Havana Street Art 1

Advertising art from another era - Havana Cuba Day 1

Advertising art from another era – Havana Cuba Day 1

Since my last post from Cuba featured some street art, I’ve decided to show more in this and the next few posts (on Thursdays.)  I’ve arranged them by the day they were taken. These are all from Old Havana.

Beautiful advertising art on stucco walls.

Beautiful advertising art on stucco walls.

Sancho Panza is a brand of cigars in Cuba so this sculpture also serves as a type of advertising. However, Havana is rather taken with Cervantes’ tale of Don Quixote -and there are other statues around the city of characters from the book – so this is advertising is only indirect.

El Sancho de la Habana (1989) by Leo D'lazaro - Havana Cuba Day 1

El Sancho de la Habana (1989) by Leo D’lazaro – Havana Cuba Day 1

A Sculpture of an entirely different style - Havana Cuba Day 1

A sculpture of an entirely different style – Havana Cuba Day 1

There was a whole range of wall painting of which you will see more later.

Not all wall art is this detailed or beautiful.

Not all wall art is this detailed or beautiful.

Simplicity

Simplicity

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5 comments on “Havana Street Art 1

  1. inesephoto says:

    A lot of interesting material for photography! I love the running geese on the ad, and the melted sculpture 🙂

  2. BuntyMcC says:

    I too love art and advertising from the early 20th century so the geese and the fonts really caught my eye. Not sure what you meant about a melted sculpture – the gold one? – I liked the concept – with missing body pieces, but somehow it didn’t fit into the rest of the visuals in Havana – too modern!!!

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