Wifredo Lam, The Eternal Presence (An Homage to Alejandro García Caturia)

The Eternal Presence (An Homage to Alejandro García Caturla) by Wifredo Lam is a complex and haunting work that fuses Lam’s Cuban, Chinese and Congolese heritage together with humans, plants and animals into dream-like beings. It is dedicated to the Cuban composer Caturla, who similarly blended elements of European and African music in his own compositions, becoming a leader of Afrocubanismo, a social and artistic movement that celebrated African culture in Cuban society. Learn more about this compelling masterpiece with Sarah Ganz Blythe, Interim Director and Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Education & Programs at the RISD Museum in Providence.