Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students

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Sep 22 2017 - Jan 14 2018

Mysteries of the Amazon will feature approximately 70 paintings by Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo and his students from the collection of Scott Olsen, Ph.D. Completed 2001­-2016, the large­scale, acrylic paintings are considered to be some of the best examples of Mestizo vegetalista and ayahuasquero shamanism. Exhibiting stunning and brilliant use of color, the paintings depict the plant, animal and human deva-­like (or angelic) spirits encountered in deep ceremonial visionary experiences. Incorporating unique Shipibo textile and pottery designs, Pablo’s students were taught to carefully render the flora and fauna surrounding them and to inwardly visualize the spiritual presences encountered in the rainforest. In addition, a selection of 30 paintings by Amaringo and his students, also from Dr. Olsen’s collection,

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • Latin American
  • Contemporary
  • Animals / Wildlife / Nature
  • Pablo Amaringo
  • and others

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