Saturday, January 30, 2010
The Haitian painting here, by Antoine Obin, is safe because it's in Iowa at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. But countless other pieces still in Haiti -- artwork that tells the country's story -- are gone. And that may include the oldest known Haitian painting, done in 1822 and buried in the crumbled palace. A CNN story describes the loss. A video narrated by the Waterloo art center's curator explains the island nation's art heritage.