“Art is a language of emotion arising from personal experience” says portrait photographer Adrian Viletta, who recently travelled to Cuba with his creative team to photograph for the fashion House, ‘Atelier’, Puerto Rico. Adrian’s images captures model, Teresita Vincente in a place lost in time, still untouched with amazing architectural and beautiful old crumbling mansions built when Cuba had tremendous wealth in the 1950’s. Adrian’s concept was to contrast the faded and crumbled beauty of the surroundings with this young beautiful woman, almost as if a ghost from the old days of Havana had returned to the city as it is now. It’s magical, mystical, beautiful and exotic...Cuba is a place of extremes.
An amazing collection of folk art and fine textiles was collection in the lated 19th century by Russian noblewoman Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905) Now, this collection is housed at the Metropolitan Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Cleveland Art Museum. Most importantly, some of this collection is housed at home in Russia.