Fly Away

Esterio Segura2001

Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art

  • Title: Fly Away
  • Creator: Esterio Segura
  • Date Created: 2001
  • Title translation: Echar a volar
  • Physical Dimensions: w47 x h85.5 in
  • About the Work: Esterio Segura uses planes as a recurrent motif to represent the idea of flying as a metaphor of freedom and the ideals of modernity.The work belongs to a recent series of paintings and tableaux that poetically makes use of different elements such as hybrid animals with airplane wings, or anthropomorphic modes of transportation that address Cuba’s isolation, constraint and impotence against various forms of restrictions, such as travel prohibition on the island and the struggle of the Cuban people to communicate with the outside world.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gift of Geoffrey Beaumont
  • External Link: Museum of Latin American Art
  • Medium: Oil and charcoal on canvas