portrait of Elena Izcue, around1927 © Museo de arte de Lima, Daniel Giannoni



The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Commission for the Promotion of Peru.

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Elena Izcue, Lima-Paris années 30

1st April – 14th July 2008

exhibition curator: Natalia Majluf, Director of the Lima Arts Museum (Peru)

Coinciding with the Paracas show, the Garden Gallery is hosting an exhibition devoted to the Peruvian artist Elena Izcue (1889–1970). Her pictorial and graphic works, executed in the 1930's, reveal the strong influence of pre-Colombian textile art and especially that of the Paracas, which is the source of her motifs. Hosting the two exhibitions in parallel encourages the visitor to cross over from one universe to the other, in both directions, within the Garden Gallery space.

Drawing © Museo de arte de Lima photo Daniel Giannoni
Drawing © Museo de arte de Lima photo Daniel Giannoni




Acuarela sobre papel
Acuarela sobre papel. Estudio realizado por Elena Izcue a partir de un textil del valle de Chicama. 1925. © Museo del arte de Lima, foto Daniel Giannoni