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Digital Aponte

Carpenter, Cuban activist, corporal: Jose Antonio Aponte was a man of many professions. His life and legacy are explored through Digital Aponte, a collection of resources that inform users of his history and influence. A large piece of Aponte's legacy is his "book of paintings" - a collection allegedly lost, though emblematically explored through this resource. Readers may want to begin on the Home and Jose Antonio Aponte pages for context and a brief biography introducing Aponte's story. From there, check out the pages under Book of Paintings, which include a link to a Trial Transcript (in Spanish) of Aponte's interrogation from Spanish officials, as well as an archive of "Laminas" - pages detailing Aponte's work. On the Image Gallery page, visitors will find "a sampling of the architecture, art, and other types of visual culture... intended to provide the reader with a preliminary understanding of the environment with which Aponte may have engaged." The Aponte's Library offers an interactive bookshelf composed of texts testified to during Aponte's trial as being part of his personal collection. The Aponte's Havana page maps out locations relevant to the artist's life and work. The Visionary Aponte Exhibit is available in both English and Spanish and features an explanation of Aponte's paintings and trial (where he was made to explain his artistic work). This page links to a variety of articles and exhibits displaying "reimagined" interoperations of Aponte's work. Finally, the Bibliography page may be of interest to those who want to take a deeper dive into Aponte's story. The website was created by a team of professors and students from New York University, with content support from other professors around the world.
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February 21st, 2020
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January 28th, 2020 at 12:35pm
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February 18th, 2020 at 9:48am
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