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.

Osun de Paloma (Dove Osun)
Year: 1992
Technique: Sculpture in iron with painted rages and feathers
Size: 158 x 60 x 86 cm

Theme: religion
Osun de Paloma (Dove Osun)
Year: 1992
Technique: Sculpture in iron with painted rages and feathers
Size: 158 x 60 x 86 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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