Works by Cuban Painter Raul Martinez on Display in New York
- Submitted by: manso
- Paint and Sculpture
- 08 / 13 / 2010
HAVANA, CUBA.- More than 40 pieces by Cuban artist Raul Martinez, (Ciego de Avila 1927- La Habana 1995), are currently on display at New York’s Magnan Metz, according to a report aired by the National Television Newscast.
Photographs, oil paintings, drawings and collages make up the collection of playwright Abelardo Estorino, which shows US art lovers the creativity of one of the most important figures of 20th century Cuban fine arts.
Corina Matamoros, a specialist with Havana’s Museum of Fine Arts, was the curator of the exhibition, which was inaugurated on July 22 and will be opened to the public until August 13.
In 1988, she was in charge of a retrospective of Martinez in that Cuban museum, and she’s presently writing a book on the work of this artist, the winner of the 1994 National Fine Arts Prize.
A painter, a designer and a photographer, Martinez’s life was linked to all the important moments of Cuban culture after 1959.
He participated in the germinal process of Cuban cinema, in the founding and height of Havana’s Casa de las Americas cultural institution, the creation and development of the Cuban Book Institute, the promotion and expansion of artistic photography, the poster era, and in great theater projects on the island.
Source: Radio Rebelde