Category: Fine Arts

In order to present Fine Arts History in Argentina from its origins to the present day, we have to make a periodization which enables us to offer, if not a complete knowledge, at least the most relevant landmarks.
On this occasion, we decided to focus on painting and leave the discussion of sculpture for a next opportunity.
This summary will be divided into four large spans: Pre-Hispanic Period, Colonial Period, 19th century to the 1920s, From 1920s to the present day. From one period to the other, there were sudden leaps which were closely related to major political, economic and cultural changes occurring in the country. Every thing here, in El Sur del Sur: Argentina: The country, its culture and its people.

Mujeres Indolentes Alfredo Guttero

Argentine Painting since 1920

Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for surdelsur.com Historiography of Argentine art coincides in naming Argentine Painting since 1920, as the period when the modernization of the Argentine pictorial language took place. Several...

Fiesta de los mocovíes, Detalle, Florián Paucke

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History

Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for surdelsur.com The feature characterizing works from Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History is, as Héctor Schenone states, “The predominance of religion… and the functionality attributed to...

Vaso zooantropomorfo. Alfarería Condorhuasi, Catamarca. Disco con cuatro rostros antropomorfos. Bronce, Catamarca.

Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History

Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for surdelsur.com In the Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History, the most outstanding are the North-west cultures regarded as the ones which reached the highest degree of development...