Drawing of Cusco’s Iglesia la Compañía de Jesús

The Jesuits of the 1600s sure knew how use a church to get all up in the face of others. Built to outshine the nearby Catholic church, La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, or Church of the Society of Jesus, looms over Cusco, Peru‘s main square.

Building on Incan sites was a common practice by the Spanish conquistadors, and beneath the Baroque church is the remains of an Incan palace, a victim of colonial and religious re-branding.

Iglesia la Compañía de Jesús, Cusco, Peru drawing

Iglesia la Compañía de Jesus, $40, marker on paper, 8 in. x 10 in, 2012