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Now available in a paperback edition, this sumptuous survey of Cuban art reveals the development of a distinct national identity and serves as an illustrated narrative of the country s colorful past and present.Cuba's artistic tradition is as rich as its history, though its treasures are rarely appreciated outside of the country. This catalog, which accompanied an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, gathers paintings, drawings and photography from Cuba done over the past century and a half. In addition to hundreds of works on paper, it features revealing photographs-some never before published-that record the country's wars of independence and revolution, its utopian endeavors and social realities. Numerous essays explore aspects of the Cuban visual arts such as nineteenth-century landscapes and photojournalism, the burgeoning of the arte nuevo period, Wifredo Lam's seminal African-inspired images, the creation of the famed collective mural, Castro-era poster art and the emergence of a new generation of artists. This book chronicles a unique culture of synthesis, born at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and whose art bears witness to important historical events of the past 150 years.

Synopsis:

At the time of his death in 2006, Agustin Fernandez ranked among Cubaand#8217;s most outstanding artists. Defying simple categorization, today his work is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. In 1980 Brian de Palmaand#8217;s film Dressed to Kill famously included one of the artistand#8217;s paintings, launching him into the public arena. This is the first comprehensive study of Fernandezand#8217;s work, which has been exhibited and collected in major museums and private collections throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

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Now available in a paperback edition, this sumptuous survey of Cuban art reveals the development of a distinct national identity and serves as an illustrated narrative of the country s colorful past and present.Cuba's artistic tradition is as rich as its history, though its treasures are rarely appreciated outside of the country. This catalog, which accompanied an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, gathers paintings, drawings and photography from Cuba done over the past century and a half. In addition to hundreds of works on paper, it features revealing photographs-some never before published-that record the country's wars of independence and revolution, its utopian endeavors and social realities. Numerous essays explore aspects of the Cuban visual arts such as nineteenth-century landscapes and photojournalism, the burgeoning of the arte nuevo period, Wifredo Lam's seminal African-inspired images, the creation of the famed collective mural, Castro-era poster art and the emergence of a new generation of artists. This book chronicles a unique culture of synthesis, born at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and whose art bears witness to important historical events of the past 150 years.

About the Author

Donald Kuspit is a renowned art critic and professor emeritus of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the author of numerous books. Susan Aberth is associate professor of art history at Bard College. Rocand#237;o Aranda-Alvarado is curator at El Museo del Barrio. Abby McEwen is assistant professor of Latin American art at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783791343945
Subtitle:
The Metamorphosis of Experience
Publisher:
5 Continents Editions
Editor:
Bondil, Nathalie
Author:
McEwen, Abby
Author:
Aberth, Susan
Author:
Bondil, Nathalie
Author:
Kuspit, Donald B.
Author:
Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20121101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
220 color illustrations
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.5 x 11.75 in

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Cuba: Art and History from 1868 to Today
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Product details 260 pages Prestel Publishing - English 9783791343945 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At the time of his death in 2006, Agustin Fernandez ranked among Cubaand#8217;s most outstanding artists. Defying simple categorization, today his work is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. In 1980 Brian de Palmaand#8217;s film Dressed to Kill famously included one of the artistand#8217;s paintings, launching him into the public arena. This is the first comprehensive study of Fernandezand#8217;s work, which has been exhibited and collected in major museums and private collections throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America.
"Synopsis" by , Now available in a paperback edition, this sumptuous survey of Cuban art reveals the development of a distinct national identity and serves as an illustrated narrative of the country s colorful past and present.Cuba's artistic tradition is as rich as its history, though its treasures are rarely appreciated outside of the country. This catalog, which accompanied an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, gathers paintings, drawings and photography from Cuba done over the past century and a half. In addition to hundreds of works on paper, it features revealing photographs-some never before published-that record the country's wars of independence and revolution, its utopian endeavors and social realities. Numerous essays explore aspects of the Cuban visual arts such as nineteenth-century landscapes and photojournalism, the burgeoning of the arte nuevo period, Wifredo Lam's seminal African-inspired images, the creation of the famed collective mural, Castro-era poster art and the emergence of a new generation of artists. This book chronicles a unique culture of synthesis, born at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and whose art bears witness to important historical events of the past 150 years.
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