Cubanìa: A Song to Identity is the wonderful painting exhibition by the Italian / Cuban artist Ramón Cotarelo Crego, taking place in Lucca from 16 October to 22 November at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni of the Banca del Monte Foundation.
Crego was born in Cuba in 1951 and many of his works often revolve around the country’s national tree, the royal palm, which symbolises integrity as "it bends, but does not break". He explains that it’s a tribute emerging from a long-held passion held since his early years. Since 2000, he has been a citizen of Viareggio, where he began to introduce impressive landscapes, intense colors and wonderful artistic motivations into his paintings.
The exhibition in Lucca displays his recent, vibrant works created from 2018 to 2020, 3 of which are expressly dedicated to the city as shown by the use of three symbolic subjects: Ilaria Del Carretto, the labyrinth and the facade of the Cathedral, which is celebrating its 950th anniversary this year.
The exhibition will open on Friday 16 October at 5.30 pm.
Sunday 18, Thursday 22 and 29 October, Thursday 5, 12 and 19 November 2020.
Hours: 4:00 pm / 4:45 pm / 5:30 pm - Free guided tours with the artist - Reservations are required and can be made by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +39 0583 464062.
Ramón Cotarelo Crego was born in Cuba in 1951 and has lived in Viareggio, in the province of Lucca, since 2000. He is a professional architect and graduated in 1975 from the University of Havana. He has carried out several specialized studies on the restoration of monuments and historic centers in Italy. Much of his professional life is dedicated to the research, dissemination and recovery of architectural heritage. He has also been a teacher, lecturer, and guest professor in various institutions in many countries. He worked as a UNESCO consultant in Latin America and Africa. He has dabbled in pottery and painting, but has always felt a deeper connection to drawing.
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