abril 26, 2008

Religious Art Exhibition in Cuba.

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 23, 2008. - The largest exhibition of religious art in the history of Sancti Spiritus city, located at the central part of Cuba, takes place Wednesday at Centro Provincial de Patrimonio.
That exhibition was inaugurated on the occasion of the activities to celebrate International Day of Monuments and Sites, established on April 18, 1982 by International Council of Monuments and Sites and approved by UNESCO General Conference.
The exhibition includes works made with different techniques and materials from Catholic and Presbyterian churches, Javaia Hebrew Community and Yoruba religion.
According to historian Maria Antonia Jimenez, religious art has its antecedents in 17th century, when altars of temples were made with local resources in this village founded by Diego Velazquez on 1514.