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Eusebio Leal

Eusebio Leal: The Unerasable Traces

Nearly 30 years have gone  by since I met Eusebio Leal, right there in his Old Havana at the Palace of the Captains General. I was accompanied by 40 Spanish advertisers who had come to visit Cuba: his
cudillero

Asturias, beloved homeland

“Asturias, Patria querida” is the official anthem of the Principality of Asturias, in Spain. It is a popular song that was so rooted among the Asturians that it was finally chosen as an anthem. But few
Tomás Vicente Lara Franquis

Tomás Lara: art is a vital necessity

For almost four decades, his life has been confined to art. He not only thinks and lives as an artist, but also watches over his colleagues as the president of the Advisory Council for the Development
parrandas

Let the “parrandas” go on

In a meeting attended by Gladys Collazo, president of the National Council of Cultural Heritage and Yaima Esquivel, Cuba´s permanent representative in UNESCO, the parrandas have been declared Inmateria
The "Trilemma" of art

The "Trilemma" of art

To exist as a free entity issued by the aesthetic conscience, without depending on conditions outside personality that deform or mediate it; to be born marked by a faith that is distant from its essent
Trinidad

A Warp Temple

Dressed in the finery of tradition with this new naming, Trinidad is registered as the fifth city in Latin America to deserve the title of Ciudad Artesanal del Mundo, preceded by three in Chile and one
Under the sea…not everything is blue

Urgent messages from the water painter

So when I arrived at the opening of “Bajo el mar...no todo es azul” (Under the sea…not everything is blue) on the afternoon of June 5, I had already enjoyed certain charms of his new plastic work. But
Leo Brouwer

He is happy because he has thought about what is beautiful and felt what is great

Today I want to write about the friend I learned to respect and admire since I was a teenager. He is an authentic patriarch of our culture who is turning nothing less than the venerable age of eighty.
Nicolás Guillén

Havana misses you so, Nicolás!

Nicolás Guillén returns to visit the Alameda de Paula in the old part of the City. When it is thirty years after the “physical departure” of Cuba´s National Poet, artist Enrique Angulo wanted to erect
Botero

Fernando Botero: From the mandolin to the "boterismo"

Although it seems unprecedented, it is the first time that the work of Colombian painter, sculptor and draftsman Fernando Botero (Medellín, 1932) is presented in Barcelona, specifically in the Marlboro