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Fri May 21, 2021, 01:33 AM

Artist publishes 100 drawings from Peru's COVID-19 pandemic


With a pencil and a notebook, Peruvian artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru

By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO Associated Press
May 20, 2021, 11:37 PM
• 3 min read



The Associated Press
Edilberto Jimenez poses with one of his drawings at his home in San Juan de Lurigancho, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, May 20, 2021. Jimenez compiled in a book his interpretation of the sufferings that Peruvians have endured during the COVID pandemic that has caused a deepening economic crisis and has killed more than 66,000 people in the Andean country. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

LIMA, Peru -- With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru.

Later, in his workshop, he completes the scenes while reading newspapers or watching television news about the pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of people in his South American homeland.

“It’s like a war with an invisible enemy,” Jiménez says of COVID-19.

“Each drawing tells a story that had an impact on me,” says the artist, who drew 750 sketches and selected 100 of them for a book called “New Coronavirus and Good Government."

His title plays off that of another book — “New Chronicle and Good Government,” a 1615 work by Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala containing 400 drawings and 1,200 pages recounting the suffering of Indigenous peoples at the hands of the Spaniards.

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