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Exhibition - Camina el Autor


04/03/2020                                                                    News

NAFA and the Embassy of Peru in Singapore present the extraordinary work of Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1534-1615) that explores the history of the indigenous people of Peru, Andean civilisation and the Spanish conquest seen through the eyes of an illustrator and historian. This touring exhibition comprises of 32 panels of images with accompanying texts reproduced from the original manuscript that was completed in 1615. Guaman Poma de Ayala himself wrote the text and drew the 398 illustrations by hand. These drawings are from his chronicle, The New Chronicle and Good Government, which represents an ambitious account of the whole Pre-Hispanic Andean history, the emergence of the Inca Empire and the impact of the Spanish conquest of Peru since 1532. The illustrations of this manuscripts constitute a big component of this masterpiece, which depicts the harsh conditions of living under the Spanish rule. This work is also known as one of the most distinctive and historically reliable sources of early Peruvian history and culture.