day”, is the work of Oswaldo Villavicencio and Eva Machado. Winning the prize of Best Documentary in 2006 in a competition run by Peruvian art school Toulouse, it shows a single day in Peru’s capital from dawn to dusk. Enjoy.


September 10th, 2007 |

As part of the series Explorando Lima, in which I demonstrate the immense diversity that Peru has to offer without even leaving the region of Lima, I visit Antioquia, a town that brightened its future with a lick of paint.

Alameda de los Descalzos

April 26th, 2007 |

The Alameda, in the heart of the northern district of Rimac, north of the river Rimac and the centre of the city, was originally built in 1611 by the Marquis de Montesclaros.
Later in 1770 Viceroy Manual de Amat refurbished it, adding donated fountains from the chief of Lima’s bullfighting ring.

The Royal Inca Weavers of Huamachuco

April 12th, 2007 |

In Huamachuco, descendants of royal weavers produce beautiful, world-renowned belts and blankets.

In 1977 the only way into Tulpo, Mollepata, and Mollebamba, towns located within the boundaries of the ancient hacienda of Tulpo, was on foot or by horse. I recognized that something had happened that set these people and their blankets apart from others in Peru. The textiles around Tulpo, Mollepata, and Mollebamba were just far too different and beautiful to think otherwise. More than twenty-five years later I was to learn why.

Art in Peru

April 9th, 2006 |

Dexterous Peruvian artisans hands convert paint, stone, wood, clay and more into unique pieces of highly valued art that are the result of generations of inherited learning. The Peruvian artisans lives and cultures are as varied and colourful as the works they create. Learn more of the marvellous popular art of all of Peru’s regions in this article adapted and translated from LAN Tours.