Artistic Donations Mark 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution
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- 12 / 27 / 2008
The exhibition, entitled Poética del gallo criollo (Poetics of the Creole Rooster), displays 50 pieces of art donated by these creators, and will be permanently shown in the Manuel Muñoz Cedeño Granma Province Museum.
The rooster, considered a symbol of the Cuban countryside traditions, is the main figure of inspiration of this collection that gathers dozen of paintings, drawings and three-dimensional pieces of art.
Ever Fonseca, who received recognition in the name of the participating artists, said this was an idea conceived by UNEAC (the National Union of Cuban Artists and Writers) and the CDR (the Committee for the Defence of the Revolution). Through the project The Rooster of the Revolution, these organizations intend to spread avant-garde art of Cuban culture throughout the country.
Previously, some of these artists took part in the opening of another similar 50-piece art exhibition, which is on permanent showing in the Museum of Rural Struggles, in the remote community of El Plátano.
This latest exhibition is the outcome of an official call in Havana for small format pieces of art. It was first exhibited in March in the capital at the José Martí Memorial, and later began an itinerant trip that ended up in El Plátano, the hometown of Commander of the Revolution Guillermo García Frías.