Trinidad is not just about old architecture, paving stone streets and the beach, it is also about contemporary art. La Paulette can testify to that, an art gallery headed by the plastic arts artist José Armando Lumpuy Alfonso.
Its location, on Simón Bolívar Street, by the Museum of History and in front of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets, reasserts the link between this promotional center and the community; it also passes on exhibitions, lectures and courses to both neighboring institutions, thus allowing spiritual enrichment.
Its wide spaces make the contemplation of portraits –among them the one belonging to the world famous Cuban musician Compay Segundo-, landscapes, abstractions and engravings more pleasant; all artworks have been made by numerous creators who choose La Paulette, not so much because of its strategic location but because of the professionalism of its specialists to commercialize.
Lumpuy, born in 1958 and a Scenographic Design graduate, belongs to the Cuban Association of Artisans and Artists. In the 80s he had an outstanding participation in the production of posters allegorical to Santiago Espirituano, a festivity of remote religious lineage. His artworks swell private collections in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
The gallery owns its name to María Teresa Paulette Cagigas, former owner of the house, a pious lady who loved art and had illustrious guests, among them the well-known Cuban painter Amelia Peláez.
Address: Simón Bolívar (Desengaño) No. 411 e/ Francisco Gómez Toro (Callejón de Peña) y Gustavo Izquierdo (Gloria), Trinidad.
Text by: Arturo Delgado Pruna
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez