The Solentiname archipelago was largely unknown before the mid-1960s, when Father Cardenal, a native of Granada, Nicaragua, arrived on the islands to establish a parish church. He ended up nurturing not just a political consciousness but also a community of artists that is still thriving decades later. The naïve paintings of Solentiname, and their influence, can be found all throughout Nicaragua, as well as galleries around the world.
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