Photo credit: Chela Mitchell
When my husband and I visited Habana Vieja (Old Havana), we had the pleasure of visiting the Museo de Bella's Artes Cubanos. I tried to take photos after I entered the exhibit space and was quickly told by a guard to stop. What can I say, I follow instructions better when I'm in a foreign country. If I were in the States, I would have snuck a few photos here and there.
I noticed a common thread with each of the pieces that we viewed. The colors black, red and green were used often -- colors of strength. The materials used in the artwork was often limited; a sign of Cuba being somewhat shut off from the rest of the world for so long. These amazing Cuban artists made the best of what they had, which is truly an art within itself.
My husband at the museum.
There was also a cool street art scene that featured some murals, sculptural pieces and graffiti . I wish I knew the name of each artist. If you recognize a piece and know who the artist is, please let me know!