Painting Themes, Social Memory and National Identity in Cuban Art

By Christiane Paponnet-Cantat.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Theory and History

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The general purpose of this paper is to provide insights on how painting can be relevant to the study of social memories and the shaping of national identities. By associating painting themes with the cultural and political experiences of a society, the author attempts to establish a relation between art content, social memories, and nationalist consciousness. To explore this issue, the author uses themes found in Cuban paintings.

Keywords: Painting Themes, Social Memory, National Identity

The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 8, Issue 2, July 2014, pp.33-45. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 3, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 426.955KB)).

Dr. Christiane Paponnet-Cantat

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada