Cuban Art

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.

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Street art in Habana

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A Fiat!

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Art in a gallery in Trinidad

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An artist I particularly liked in Trinidad

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So colourful and original.

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The same artist, exploring with nature.

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We unfortunately didn’t see any frogs while we were there. Except this one, of course!

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A resting gecko

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Sculptures in Trinidad

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The devil

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Faces in Yami Martinez’s workshop in Trinidad

Yami Martinez Trinidad Cuba

Yami Martinez, an artist in Trinidad that portrayed women as coffee machines. We loved him and bought a little papier-mache statue

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One of these ^_*

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Street art painted on tiles in a garden in Habana

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One of my favourite, in Viñales

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Art, out to dry. Trinidad.

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Cars…

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…cars….

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…and more cars!

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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? 😉

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A gallery

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Beautiful

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A sculpture to symbolise that cooperation and working together significantly increases human strength when confronted with natural forces such as hurricanes and giant waves.

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A very colourful gallery in Trinidad

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A close-up of one of the paintings

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The Che, a popular subject

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Cheap, dismantle-able and cute, these hanging birds made for excellent and original souvenirs.

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I saw this and thought of an otter. Boyfriend and, sadly, the gallery owner say it’s a fish. What do you see?!

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A lovely tile composition in Soroa, at the “Castle in the Clouds” (which was uninteresting in everything else)

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Viva!

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Quite realistic!

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Many different techniques were being used

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This is the same author as above

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Shop art

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A renaissance-style statue in Plaza San Francisco, Habana

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Propaganda and art all in one

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An artists palette

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One of the last galleries we visited in Habana

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Wall art. Incredible.

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And of course……….

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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