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Picturing CubaArt, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora$
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Jorge Duany

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400905

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400905.001.0001

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Colonial Art and Its Afterlife

Colonial Art and Its Afterlife

Visualizing the Nation Then and Now

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(p.51) 3 Colonial Art and Its Afterlife
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Picturing Cuba
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Alison Fraunhar

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400905.003.0004

Art historian Alison Fraunhar examines how graphic and fine arts helped trace the contours of national identity in colonial Cuba well before the island’s independence. Fraunhar dwells on maps and other visual representations of rural and urban landscapes, people, and historical events that were critical to imagine Cuba as a separate nation with its own culture. The author argues persuasively that late nineteenth-century images of the island’s geography, history, and culture continue to be significant visual markers for contemporary Cuban artists.

Keywords:   Graphic, Art, Maps, Colonial Cuba, National identity, Rural and urban landscapes

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