When travelers come to Casa Angelina, they seek refuge in its luxe accommodations and pristine environs. That said, once arriving at the hotel, they realize its most underrated splendor is its treasure trove of contemporary art; all meticulously molded by the hands of talented artisans hailing from across the globe. Guests who are art lovers stop in their tracks to admire the various works that grace the lobby, corridors, and common spaces.
Here are five art pieces not to be missed at Casa Angelina:
Located in Un Piano nel Cielo, Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante’s imaginative, whimsical work is guaranteed to bring sunshine to your day; literally, his ceramic masterpiece La Mesa showcases a family of six — all with heads that are either a full sun or half-moon, half-sun — centered around a table with a cooked fish plated for dinner.
Argentine artist Patricia Valencia Carstens’ distinct-yet-diffused brush stroke style and use of eye-catching colors are exhibited in her various paintings around Casa Angelina. Often painting scenes of nature, Carstens’ Albero masterpiece — which casts a swaying tree and meadow dressed in earthy tones — is located at the entrance to the fitness & relaxation area.
Standing on pedestals in the lobby of the hotel, The First Glass of Sosabravo sculptures are chromatic and glass-blown with meticulous attention to detail. Ars Murano masters Robert Cammozzo and Renzo Vianelloa. With their own interpretation based on their personal emotions that day, the two transformed famous Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo’s drawings into Venetian glass masterpieces; there most notable features: transparency, joyous colors, and linear design.
According to Lebanese artist Gina Nahle Bauer, her art serves as “an invitation to discover the ‘universal woman;’ the woman of life, woman of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.” Those who are familiar with the artist’s work know she captures the essence of classic-yet-modern feminine beauty in her sculptures. When checking-in at Casa Angelina’s reception area, make sure to check out The Union, a double-faced sculpture that exhibits the female upper body, side by side; one half is transparent glass, the other azure-hued.
Étienne Pirot — most people refer to the French artists by just his first name — is a sculpturer known for his work that deals with every single aspect of life, especially human, spiritual, or artistic encounters. Located in the hotel’s main entrance is La Conversacion, his bronze masterpiece.