Cuba Culture

Naive Style Painting Movement in Sancti Spiritus Cuba

Posted August 23, 2004 by publisher in Cuba Culture.


Central Sancti Spiritus province has become a stronghold of the so-called naīve painting in Cuba.

That artistic trend groups painters who do their work by intuition and do not have academic formation, and whose artwork is highly-priced in international art markets.

As part of the development of that cultural expression, the Provincial Art Center inaugurated an exhibition entitled “From Naīve to Naīve Treatment”.
The exhibition, according to experts, features the work of the most primitive painters from the province, who are grouped by trends and creative results.

One of the most outstanding painters is Armando Portieles (Caracusey), who has developed the countryside topic, recreated with the use of a wide range of formal and conceptual resources.

The experts said that the distinctive characteristics of naīve artists are naivety, primitiveness and popular nature.

Member Comments

On August 26, 2004, Dana Garrett wrote:

Does anyone have a link to a website showing examples of the kinds of paintings -produced by this movement?