Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban painter Rogelio Fundora, also known as “El Guajiro que Pinta” (the peasant who paints), donated an artwork to the Cuban mission of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), during the opening of his latest exhibition.
The painting, dedicated to the International Year of Family Farming, is a 200×155-cm oil on canvas, which is part of the exhibition “Del guajiro te traigo un recado” (From the Peasant I Bring You a Message), which opened on Friday night at the Carmelo Gonzalez Gallery in Havana.
Theodor Friedrich, FAO permanent representative in Cuba, thanked the Cuban artist for his gesture and recognized how painters put, with feeling and passion, the expressive resources of art to show the contribution of men, women and peasant families to the peoples’ food sovereignty.
Friedrich told Prensa Latina that Fundora’s donation is a sign of the generosity of peasant people.
The exhibition, which will be open in December, includes works from the series “Guajiros de Mi Tierra” (Peasants from My Land), made up of oil-on-cardboard portraits of important figures of the political, social, intellectual and peasant life in Cuba.