Cuban art today is as varied as that produced in any developed country. With a rich history of modernism from the era of the Vanguardia artists in the 1920's to the current era of freedom of expression in a rapidly evolving state, contemporary Cuban art reflects the diverse culture and unique conditions of this fascinating Caribbean country. Cuban painting, whether abstract, figurative or landscape, is marked by brilliant use of color. Distinctive color is coupled with equally distinctive form. These characteristics set Cuban art apart and make it universally appealing to the eye.