Un Lugar Distante (A Distant Place)

  • Rafael Soriano, Un Lugar Distante (A Distant Place), 1972, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Milagros Soriano, 2012.31.1, © 1972, Rafael Soriano

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

Title
Un Lugar Distante (A Distant Place)
Artist
Date
1972
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
29 3/4 x 39 5/8 in. (75.6 x 100.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Milagros Soriano

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Object Number
2012.31.1
Palette
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