Dualidad Antillana:
Cuba & Puerto Rico

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Duality: The quality or condition of being dual; an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something; a dualism.

Cuba and Puerto Rico.  These two Antilles were conquered by Spain in 1492 and 1493 by Christopher Columbus.  They had similar histories and were participants of many of the same wars and struggles.  Cubans and Puerto Ricans have similar roots: the Native Indian Tainos, Spaniards,  Africans, and Europeans, with some Asian influences as well.  They were both colonies of Spain for more than 400 years. Until the United States became involved, their evolution through a revolution of so many aspects, from political to agricultural, from social democracy to socialism…the future can only tell the continuous duality of these two countries.

Puerto Rico remains a colony of the United States while Cuba is an independent country governed by one political party and structure since 1959.  Both are “democratic” but with their own idiosyncrasies.

Artists from both countries are influenced by their environment, their people, religions,  political situation, spirituality, their roots, and cultural influences; materials are limited in Cuba (for many reasons) while in Puerto Rico are expensive due to the Acts that impact the economy and port taxes.

CUBA

“The problem today is to maintain socialist principles when we have to use not only socialist but capitalist means.”

CUBA & PR

“No es Facil – It is not Easy”applies to anything nowadays."

CUBA & PR

"We love U.S. culture, we play your sports, study your language, and know all of your Hollywood stars."

PR

"The problem today is to maintain our values as a country instead of kneeling to the US for aide, when they treat us as a third-class citizen. We are the oldest colony in the world."

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I HAVE A WHITE ROSE TO TEND

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I cultivate a white rose 
In June as in January 
For the sincere friend
who shakes my hand frankly. 
And for the cruel person 
Who would want to break my heart, 
I cultivate, neither thistles nor thorns, 
I cultivate a white rose. 
 

Jose Marti

Cultivo una rosa blanca 
en junio como enero 
para el amigo sincero 
que me da su mano franca. 
Y para el cruel que me arranca el corazón con que vivo, 
cardo ni ortiga cultivo; 
cultivo la rosa blanca. 

  Jose Marti

Wilfred Labiosa

Wilfred Labiosa

Taino Indian Goddesses

Acrylic on Paper
15" x 17"
Zumbadora

Rios

Zumbadora

Silk Screen
20" x 28"
La Tabaquera

Mauro Coca

La Tabaquera

Silk Screen
25.5" x 33"
Bomba y Plena

Cuevas

Bomba y Plena

Acrylic on Paper
19" x 38"
Aire

Max

Aire

Silk Screen
21" x 27"
Botellas

Luciano

Botellas

Silk Screen
19" x 17"
Wilfred Labiosa

Wilfred Labiosa

Taino Indian Gods

Acrylic on Paper
15" x 17"
Espiritus

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Fuster

Espiritus

Watercolor & Pen on Paper
16" x 12"
La Santa

Seil

La Santa

Acrylic on Canvas
26" x 38"
Belleza

Max

Belleza

Silk Screen
21" x 27"
El Nino de los Lirios

Nicole

El Nino de los Lirios

Silk Screen
16" x 28"
El Circo en Puerto Rico

Sobrino

El Circo en Puerto Rico

Silk Screen
17" x 23"
Cuba & Puerto Rico greet each other

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Fuster

Cuba & Puerto Rico Greet Each Other

Acrylic on Paper
18" x 22"
El Campesino Boricua

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Fuster

El Campesino Boricua

Acrylic on Paper
18" x 22"
Poblado

Joanna Merigal

Poblado

Silk Screen
24" x 15"
Equitacion, Serie Mente Sana

Janette Brossard

Equitacion, Serie Mente Sana

Xilography 
24" x 15"
Jose Marti

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Fuster

Jose Marti

Acrylic on Canvas
15.5" x 16"
El Dialogo

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Fuster

El Dialogo

Acrylic and Pencil on Paper
31.5" x 25.5"
El Manglar

Seil

El Manglar

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
Soy Cuba

Portocarrero

Soy Cuba

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Naranja Mecanica

Nelson Ponce

Naranja Mecanica

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
XIV Juegos Deportivos Centroamercanos y del Caribe

