Author Archives: Gerry Rivadeneira

Las Manos de la Protesta – Guayasamin

Oil Painting, Ecuador 1968 Las Manos de la Protesta, Hands of Protest, belongs to the collection “Hands” from Guayasamin’s Edad de la Ira, Age of Wrath, gallery. La Edad de la Ira series was developed between 1961 and 1990, comprising of 150 large-scale paintings. Within that series are collections that explore the same topic, such […]

Azul by Ruben Dario

Published in Chile 1888; Book of poems and short stories Rubén Darío (1867-1916) is the most influential Nicaraguan poet, known as the Father of the literary movement called “Modernism.” Modernism is a late-19th-century Spanish-language literary movement that rose from a reaction against the literary naturalism of Émile Zola, and against the wider bourgeois conformity and materialism […]


Pop Art Sculpture by Brazilian Romero Britto, 2006 When we think about art in today’s modern world, one of the first names that come to mind is that of painter and sculptor Romero Britto. This particular heart sculpture is from Britto’s “For You” collection. It has been duplicated and placed in various different parts of […]

Cristo Redentor

Statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Finished in 1931 “Cristo Redentor” is Portuguese for Christ the Redeemer, the name given to the statue of Jesus Christ, considered to be the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world. It is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the summit of Mount Corcovado 700m (2,300 […]

Spanish Pieces of Eight

Silver Coins Minted In Potosi – The World’s First Global Currency (1589-1598) The silver coins shown above are only some of the “pieces of eight” made in Potosi, Bolivia. A piece of eight is a rather large coin, about two inches (50 mm) across and weighs roughly the same as three one pound coins. When […]

Cuy The Guinea Pig

Healing, Food, and Ritual in the Andes This is a statue of a cuy (guinea pig) from the Mochica-Chimu pre-Inca culture on the pacific coast of Peru. In the United States, the guinea pig is known for being a pet. However, in other parts of the world, such as in the Andes, guinea pigs are […]