Fundacion Guayasamin

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Jose Bosmediano #543 - Bellavista (El Batan), Quito, Ecuador - +593 - 2 - 244645 / 2452938

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Most famous Ecuadorian painter: Guayasamin at his museum Aug 14, 2009
Oswaldo Guayasamin is one of the most famous Ecuadorian artist and might be the best recent painter. Ecuadorians are very proud of him and his work and there's a museum just about him.

It's located in Bellavista area, on top of a hill. It's not that easy to reach, better take a cab, since it could be a pretty long walk from the avenue. Going down the hill is easier.

It's a big house, former house of the painter, which rooms have been turned into Precolumbian, Colonial and Modern art exhibition areas. The Modern part is just about Guayasamin and is the biggest collection of his work. There's a courtyard and from there you get a nice view of the city.

Guayasamin's work is humanist, marked expressionist, reflects the pain and misery humanity has endured, and denounces the violence that every human being has had to live with in the 20th. century marked by world wars, civil wars, genocide, concentration camps, dictatorships, and tortures. But also there are other pieces of work regarding sweetness, happiness and other nice feelings.

It's cheap to visit this museum, just US$ 4. If you have time and are into art, I'd recommend you to visit this exhibition.
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Bluetraveler Bluetrav…
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Great museum complex and art gallery Nov 13, 2009
Oswaldo Guayasamin, great painter and sculptor of Ecuador. You can see his great works which emphasize social inequalities among people, especially in South America. The complex has two parts, meuseum and his home. His house is used for many workshops and cultural activities as well as itself a museum.

His Favorite quote:

"Mantengen encendida una luz que siempre voy a volver..."

And worldwide famous quote;

"Yo llore porque no tenía zapatos, hasta que vi un niño que no tenía pies"

meaning- I was crying that I had no shoes until I saw a child who had no feet...
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Bluetraveler says:
Thanks, I really like it too.. It's so true..
Posted on: Nov 13, 2009
sarahsan says:
I like his favorite quote!
Posted on: Nov 13, 2009

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