This book offers an exploration of Cuba's art world, including exclusive interviews with thirty-five of the most important and internationally acclaimed artists, who talk openly about their education, influences, and the role of art in Cuba.
Retracing the vibrant history of Cuban art from 1900 onwards, this book provides an overview of Cuban cultural and artistic development across a number of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, and the visual arts. Art has always been at the heart of the Cuban cultural identity, and the island is home to major artists across the spectrum of artistic disciplines. It was with the advent of the revolution and rise of Fidel Castro that free education and widespread access to the arts became top priorities, giving the underprivileged access to the artistic realm that had once been a domain of the elite. Both an invitation into the world of the dynamic Caribbean island and an overview of the Cuban artistic heritage, this book is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in contemporary art and culture.
Over de auteurs:
Gilbert Brownstone is an art historian and exhibition curator. Camillo Guevara, photographer, teaches at the Havana School of Photography and runs the Che Guevara Studies Center, dedicated to his father. Graziella Pogolotti is a historian and Cuban art critic.
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