Of my work I would indeed say, that for me, color and form are most important. I am from the tropics. I enjoy vibrant paintings, colors that are bold and contrasting.”
About the Artist
Recognized as one of the legendary painters of 20th century Cuba, Cundo BermÃºdez was born in Havana in 1914. He studied painting in the early 1930s at the prestigious fine arts school in Cuba, San Alejandro Academy. Later in this same decade, the artist spent a year at the Academia San Carlos in Mexico City where he encountered the works of renowned muralists. One of the giants of the modern Mexican school, David Alfaro Siqueiros once commented about the artist: â€œCundo BermÃºdez depicts boldness in the plastic arts. He knows how to execute in a synchronized mannerâ€¦ With his tonalities and pictorial planes, he restructures the space and organizes it at times in an almost miraculous fashion. In my opinion, this artist has great importance in the chromatic range of modern Cuban paintingâ€.Â
In the 1950s, the artist traveled to Europe and became familiar with the work of modern masters such as, Matisse, Gauguin, Rousseau and Picasso. While the feminine figure continued to be prevalent in Cundoâ€™s renditions, the artist elaborated during this decade themes that became important in his vast body of work, namely: musicians, dancers, interiors, acrobats, harlequins and still lifes.
In 1967, the artist left Cuba, settled for some time in Washington D.C. and later resided in Puerto Rico. Some years after, he moved to Miami where he resided and diligently continued to work passionately until he passed away in 2008.
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