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History & Civilizations

Cuban posters. Revolution and cinema

60 min visit

Museum of Decorative Arts
5 Nov → 2 Feb 2020
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Thursday until 9 pm. Closed Monday.

« Discover the golden age of the Cuban cinematographic poster. Beautiful!  »

It is an epic that the Museum of Decorative Arts invites you to discover. In Cuba, 60 years ago, the revolution rumbled and won. In this unprecedented political context, an equally unexpected poster culture is developing. For the government, posters are a means of propaganda, but they must also provide pleasure and educate people about art. This creates a real artistic effervescence, and a golden age of the Cuban poster. Long unknown, this stylistic school is just beginning to emerge from the closed door in which it was built. The Cuban poster appeared on the island at the end of the 19th century, but it was not until the Revolutionary period that it became a school in its own right. Poster artists of the time such as Ñiko, Eduardo Muñoz Bachs or René Azcuy Cárdenas drew their inspiration from contemporary artistic trends: pop art, psychedelism or even cinematography. Cuban posters. Revolution and Cinema proposes to explore this emulation through 300 posters, mainly from the museum's collections. It allows us to discover and understand the emergence of this great school of poster artists and to follow, through it, the history of the island state.


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