Baracoa de Cuba: La Magia de sus pintores / The Painters' Magic (English and Spanish Edition)

 
9780971667525: Baracoa de Cuba: La Magia de sus pintores / The Painters' Magic (English and Spanish Edition)

La Magia de su Pintura/The Painters Magic

Finally, we have a comprehensive study of the outstanding artists of the magical town of Baracoa, the oldest colonial settlement on the island of Cuba. Established in 1511, Baracoa was Cuba's first religious and administrative center. During its long history, a unique artistic tradition developed that is greatly influenced by the clash and eventual melding of the Tai­no, European, and African cultures, along with the constant presence of the exuberant natural beauty of the area.

This Spanish/English publication, with beautiful full-color illustrations, details the evolution of Baracoa's contemporary art movement, and at the same time vividly displays the unique Baracoan style of painting, inspired by nature, legend and myth.

The first section of The Painter's Magic briefly traces the evolution of local painting from the pre-Colombian period to the present time. The second part of the book presents some of Baracoa's most prominent contemporary artists. The high quality reproductions of each individual's work are complemented with personal commentaries by the artists about their painting styles and artistic influences. The carefully woven biographical material helps to illustrate how this school of art is inspired by Hispano-African-Caribbean legends and myths, by the city itself, and also by the many natural wonders that surround Baracoa.

This charming coastal town, nestled against a backdrop of magnificent mountains, has given birth to a decisive Baracoan artistic identity and to a profound sense of the Artist being an integral element of this magical world.

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Elexis Jesus Fernandez Rubio Navarro es graduado de Filosofi­a de la Universidad de Oriente. Se ha desempenado como profesor adjunto del Instituto Superior Pedagagico Frank Pai­s. Actualmente imparte Historia de la Filosofi­a en el Centro Universitario Jose de la Luz y Caballero. Ha recibido varios cursos de postgrado. Es especialista del Registro Nacional de Bienes Culturales y ha escrito numerosos arti­culos acerca de la historia, cultura y tradiciones de Baracoa. En el 2006 publica el libro BARACOA: Apuntes de su Historia y su Banda de Musica. Colabora con diferentes programas televisivos, tanto en Cuba como en Espana, Italia y Japon. En el 2003 fue delegado al Congreso Nacional de Historia. Ocupa la presidencia de la Union de Historiadores de Cuba en su ciudad y es miembro de la Sociedad Cultural Jose Marti'­.

Elexis Fernandez Rubio graduated from the University of Oriente with a degree in Philosophy. He was adjunct professor at the Frank Pais Superior Pedagogical Institute and currently teaches history of philosophy at the Baracoa branch of the University of Guantanamo. He is working toward his master s degree in philosophy. He is a specialist with the National Registry of Cultural Patrimony and is the author of numerous articles on history, culture, and traditions of Baracoa. In 2006 he published a book on the history of the Municipal band entitled Baracoa: Apuntes de su Historia y su Banda de Musica. He is a consultant for television programs in Cuba, as well as in Spain, Italy, and Japan. In 2003, he was a delegate to the National History Conference. He is president of the Union of Cuban Historians for Baracoa, as well as a member of the Jose Marti'­ Cultural Society.

Rosendo Romero Suarez es graduado de Historia del Arte en la Universidad de La Habana. Ha colaborado como profesor en la filial municipal del Instituto Superior Pedagogico Raul Gomez Garci­a, y actualmente como Profesor Asistente en el Centro Universitario Jose' de la Luz y Caballero. Es especialista del Centro de Superacion para la Cultura de Baracoa. Aspira al ti­tulo de Doctor en Ciencias sobre el Arte. Ha realizado varios diplomados y postgrados. Es autor, tutor y curador de proyectos socioculturales y expositivos en su ciudad. Colabora con la Escuela Internacional de Cine de San Antonio de los Banos, con el Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematografica (ICAIC), la television y la radio locales. Es miembro de la Union Nacional de Historiadores de Cuba (UNHIC), asi'­ como de la Sociedad Cultural Jose Marti'.

Rosendo Romero Suarez graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in art history. As assistant professor at the Baracoa branch of Guantanamo University, he teaches art history and philosophy. He specializes in training students for careers in the arts and has completed postgraduate studies and is working toward a doctoral degree in art history. He creates and curates cultural projects and exhibitions in the city. He has worked with the International Film School in San Antonio de los Banos, with the Cuban Art and Film Institute (ICAIC), and local radio and television stations. He is a member of The Association of Cuban Historians and the Jose Marti'­ Cultural Society.

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