A few blocks east of Plaza Grande, this colonial-era structure with massive adobe walls and a beautiful central courtyard was once the home of Ecuadorean master painter Camilo Egas. Egas was well known on the international circuit, befriending the likes of Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and de Chirico. Along with his contemporary Oswaldo Guayasamín, he helped form the Indigenismo movement, paralleling the rise of Socialism and Marxist parties in Latin America. The movement's art combined the Costumbrista method of painting with contemporary trends and styles like expressionism, surrealism, and cubism. The collection on display is a broad sample of Egas' paintings, which focus heavily on Andean people. A visitor will need about 1 hr. here.
Museo Camilo Egas
Our Rating Neighborhood Old Town Hours Tues–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat–Sun and holidays 10am–4pm Phone 02/2572-012 Prices Admission $1 Web site Museo Camilo Egas
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