Los Dos Trinidades con San Agustin y Santa Catalina de Siena (The Two Trinities with Saint Augustine and Saint Catherine of Siena), by an Anonymous artist of the Cuzco school; Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru; 17th century
Mary, Jesus and Joseph (La Familia?), 17th Century, Cuzco School (based in Cusco, Peru, former capital of the Inca Empire).
The Cusqueña paintings of the period (16th-18th Centuries) were created for moral and instructional purposes in the Roman Catholic artistic tradition of the Cuzco School. Objects depicting the native flora and fauna were often incorporated in the milieu. Most of the paintings were created anonymously due to the Pre-Columbian tradition that “art” was communal, although there were a few exceptions, namely, Diego Quispe Tito and Basilio Santa Cruz Pumacallao.