Un Lugar Distante (A Distant Place)

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Exhibition Label
After migrating to Miami in 1962 in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, Soriano embarked on a new semiabstract visual vocabulary that helped him transform his feelings of nostalgia for home and country into a creative process of spiritual renewal. The fiery yellows, radiant oranges, and rich browns suggest the sultry climate of the Caribbean, but the fantastic quality of the landscape indicates a personal journey into undiscovered realms dense with cosmic undertones.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Milagros Soriano
Restrictions & Rights
© 1972, Rafael Soriano
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Painting and Sculpture
Object number
Rafael Soriano, born Cidra, Province of Matanzas, Cuba 1920-died Miami, FL 2015
oil on canvas
29 3/4 x 39 5/8 in. (75.6 x 100.6 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum