This is a spectacular painting by the most important living woman artist in Cuba today. It has the kind of detail she has become known for. It is a magical work. It measures 38cm. x 30cm. (15" x 12"), and is watercolor and ink on paper. It was done in 2003.
Zaida del Rio (b. 1954, Guadalupe, Las Villas, Cuba) is one of Cuba's most respected living female artists today. Her works establish a link between the human body as a landscape and nature. She draws inspiration from her intense connection with mother nature to create a imaginary world where plants and trees merge with human figures that are characterized by their innate femininity. By applying abstraction, del Rio uses a visual vocabulary that addresses spirituality and hedonism.
Del Rio received her diploma in Fine Art from National School of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba, and a Master in Fine Arts from the Ecole de Beaux in Paris, France. Her work has participated in all editions of the Biennial of Havana, Cuba and Biennales in Ecuador, Egypt, Brazil, Santo Domingo, and Japan. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Estudio los Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba; Gallery Via Larga, Florence, Italy; Gallery G, Barcelona, Spain and many other museums and galleries around the world. Her numerous group exhibitions include "Case Western Reserve" at Mather's University Gallery Cleveland, Ohio. Over the years, Del Rio has been honored with several awards including the Third Prize of Painting during the Biennial of Tenri Japan.