The painter Oswaldo Guayasamín's La Capilla del Hombre ("The Chapel of Man") occupies a site in Bellavista overlooking the city of Quito, Ecuador. The Capilla is a purpose-built art museum dedicated to the peoples of Latin America. Construction of Guayasamín's masterpiece began in 1995 and unfortunately was not completed until 2002, after his death.
Although this chapel contains fewer pieces of Guayasamín's art than the nearby foundation and museum, the building provides an atmosphere specific to his artwork to view his paintings. The Capilla del Hombre exhibits Guayasamín's work as a history of human suffering and violence in Latin America and the world. It includes sculptures and murals and integrates the surroundings into an artistic interpretation of the subject. The building was co-designed by Oswaldo Guayasamín and Handel Guayasamín.
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Franklin Walker | Mar 27, 2018
I knew little about Guyasamin before this visit. It’s worth reading a bit about his life before you go. His paintings are a testament to the suffering of the poor and social activists in South American countries. You can tour the Capilla with an English-speaking guide then go back and take your time gazing at these stunning works. Then you can tour the museum, which was his house, also with an English-speaking guide. He lived quite a life. He is buried at the property under a large tree.About an eight dollar cab ride from the historic centre and about eight dollars admission.
Ameur Manceur | Apr 4, 2018
Very interesting and the free tours are worth it. Guayasamin was very talented and his opus magnum will leave you feeling overwhelmed but hopeful for the future. Well in other words you'll need a beer after!
Alejandro Martinez | Mar 31, 2018
Eight dollars the entrance fee is not bad at all to see incredible artwork. Beutiful place to spend at least 2hrs looking at a lot of the things Guayasamin did and how he did it. It's definitely worth your time.
Mariana Mcgraw | Apr 7, 2018
The Art is exquisite and impressive. Great knowledgeable tour guides. Clean and just amazing
Jared King | Mar 5, 2018
It was a wonderfully curated Museum and seemed to be quite enlightening to an artist's long and productive career who had been able to mingle amongst many other prominent political figures of his time. It was all so wonderfully informative about human suffering and the artist's portrayal of such within the Latin American continent.
april connell | Jul 29, 2018
this was probably the best museum that i visited (for art) in quito. touring the artist’s home and private collection was almost as intriguing as viewing all of personal works. the grounds and the view are lovely, as well. there is also a small gift shop where you can purchase prints, souvenirs and even originals. the most impressive aspect was the magnitude of the size of his works and how beautifully they were displayed around the building. the least impressive(and reason for only 4 stars) was the staff. every employee there, except for the women waxing the floor, was extremely cold and seemed bothered that a visitor would have a question to ask them.
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