Cuba is full of art. Street art, gallery art, acrylic, oil, pencil, watercolour, recycled material… Anything and everything is used, and the art you see is simply spectacular. The abundant art schools, present apparently in every big town, seem to teach well and what is on show doesn’t disappoint the viewers.
The gallery and workshops are usually manned by employees that are friendly and welcoming, and most art pieces can be dismantled from their wooden structure and rolled up for a safe and easy journey home. Too pricey for our budget trip, we unfortunately didn’t buy anything ourselves….but that didn’t stop us for gorging visually.
Street art in Habana
Art in a gallery in Trinidad
An artist I particularly liked in Trinidad
So colourful and original.
The same artist, exploring with nature.
We unfortunately didn’t see any frogs while we were there. Except this one, of course!
A resting gecko
Sculptures in Trinidad
Faces in Yami Martinez’s workshop in Trinidad
Yami Martinez, an artist in Trinidad that portrayed women as coffee machines. We loved him and bought a little papier-mache statue
One of these ^_*
Street art painted on tiles in a garden in Habana
One of my favourite, in Viñales
Art, out to dry. Trinidad.
…and more cars!
The “Prehistoric Mural” in Viñales. Not prehistoric, obviously, and not fantastic. About 30mins were wasted to see this, but hey, it’s still art isn’t it? 😉
A sculpture to symbolise that cooperation and working together significantly increases human strength when confronted with natural forces such as hurricanes and giant waves.
A very colourful gallery in Trinidad
A close-up of one of the paintings
The Che, a popular subject
Cheap, dismantle-able and cute, these hanging birds made for excellent and original souvenirs.
I saw this and thought of an otter. Boyfriend and, sadly, the gallery owner say it’s a fish. What do you see?!
A lovely tile composition in Soroa, at the “Castle in the Clouds” (which was uninteresting in everything else)
Many different techniques were being used
This is the same author as above
A renaissance-style statue in Plaza San Francisco, Habana
Propaganda and art all in one
An artists palette
One of the last galleries we visited in Habana
Wall art. Incredible.
And of course……….