Café Caliente Juliana

by Carlos Luna

Oil on Canvas

62 x 72 in
(157.5 x 183 cm)




CCG Art Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.



Complejo Cultural Universitario, Puebla, Mexico, August 18, 2009 – January 17, 2010.

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 2, 2008 – February 23, 2009.

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California, USA, June 12 – August 31, 2008.

The Katzen, American University Museum, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington, D.C., USA, January 29 – March 17, 2008.

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, USA, August 24 – November 24, 2007.

Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, January 11 – May 5, 2007.


Carlos Luna, Personal Histories, Susquehanna Art Museum, Polk Museum of Art & The Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, p. 72 – 73, Published July 2006, Illustrated in color.

Carlos Luna, El Gran Mambo, American University Museum, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), p. 53, Published 2008.

Pablo Picasso Ceramics, Carlos Luna Paintings, p. 90 – 91 (Cat. 13), Published 2008, ISBN: 978-0-9678056-8-9.


Museum Description  

Café caliente Juliana / Hot Coffee, Juliana
CCG Art Collection, Miami

Several analogies can be drawn between Picasso’s and Luna’s work. Probably the most obvious is the artists’ relationship to women. Women in all their various aspects play a central role in both artists’ work. Woman as the keeper of the hearth is represented by Luna in the iconic painting of his grandmother Juliana in Café caliente, or Hot Coffee, Juliana (2004). Judging from the body language, there is no question of who is in charge in this tableau vivant, which is as hieratic and timeless as an Egyptian tomb painting.

 Annegreth Nill ©