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Peruvian artist Victor Delfin

Updated on October 4, 2015
Exhibition in the Parque de la Felicidad in San Borja, Lima.
Exhibition in the Parque de la Felicidad in San Borja, Lima.
Two kissing doves Picture: Picassomio.com
Two kissing doves Picture: Picassomio.com
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Hens Picture: Picassomio.com
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Purple flighting cocks Picture: Picassomio.com

I have just finished writing a hub about Parque del Amor, in Miraflores. The park was created by Peruvian artist Victor Delfin and I have found him to be so fascinating that I think he deserves a hub of his own. He not only draws, but also paints and makes sculptures out of plastic, wood, metal, iron and anything else he can find that inspires him. He was born in Lobitos, Piura in 1927 and was the youngest of seven. He describes himself as having been spoilt, proud, rebellious and compulsive, but speaks well of his parents, who helped him develop his artistic interest. His talent was obvious early on and that allowed him to win a scholarship to study painting and drawing in the School of Fine Arts in Lima in 1946.

Delfin was always exploring and searching and he was very much inspired by the ancient Paracas and Nazca pre-Inca cultures, of which Peruvians are so proud of. The video about Parque del Amor shows not only the area around the park in Miraflores, but also the sea with the rolling waves below, the walls with their love sayings and poems and the Kiss Statue as the central figure. Among the park pictures, one can also see examples of his paintings and sculptures.

Below there is a series of videos about him. They are in Spanish, so those who can understand the language will benefit the most, but even those who have no command of it, will find it interesting to see the artist walking around the streets, working in his home or studio painting, or just inspecting his works. The artist is soft spoken and seems to be an interesting character, so the language does not detract from the general positive effect of the video.

Delfin has had exhibitions in:
Quito, Ecuador
Bogota, Colombia
Caracas, Venezuela
Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.
California, New York and Washington, DC in the USA

Second Home Peru (link above)

This is an elegant boutique hotel that features five bedrooms with bath, some with unforgettable views of the Pacific Ocean. This stylish hotel is ideally nestled in the heart of Barranco, Lima’s bohemian, artistic district. The hotel is the former house of the Peruvian artist Victor Delfin, whose most famous work, the stunning Parque del Amor (Love Park) overlooks the ocean in Miraflores. The house is now ran as a hotel by his daughter and is decorated with his creative works.

Love Park and Victor Delfin's art

This video features not only the Love Park, but it also includes pictures of the surrounding area with its undulating walls with love poems and sayings and also the Kiss sculpture, which is a big feature of the park. It also includes a selection of Victor Delfin's paintings and sculptures, which are displayed in the artists home and gardens and in the Second Home Peru hotel.

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      Sylvia Gadea de Beer 

      6 years ago from Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia

      You are so lucky that you have met him, as he seems to be so creative and interesting! I guess Barranco is the type of place to gather people like him!

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      gisela Wiedmer 

      6 years ago

      I met him as a young man. He had just come back with his small son collecting junk at junkyard. He used that stuff: horseshoe nails, wires metal pieces, for his sculptures. I fell in love with a trptic made into a wollden cubbard, in which a bolden sun(copper, and a moon are placed on red an balck plastic sheets. around 1968

    • sylvia13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sylvia Gadea de Beer 

      7 years ago from Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia

      The strange thing is that I had not heard of him before either, but that is probably because I left my country many years ago. Now that I found him I like him very much indeed, as he is very inspiring!

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      Rudra 

      7 years ago

      To be honest, I had not heard of the artist mentioned but the art is very very good indeed.

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