• Posted:Friday, January 15, 2010
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Two countries for the price of one in Paris

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Two countries for the price of one in Paris
Can't decide where to go on your travels this year and are torn between Paris and Cuba? If so, I suggest that you book yourself a room in a hostel in Paris as I've just found out that lots of Cuban artists are going to be visiting the city in 2010, showcasing a number of their masterpieces, meaning that you'll get a taste of two cultures for the price of one. Fantastico!

I came across this piece of information while browsing on the Cuban News Agency's website, which has interviewed one of the painters who is going to be touring Paris - and apparently his creations are a little bit naughty!

He's called Pedro Blanco (don't know if you'll have heard of him but a quick Google will show you what you'll be in store for) and he's apparently planning on taking some of his erotic art to several exhibition halls in the city. Look up paintings such as Esposo Infiel, Muchacha con Fruta and Muchacho con Platano as these three - among others - you'll be able to see in the flesh, as it were.

Gerardo Mouvial, French gallery owner, is the man who's asked for Blanco to bring his works of art over to Paris, as well as those by Julio Breff and three others. Mouvial himself has written a book called Magic Art in Cuba, which could be a good place to start if you're interested in finding out a bit more about this form of culture from the Caribbean island.

Just don't forget to get your hands on the Paris Pass, if you do plan to go gallery hopping. This should be able to get you in to lots of attractions for free, as well as helping you to skip out on all those pesky tourist-filled queues.

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