Art: “Miami’s Cuban Art”

Things to do in Little Havana
(Miami is the capital of the Cuban Exile, the city where hundreds of thousands Cubans populated when they left Castro’s communist disaster. And naturally, among the many professionals and labourers, there were…and are…many artists)

Cuba was the logical extension of Spain and no Spaniard ever felt out of place there…then the disaster of the Castro revolution destroyed the spirit, the beauty and much worse, the culture of the Cubans. Thankfully, an entire population, composed mainly of the professional class and the academics, fled to Miami, Florida, where they developed what was a sleepy Southern town and turned it into a mega-metropolis, cosmopolitan, vibrant, economically viable and a magnet for all who search a new life in the United States. I know, I lived there for many years…

Hope you enjoy this brief look at some of the artwork produced by Miami’s Cuban artists.

(Art that reflects the pain of losing one’s homeland, art that reflects the joy of living as free men and women in the US)

Cheers…

19 comments

  1. Brad Osborne · 17 Days Ago

    A beautiful homage to a beautiful people. Vivir gratis!

  2. ourcrossings · 17 Days Ago

    Miami is certainly an exciting hub for arts and culture, and I have to say that some of the artwork produced by Miami’s Cuban artists are truly amazing, Francisco! 🙂

  3. Easymalc · 17 Days Ago

    Is this where you got your inspiration from originally Francesc?

  4. beth · 17 Days Ago

    i love this art and while i wait to visit cuba one day, a nice place to experience the art

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Thank you Beth, the best Cuba is in Miami, believe me, I’ve been twice to the island, it’s depressing…

  5. spwilcen · 17 Days Ago

    Liked the art, especially the Quixote piece. A few pieces exceptional. Vivid,what I imagine when I think “Cuba.” As always, a superlative post~

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      The Quijote is one I liked as well SP…What I think of when I think Cuba is hunger, prisons, repression and communist slavery of people=no freedom, no happiness; no communism, no problem! Thank you as always my good friend!

  6. equipsblog · 17 Days Ago

    I think this is one of your best video montages yet, Francisco. I love all of the art. Would you be willing to do a written blogger interview for me? Fantastico! (How do you do the upside-down exclamation mark or do you have a Spanish keyboard?)

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Thank you Pat, I am so glad you liked it. And yes, the artwork is quite fabulous. Do a written blogger interview for you? What is that? In Spanish when you write a question, you must open the interrogation with that symbol, it’s on the Spanish keyboard…

  7. equipsblog · 17 Days Ago

    I’m sure that I can Google it to find the keystrokes on a non-Spanish keyboard.— I tried it several times (ALT 173) and it did not work in this print box or in Word.). I would write up to 10 questions that you would have the choice of answering, editing, or suggesting alternates You would write down your answers and I would publish the interview with a link to your blog. First question: You are obviously a creator. Do you consider yourself primarily an artist, poet, or songwriter?

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Sounds great Pat. Gladly will reply. First question: I am a searcher, an investigator. I would have loved to have been a songwriter as I find the genre to be one of the most beautiful and complete forms of artistic expression. I would have loved to have been a poet, but I only got as far as learning how to create rhymes. I paint to find more answers, to research and investigate the secrets of our existence and our material world. Thank you 😊 Pat.

  8. equipsblog · 17 Days Ago

    Good answer. I should have said composer rather than songwriter, which would have been more accurate.

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