Exhibition of the work of five famous Cuban painters in Lisbon
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- Arts and Culture
- culture an traditions
- Paint and Sculpture
- 10 / 23 / 2008
The exhibition presents twenty-eight pieces by the artists Pedro Pablo Oliva, Flora Fong, Nelson Domínguez, Agustín Bejarano and Julio César Banasco and is sponsored by the Cuba-Portugal Friendship parliamentary group and the Cuban embassy in Lisbon.
According to declarations given to SIC, Fong revealed her intention that observers might get a different vision when reflecting clouds of hope and optimists through her paintings of flora and nature.
On the other hand, Domínguez dedicates his work to ancient myths, legends and beliefs that were expanded throughout the Caribbean by the slaves taken to Cuba to work in the sugar cane plantations.
Also, Oliva pointed out that he wanted to show in Portugal portraits of Cuba’s historical leader, Fidel Castro, because of his importance as an icon of the Cuban Revolution.
Meanwhile, the culture attaché of the Cuban embassy in Lisbon, Ana María Díaz-Canel, highlighted the mixture of races that exists in Cuban culture and population and its reflection in visual art and in art in general.
The exhibition of the Cuban artists was inaugurated past October 1 by the vice-president of the Assambly of the Republic, Antonio Filipe.