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From: Guía Arte Cubano, text by: Hortensia Montero Méndez (fragment)
Hortensia Montero
 
The series of the Portraits of sadly recall characters -lithographs in color - was composed by Rafael Zarza in the decade of the 70"... from the invention of grotesque characters approached from an analytic posture. By means of the reiterated use of metaphors it presents to the heroes of the Spanish conquest in the New World from a defiant prism of the reality. Zarza approaches the psychology of the one depicted from a reflexive and satirical attitude. The humorous bias is given in the treatment of the figure. To enhance the ironic load and the dramatism of the central reason becomes the aim of the drawing outlined. The image looks like a cartoon in which the sharp aggressiveness of the colors opposed in the expressive procedure grants hierarchy to the topic of the bullfighting... Apparent its perennial filiation to the resources of the graphic design, To enhance the ironic load and the dramatism of the central reason becomes the aim of the drawing outlined.that power its attention to the synthesis of the elements and the design of the composition from a reflexive posture. It recreates that world that surrounds us with a censorship sense to the own human condition. The proposal constitutes the testimony of a concept of obvious political commitment assumed from a critical optics" (From: Guía Arte Cubano, text by: Hortensia Montero Méndez)