The tradition of funeral art in Peru was first made evident in gravestone paintings. In the cemetery of Chilca, 60 km south of Lima, one can take in a variety of styles beginning with the reproduction of classical Western religious paintings, which later gave way to the portrayal of scenes of the daily lives of the deceased.
Another place where funeral picture art is already a tradition is Puno, where artists paint scenes of the nether world. Similarly, in Cajamarca, in the areas of Huambocancha and Porcón, cemeteries are filled with gravestones carved in quarried stone with images of miniature church façades in a variety of warm colors.
This art form also includes the rise of a folk style of funeral architecture in cemeteries in Lima's outlying districts. These cemeteries have recreated, in scale model form, houses, churches and even entire villages.