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Cuban Art Cundo BermúdezCundo Bermúdez
Period: The Vanguard
1914 - 2008

La Anunciación
The Annunciation, 1951
mixed media on paper
5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

Cundo Bermúdez was born in La Habana in 1914. "When I was young I wanted to be a writer; although I studied at the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts, I never intended to take art seriously. The thirties was a decade of labor strikes and university closings; the economic situation was terrible by the time I went to Mexico in 1938. I was never awarded a scholarship in Cuba. I have never had material ambitions and have been very independent. When the news came of Batista's coup d'etat in 1952, I was vacationing in Europe. I returned home and dedicated myself full-time to painting. It has been like that ever since. I have fun at what I do; the pleasure I get from painting is vital for me. I enjoy art like Mozart enjoyed his music. Some people are concerned over philosophic postulations, over universal chaos, over the atomic bomb; for me, painting is a celebration of form and color, and nothing more. I left Cuba absolutely disillusioned, perhaps because I had believed totally in the revolution. Between 1962 and 1967, the government obliterated me. I was neither harassed nor persecuted, but simply ignored. Exile has affected the individual, not the artist. When I arrived in Puerto Rico, I felt as if I had reached a region of Cuba I had not known previously. In a way, I still feel uprooted, for I do not feel at home anywhere."

 
 

Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
After the Performance ]
(Después de la Función)

Cundo Bermúdez
ca 1956
watercolor on heavy paper laid down on board
12 x 17 3/4 inches
C4919



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Dama Sentada a la Mesa
(Lady Sitting at the Table)

Cundo Bermúdez
1995
oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches
05937

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Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez Dos Figuras con Florero
(Two Figures with Flower Vase)

Cundo Bermúdez
ca. 1959
mixed media on board, laid down on canvas
28 x 22 1/4 inches
03952


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Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez El Juglar
(The Juggler)

Cundo Bermúdez
1955
watercolor on paper laid down on board
14 1/2 x 11 inches
03184



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Flower Vase on a Table
(Florero sobre la Mesa)

Cundo Bermúdez
ca 1956
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
23 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
C4877



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Hombre Sentado a la Mesa
(Man Seated at a Table)

Cundo Bermúdez
1945
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
20 x 16 inches
05539

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Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Hombre Sentado
(Seated Man)

Cundo Bermúdez
ca. 1943
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on canvas
20 x 16 inches
03919

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Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez Interior con Vista al Mar (de la Serie Gusanitas)
(Interior with Sea View (from the Gusanita Series)

Cundo Bermúdez
1969
oil on canvas
31 3/4 x 22 inches
02926



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
La Anunciación
(The Annunciation)

Cundo Bermúdez
1951
mixed media on paper
5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
03328



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez Mercedes y el Mar
(Mercedes and the Sea)

Cundo Bermúdez
1986
mixed media on paper laid down on board
30 x 22 inches
03327



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Reclining Woman
(Mujer Reclinada)

Cundo Bermúdez
1969
mixed media on heavy paper
35 1/2 x 52 inches
05961

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Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Retrato de Julio L. Berestein
(Portrait of Julio L. Berestein)

Cundo Bermúdez
ca. 1942
oil on board laid down on canvas
24 1/2 x 17 inches
04910



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez Rey y Reina
(King and Queen)

Cundo Bermúdez
1969
mixed media on paper laid down on board
51 x 35 3/4 inches
04658



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez Saltimbanquis
(Acrobats)

Cundo Bermúdez
1951
gouache on paper laid down on board
21 x 17 inches
C4293



Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez Tres Músicos
(Three Musicians)

Cundo Bermúdez
ca. 1943
watercolor and ink on paper
5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches
04349


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