Artists celebrate their day

Artists celebrate their day

Visual Arts

By Rose Ross

On September 21, the Day of Artists is celebrated, with the aim of vindicating and honoring the creative work of these professionals in the world. Through their work, artists can transmit thoughts, feelings and emotions to the public that is the main spectator and judge of their production.

These professionals have the skill to create shapes and figures through the use of various materials, techniques, media, objectives and supports. They also develop certain skills that are not only limited to the artistic fact, but go much further.

The subjective component and self-referential questions, as well as the generation of reflection and controversy, are key elements.

The arts world has thousands of exponents who dedicate their lives to expressing all their genius and creativity in their pieces. For this reason, it is very difficult to make a list of those artists who have international prestige.

However, there are classics of universal art known throughout the world, such as the Italian Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti or the Spanish cubist Pablo Picasso.

Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco, as well as American Andy Warhol, exponent of Pop Art, marked a milestone from the region of the Americas.

In Cuba there are also thousands of defenders of this art, some with self-taught training and others with academic studies. Some of these are: Wifredo Lam, Servando Cabrera, Mariano Rodríguez, Víctor Manuel, Amelia Peláez, Rita Longa, just to mention a few examples.