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Cuban and foreign artists participating in the Eighth International Encounter of Mural Painting INTER-NOS 2008
Cuban and foreign artists participating in the Octavo Encuentro Internacional de Pintura Mural (Eighth International Encounter of Mural Painting) INTER-NOS 2008, are joining talent and creativity in five murals spread around Santiago de Cuba.

Aesthetic, cultural and humane values will distinguish the sites were creators are coming together, sites such as the Pizzería El Gallito in the popular corner of Trocha and Carretera del Morro, the Cubanacán building, in Avenida de las Américas, the parapet of the Latin American Cinema and a building in the Carretera de Siboney.

The places also include the Pepito Tey Art Instructors School, where the opinion of the Plastic Arts students was listened to. They are also participating in the execution of that project, all of them donated to the most Caribbean city in Cuba.

Israel Tamayo, director of the Luis Díaz Oduardo Cultural Wiorkshop, the main institution sponsoring the event, highlighted the intention to turn this big eastern city in an important reference genre in that genre, which is being more and more popular in countries from Europe and America.

This plastic art manifestation is like an open air gallery, which brings culture closer to the people while offering everlasting and attractive paintings.

In this occasion there are around thirty artists participating and half of them come from the United States, Spain, Italy, Martinique and Germany.

Santiago de Cuba had in its open spaces 33 mural paintings before the beginning of INTER-NOS 2008, which will end next January 26, with the conclusions of the technical-practical workshops and the inauguration of new projects.

Since ancient times, men used a hard and lasting element such as the wall as a support for its artistic expressions. This wall could be made of stone, could be in the caverns, could be made of adobe or any other material, in order to manifest through mural painting religious, decorative or political motives.

The oldest ones in the world in interiors are found in the prehistoric caves from Altamira, Spain and in Lascaux, France, made more than 14 thousand years ago.


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