“Cuba and the Sea” Painting Exhibition

HAVANA TIMES.-“Cuba y el Mar” (Cuba and the sea), is an anthological exposition of painters from the 19th century to the present. It recreates the sea in different moments in the history of visual arts with different interpretations of the ocean’s immensity.

Seascape by Leopoldo Romañach. Oil on fabric 39 x 64 cm-
Seascape by Leopoldo Romañach. Oil on fabric 39 x 64 cm-

The showing provides a panoramic journey from the period of romanticism, realism, the change of century, the vanguard of the 20th century, abstractionism and the contemporary arts.

The sea is an ever present part of the material and spiritual life of Cubans. It can be the barrier that isolates us and also the vehicle that communicates us with other peoples. It has a permanent presence in the existence of Cuba and has historically been an inspiration of many artists.

The exhibition contains the works of 20 Cuban and foreign artists including Esteban Chartrand, Antonio Gattorno, Valentin Sanz Carta, Cundo Bermudez, Fidelio Ponce, Leopoldo Romañach, Luis Martinez Pedro, Mariano Rodriguez, Pedro Pablo Oliva and Rafael Lillo.

The exhibit was previously shown in Greece where it was highly acclaimed by critics and the public.

Cuba and the Sea exhibition can be seen until October 20th at the Cuban Art building of the National Museum of Fine Arts, located on Trocadero St. between Zulueta and Monserrate in Old Havana. Hours are from 10:00 am. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday and 10:00 to 2:00 pm. on Sundays. The price for foreigners to visit the museum is $5.00 CUC (US $6.00).