De pilon café cubano - Painting by Carlos Luna:
Robert and Daisy Blanchard Cisneros Art Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.
Miramar Cultural Center - Artspark, Mirimar, Florida, USA, April 3 - September 7,
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, USA, October 2, 2008 - February 23, 2009.
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, January 11 - May 5, 2007.
Carlos Luna, Personal Histories, Susquehanna Art Museum, Polk Museum of Art & The
Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, p. 96 - 97, Published July 2006,
Illustrated in color.
Pablo Picasso Ceramics, Carlos Luna Paintings, p. 86 - 87 (Cat. 11), Published 2008,
De pilon café cubano
Often the narratives focus on a set of characters: machismo figures such as the Rooster
Man and the Guajiro honestly reflect the artist’s consciousness of his upbringing
in a machismo-driven society. At the same time his profound respect for the worth
and power of the feminine is shown in the elegant and beautiful character of “pretty
lady,” reportedly based on his wife, Claudia. Symbolic animal figures such as the
black bull, the horse, and the alligator, whose graphic shape may refer to Cuba,
help populate Luna’s narratives. The rooster as a symbol of machismo is deeply embedded
in Cuban culture and recalls Luna’s boyhood experience as a participant in the popular
culture of cockfights.
- Curtis L. Carter ©
The Cisneros Capital Group (CCG) Art Collection is a private art collection - primarily
made up of Latin American paintings. We are pleased to present paintings, sculptures
and drawings by Carlos Luna, an outstanding Cuban painter and sculptor.
The CCG Carlos Luna Art Collection is being presented online so that more people
can enjoy these great paintings. If you work for a Museum, City Cultural Center,
or University Institution and are interested in an exhibition of Carlos Luna, please
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