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Solentiname is the cradle of so-called primitive art, oil paintings and carved balsa wood whose most distinctive features are its simplicity of form, its rich colors and the continuous expression of wildlife, landscapes and local tasks. This artistic activity began in the 70's after arrival at the island's religious Mancarrón Ernesto Cardenal.
This art became known nationally and internationally. Today, local crafts is the economic alternative for many families Solentiname. It is marketed nationally and struggle to be exported internationally. All members of the artisan families involved in the creation of objects raft. Normally, men's cut and the women and children and retouch the paint.
Several families have become particularly famous painters (Arellano, Pineda, Ubau, Silva, Guevara, Arana, among others) and primitive paintings have been theprotagonists of international exhibitions in galleries in New York, Paris, Spain, Switzerland and Germany among others.
On a tour of the islands of San Fernando, Mancarrón o Venada can access the homes of the artists, watch the artisan process and acquire what you want.