An earthenware jar with lid with watermelons and a rooster painted on it in the center, Talavera style.
In this piece you can see two recurring motifs of Cubiles, the rooster and the watermelon. As well, Cubiles reproduce traditional talavera patterns (white background and cobalt blue details) in this jar, in addition makes is own contribution to this practice with the figures before mentioned and other elements like the bulb between them.
Cubiles was born in Cuba and went out to never return in early sixties, studied arts in United States and moved in the eighties to Mexico to lived here until his dead. He worked in painting, ceramics and engravings been related to artist like Jose Luis Cuevas and Rufino Tamayo.


  • Title: El gallo morón
  • Creator: Miguel Cubiles
  • Creator Lifespan: 1937 - 2005
  • Creator Nationality: Cuban
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Creator Birth Place: Caraibién, Cuba
  • Date: 1998
  • Date Created: 1998
  • Physical Location: Mexico
  • Location Created: México, México
  • Publication: Catálogo Talavera Contemporánea (1999)
  • Physical Dimensions: h60 x w34 x d34 cm (Complete)
  • Painter: Miguel Cubiles
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Art Exhibition: Talavera Contemporánea, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo, Puebla, 1999
  • Provenance: Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla
  • Type: Contemporary Talavera
  • Rights: Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla
  • External Link: Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla
  • Medium: Talavera pottery
  • Art Genre: Contemporary Talavera

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