Posted on April 14, 2010
Until May 17, the museum offers a sample with the best exponents of Cuban art, among them René Portocarrero, Wilfredo Lam and Amelia Pelaez.
Mariano Rodriguez. The Dove of Peace, 1940. Oil on canvas. 74, 5 x 63.5 cm. Alejandro Rodriguez Collection, Havana. Estate Mariano Rodríguez, Havana
The work of a generation of Cuban artists revived in the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (Malba) until mid-May. This is an interesting and comprehensive sample of more than 150 of the most significant works Cuban painters, those who are identified as the "vanguard" and that, between 1920 and 1940, renewed the pictorial scene of the island.
The importance of this generation is undoubtedly to art historians. They are artists whose contributions were momentous to start talking of a "Cuban art" as such, rather than the "art of Cuba".
From Wilfredo Lam and Amelia Pelaez to Mario Carreno and René Portocarrero, the exhibition displays works by 13 Cuban artists. In some cases, like Pelaez, including pieces that were part of his personal collection until the death of the artist. For the first time, the public will be called, like photographs of José Manuel Acosta.
The painter Amelia Pelaez.
Women, nationalism and political
From the Malba, emphasize that this show , which will be open until the 17th of May is structured around three key themes in the modernization of painting Cubaba: woman looked down, nationalism and the cultural roots and Cuban vanguard relationship with the political conflicts of his time.