The sign ¨El Café Parisién¨ adorned with a smoky coffee pot, fruits of sapota, mammee and pineapple, arabesques of acanthus of color ocher and his signature make up the four meters high work and five wide, in the regular state of conservation, located in the top part of a wall where today there is a business establishment.

As “mural of cult” or “kind of totem pole” qualified the representation Danilo Vega, specialist of the Council of the Visual Arts of Villa Clara, during his conference about the curious episode, between 1924 and 1925, which constitutes a precedent of the so-called white epoch of the author of the famous works “Tuberculosis“ and “Beatas“.

This year the Lounge Fidelio Ponce de León commemorates the 120th anniversary of the birthday of the recognized painter of the sad brushes, hence the homage of the Spanish artist José González Trincado with a personal exhibit, in the gallery Larios; as well as the retrospective Fidelio, in the Provincial Museum Ignacio Agramonte, with works never seen before.

His real name was Alfredo Ramón Jesus de la Paz Fuentes Pons (1895-1949), but he is known as Fidelio Ponce de León, one of the most important signatures of the Cuban plastic arts of the XXth century, a pilgrim who taught poor children and painted in bars to be able to eat.

Translated by BA in English Language, Manuel Barrera Téllez

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