Saturday, January 30, 2010

Haiti's art loss

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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting, Kevin. The cultural loss in Haiti is staggering, though it is hard to think about that now when human beings are suffering so much.