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Wilfredo Lam

One of the downtown plazas of the Italian resort city of Albissola Marina, in the region of Liguria, will bear the name of the great Cuban painter Wilfredo Lam (1902-1982).

The inauguration of the plaza took place during the International Mayolica Festival, an event taking place through April 30 with ceramic artists from some 20 countries participating.

Lam lived and worked on his art the last 20 years of his life in Albissola Marina, which considers him a beloved adoptive son. Stefano Parodi, mayor of Albissola Marina, and Gerardo Soler Cedre, official of the Cuban embassy spoke at the opening ceremony about Lams years in the city and highlighted his contribution to the visual arts during the 20th century.

The project of the square was designed by architects Anna Pisan and Danilo Demi. It includes two rows of columns in a semicircle that close at the end of the plaza in a large ceramic mural two meters high by four long, in which Lams masterpiece The Jungle (1943) is recreated with complete fidelity.

Source: Granma

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