Capilla del Hombre, Quito

Our first introduction to Ecuador’s most famous artist was quite fitting for this post-postmodern world – great t-shirts. Although we didn’t realise until later, the fabulous images were the work of Oswaldo Guayasamin. In Quito you can visit Capilla del Hombre, which is Guayasamin’s home / studio, and a chapel he designed to pay hommage to humankind. This is a wonderful location to visit, not only to view his art but also see his art collection (pre-Columbian, colonial and the work of international artists like Picasso, Goya and Chagal) and his house, with great views across the city.

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Quito from Guayasamin’s house
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The top of the Capilla del Hombre
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View of the house
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Sculpture in the garden
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Another tantalising glimpse of Cotopaxi – under all that cloud
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Street art at the bus stop near Capilla del Hombre (catch a 54 or a 54A)

 

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