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Fuster

XIV Juegos Deportivos Centroamercanos y del Caribe

Silk Screen
12" x 30"
Se Permuta

Eduardo Munoz Bachs

Se Permuta

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Fresa y Chocolate

Unknown

Fresa y Chocolate

Silk Screen
22" x 31"
Mickey Mouse

Pepe Mendez

Mickey Mouse

Silk Screen
22" x 30"
Conducta

Estudio Rampa

Cunducta

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Lucia

Raul Martinez

Lucia

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Cria Cuervos

Eduardo Munoz Bachs

Cria Cuervos

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Elpidio Valdes Jugando Pelote

David Gallo

Elpidio Valdes Jugando Pelote

Silk Screen
22" x 30"
Estetica

Eduardo Munoz Bachs

Estetica

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Betty Boop

Estudio Rampa

Betty Boop

Silk Screen
22" x 30"
Vampiros en la Habana

Eduardo Munoz Bachs

Vampiros en la habana

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Impulsivismo

Robertiko Ramos

Impulvisimo

Silk Screen
21" x 29"
Festival de para el Pueblo

Estudio DivEdCo

Festival de Arte para el Pueblo

Silk Screen
22" x 32"
Carnival de Puerto Rico

Isabel Bernal

Carnival de Puerto Rico

Silk Screen
19.5" x 26"
Concoe a Borinquen

Tufino

Concoe a Borinquen

Silk Screen
20" x 27"
Hurican

Ed Vera Cortes

Huracan

Silk Screen
26" x 37"
14avo Festival Nacional Indigena en Jayuya

Alberto Ortiz Collazo

14avo Festival Nacional Indigena en Jayuya

Silk Screen
22" x 28"
5to Festival Indigena en Jayuya

Alberto Oritz Collazo

5to Festival Indigena en Jayuya

Silk Screen
21" x 27"
Fiestas de Pueblo Caguas

Unknown

Fiestas de Pueblo Caguas

Silk Screen
18.5" x 28"
4to Festival de la Cana

Estudio DivEdCo

4to Festival de la Cana

Silk Screen
19.5" x 28"
Fiestas de la Calle

Lilian Colon

Fiestas de la Calle

San Sebastioan

Silk Screen
17" x 23"
El Yunque

Wilfred Labiosa

El Yunque

Lithograph
18" x 24"
Calle del Hospital

Wilfred Labiosa

Calle del Hospital

Acrylic on Paper
17.5" x 21"
El Camino

Casiano

El Camino

Acrylic on Paper
12" x 16"
Platanal

Seil

Platanal

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
Puertorriqueno de Clavo Pasao

Alberto Ortiz Collazo

Puertorriqueno de Clavo Pasao

Silk Screen
16" x 19"
Flores

Portocarrero

Dualidad

Silk Screen
14" x 16"
Amo a esta Isla

Rodriguez & Brent

Amo a esta Isla

Silk Screen
10.5" x 11"
Parque Vidal en Santa Clara

Susana Trueba

Parque Vidal en Santa Clara

Drawing on Paper
21" x 24.5"
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G. Matos

Habana Vieja

Oil on Canvas
12" x 20"
Santo Corazon

Robertiko Ramos

Santo Corazon

Block Print on Card
12" x 13.5"
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Waldemar Brodhurst

Pigeon

Wire Sculpture
6" x 9" x 12"
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Waldemar Brodhurst

Guajiro

Wire Sculpture
14" x 19" x 20"
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Felix Jose Duran

Caridad del Cobre

"Oshun"

Wooden Sculpture
3" x 9" x 10"
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Felix Jose Duran

San Blas

"Blaise"

Wooden Sculpture
4" x 4" x 9"
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Byron Motley

Gran Teatro de la Habana

Photograph
18" x 22"
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Byron Motley

Camilo Cienfuegos

Photograph
18" x 22"
El Patio en el Viejo San Juan

Wilfred Labiosa

El Patio en el Viejo San Juan

Acrylic on Paper
22" x 28"
Caleta de las Monjas

Lillian Colon

Caleta de las Monjas

Silk Screen
21" x 27"
Pina Realeza

Seil

Pina Realeza

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
La Serenata

Sobrino

La Serenata

Silk Screen
21" x 27"
El

Portocarrero

El

Silk Screen
14" x 16"
Dualidad

Portocarrero

Dualidad

Silk Screen
12" x 13.5"
Sierra Maestra

Smets & Rampa

Sierra Maestra

Silk Screen
12" x 13"
Puente Ferreo del Rio Agabama en Villa Clara