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.

Marcha del pueblo combatiente (March of Combatant people)
Year: 1980
Technique: Acrylic on wood
Size: 64.5 x 104 cm (canvas) 77.5 x 118 cm (frame)

Theme: politics
Marcha del pueblo combatiente (March of Combatant people)
Year: 1980
Technique: Acrylic on wood
Size: 64.5 x 104 cm (canvas) 77.5 x 118 cm (frame)

Concept: politics
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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