Wifredo Lam's The Eternal Present
(An Homage to Alejandro García Caturla) (1944)

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Wifredo Lam's The Eternal Present 
(An Homage to Alejandro García Caturla) (1944)

a) "Having lived in Europe through much of the 1920s and 30s, Lam returned to Havana during the Second World War. His rediscovery of Afro-Cuban culture is reflected in this work. The hybrid figures grouped beneath a canopy of palm-fronds are related to the gods of the Santería religion, though Lam was more interested in evoking a sense of this suppressed culture rather than portraying specific figures. The title pays homage to Alejandro García Caturla (1906–1940), a composer whose work drew upon Afro-Cuban folklore and traditions." October 2016 ( (http://www.tate.org.uk/art)

b) HR Giger's "Witches Dance" references Wifredo Lam's The Eternal Present

c) HR Giger's "Alien Monster IV" references Wifredo Lam's Eternal Present 

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