Cuban Art by Lisita Lintre
Cuban Art by Lisita Lintre Born on Dec. 24th 1939, Lintre spent her youth taking care of her family. She received no formal education, but was inspired to create Art, starting with clay sculptures and moving on to painting. Among her favorite subjects, are skulls, black women, indigenous people, virgins, animals and mysterious "space people". Her art is infused with modesty, innocence and a creative fantasy world. She had her first exhibition in 1993 at City Hall. Since then, she has received several prizes and commendations for her work. An interesting and lovely example of contemporary Cuban art, this piece seems to depict some type of ceremony, perhaps of Santeria. Most unusual aspect of this piece is the beginnings of another painting on the back, depicting two fantastical figures, which was abandoned and the paper used to make the painting. This probably speaks to the scarcity of materials avilable to artists in Cuba. Truly a great piece.