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Drawing using the architecture.

When we reflect on the logic that people motivated by the use of architecture to draw shapes, one wonders why be limited to drawings from the sky. One case, considered as almost unique today, use this wall to include drawings. These lamas Choquequiraw (Fig. 1). It is extremely easy to identify with a different color in the stones and used a strong contrast. It also notes that some lamas depicted are accompanied by their small (Fig. 2). Some Inca walls these stones are almost identical for the entire wall, as Pisac, while these other types of stones which fit completely different yet perfectly into each other.

But in reality, Choquequiraw is not the only site showing walls with drawings. There appears to be many other cases, but the problem is precisely the lack of contrast difference between the stones that allow the eye to easily define the drawings. Other drawings are present at the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the walls of the Palace of Inca Rosa Cuzco. And there are probably other cases cited in the Incas. The corner stone to twelve and we will reveal his secret. The problem is that no obvious difference in contrast, the interpretation can easily become as an affirmation. If the walls are a design, how the realization of the wall was organized? Was there a pattern in advance in order to determine the size and shape of stones and their location? Otherwise how? Does the design was proposed and then the stones to fill the voids were cut? Are the drawings are a nod to those who laid the stones or an architect had drawn up plans to submit to the Inca emperor? Questions that remain unanswered forever probably.





Fig 1
Choquequiraw : lamas on the wall.


Fig 2
Choquequiraw : lama and his baby.


 
     
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