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Visit to the home and studio of Peruvian artist Victor Delfin

Hosted by the Consul of the Lima Art & Culture Group
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Took place 3 months ago
Sat 23 Feb 09:30 - 11:30

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We will meet at Jirón Domeyer 366, Barranco in front of the entrance at 9:30AM. The tour will start at 10AM sharp. Anna Maria has very kindly agreed to offer us a discount price of S/.15 for this visit.

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Once again, after a long hiatus, we have the honor to visit the amazing home and studio in Barranco of the famous Peruvian artist Victor Delfin, best known for his sculpture "The Kiss" (El Beso) in Miraflores Love Park (Parque de Amor)! There is a possibility that he will be present speak to us about his philosophy of art. He may also make specific comments about some of his creations and we may have the opportunity to see him working in his studio. This is a once in a lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss.

Victor Delfín (born 20 December Protected content Lobitos, Peru) is one of the leading sculptors and painters in Peru.

As mentioned above he is best known for his monumental El Beso (the kiss), a large sculpture unveiled in Protected content the "Love Park" (Parque de Amor) by the Pacific Ocean in the Miraflores Many newlyweds visit the park to pose in front of the sculpture. There is a model of this sculpture in his studio.

Delfín has a worldwide reputation; his art has been exhibited across South and North America. Delfín is highly regarded for his massive metalwork sculptures of birds, horses and other animals, as well as sensual, often sexually charged paintings. His art can also have a strong political theme, such as a Protected content that denounced, with great irony, the corruption and authoritarianism during the regime of Alberto Fujimori. Delfín's studio, in the artistic Barranco District overlooks the ocean. His house, filled with his paintings and sculptures, is now a bed-and-breakfast run by his daughter. Therefore, unfortunately, we will not be able to enter the house, but will be able to see his sculptures in the surrounding gardens and in the lower level where his studio is located.

Delfín works with a range of materials—wood, metal, canvas, even polychrome acrylics and aluminum. Delfín has exerted great influence over the development of Peruvian art in the latter half of the 20th century.

The source of his inspiration:

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Victor Delfin on painting Peru
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Inside the Artist’s Studio: A Visit with Victor Delfin by Goshen College students:
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Biography and exhibitions of the artist:
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After the visit we can have lunch at one of the many restaurants in Barranco to be decided by the group.