Landscape of QuitoArtist(s)Oswaldo GuayasaminObject Creation Date1963Medium & Supportoil on canvasDimensions
22 1/2 in x 37 in (57.15 cm x 93.98 cm);31 1/4 in x 45 1/2 in (79.38 cm x 115.57 cm)Credit LineGift of Hugo and Sharon QuirozSubject matter
This oil painting shows the city of Quito, Ecuador which was the home of the artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin. He painted this group of mountains surrounding the city and the volcano, Pichincha, in many colors to reflect the various seasons and times of day.Physical Description
This horizontal format painting is done in shades of light and dark gray, cream and yellow. With abstracted forms it depicts jagged mountains sihouetted against a cloudy sky. In front of these mountains there are rolling hills and geometric forms that suggest a cityscape. In the foreground there are more mountain peaks.Primary Object ClassificationPaintingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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