Manuel Mendive Hoyos(La Habana, 1944)

Manuel Mendive is one of the most outstanding personalities in the entire Cuban artistic milieu. He may be considered the Dean of Afro-Cuban contemporary art, preceded in prominence only by Wifredo Lam, with whom he is not stylistically related. From the beginning, he was one of a kind, an atypical figure, not easily identifiable with any national or international artistic trend, unless –in his initial stages- we go back to the popular plastic expressions associated with the religions of African origin in Cuba, or to Africa itself.

Aguas del Río (River waters)
Year: 2009
Technique: Sculpture in bronze
Size: 81 x 38.5 x 22 cm

Theme: religion
Aguas del Río (River waters)
Year: 2009
Technique: Sculpture in bronze
Size: 81 x 38.5 x 22 cm

Concept: religion
Manuel Mendive Hoyos(La Habana, 1944)

Manuel Mendive is one of the most outstanding personalities in the entire Cuban artistic milieu. He may be considered the Dean of Afro-Cuban contemporary art, preceded in prominence only by Wifredo Lam, with whom he is not stylistically related. From the beginning, he was one of a kind, an atypical figure, not easily identifiable with any national or international artistic trend, unless –in his initial stages- we go back to the popular plastic expressions associated with the religions of African origin in Cuba, or to Africa itself.

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