Carlos Enrique Polanco

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Carlos Enrique Polanco (born 1953[1]) is a notable exponent of Peruvian painting.[2] Since his beginnings he was attracted to the less privileged urban sectors of Lima City. When he studied in School of Fine Arts, his work reflected the iconography and color of the Peruvian urban night life. Polanco is an artist with a social commitment.

Polanco gained a scholarship to study in China, where he remained for a considerable time.[3] Then, he went to Peru with a new shrill and shining, but tender painting style.

Polanco is a cartoonist of contemporary Latin American society, portraying survivors of the urban fight, becoming the winners of the social battle.

In Peruvian expresionismo indigenista art history, Polanco is continuing the path of painters like Julia Codesido, Sérvulo Gutiérrez, Víctor Humareda and David Herskovitz.


  1. ^ Majluf, Natalia et all. (2001). Art in Peru: works from the Collection of the Museo de Arte de Lima. Museo de Arte de Lima. p. 143. 
  2. ^ Antúnez, Vanessa. "La Lima de Polanco" (in Spanish). Terra Networks. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Enrique Polanco: "La pintura debe ser mordaz"". Agencia Peru. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 

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