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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Cuban Painter Defends Environment Protection through Art
Florida, Camagüey, Jun 21.- From the municipality of Florida - located 46 km northwest of Camagüey on the way to Havana - visual artist Iván Carbonell Guerra (Machuty) has taken a message through his work to children in Cuba and all over the world. He emphasized humanity needs to avoid environmental destruction.
Machuty has shown in his works it is very important to reduce pollution provoked by the irresponsible human conduct in the planet, and to avoid nuclear accidents as those occurred last year in Japan. This is the pervasive idea in his proposals, as that published on the inside front cover of the Pioneros magazine entitled “Reflexión”.
The above-mentioned painting has to do with hope and the need for a positive turnabout in the universe. Then the involvement of new generations plays a key role in this matter since they must be raised and educated to love nature and contribute to crystallizing the best possible world.
The author voiced his interest in reaching those rounded up in Brazil’s Río+20 Summit with his call, and he advised them to consider the reflections by the Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, who in several occasions has warned on the hazards of a nuclear war and climate change that threaten to extinct the human species.
This young Camagüey-born art instructor said creators must reflect much more about peace and environmental protection in their works to encourage a culture on these issues.
Carbonell Guerra has received accolades and awards in several fields of Cuban culture, among which are the 11th National Digital Art Hall and the 33rd Juan David National Caricature Hall. (Pablo Cabero Viamontes/Radio Cadena Agramonte).