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El Gran Flautista

Oil on canvas

160 x 237 cm

Not For Sale

The only certainty for Pedro Pablo about Fidel Castro is the collective hypnosis that he provoked with his speeches, that kind of snake charmer who bewitched his exceptional command of oratory. Castro, the legend, arrives on his canvas this time turned into the emperor of Hamelin, levitating over the sea and making his usual seductive litany sound on his flute. Seaman navigating fruits follow him or perhaps flee. An expectant audience watches the performance from the wall. Recreating the most complex figure on the political and historical scene in Cuba, the most loved and hated by Cubans, is a game, or perhaps the most serious and ambiguous act, that the artist has faced.