El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana y la colección de retratos de la pintura española del siglo XIX

Author: Martha Elizabeth Laguna Enrique
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: CEXECI
Collection: Tesis doctorales
Number: 1
ISBN: 978-84-943954-3-7
Price: 15 EUR

The Hispanic cultural imprint in Latin America after the arrival of Europeans to the continent in 1492 and its control has important and endless consequences. In the case of Cuba, one of the last Spanish colonies in the Western hemisphere, this direct bond –as is well known- lasted until the later part of the 19th century and was then reactivated in diverse ways during the first half of the past century along with the successive waves of migration of Spaniards to the Caribbean which continued to enrich the cultural wealth of the islands. It is pertinent to note that the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, founded in 1913, is Cuba’s most important museum institution. The importance and variety of its collections and the number of works gathered –approximately forty seven thousand and seven hundred pieces- including paintings, engravings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, etc.-, make it the leading museum in the insular Caribbean and one of the most important ones in Latin America. This is the 2nd Research Prize CEXECI to Doctoral Theses.