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Lunfardo and Tango Argentino: Compadrito portrait

Lunfardo and Tango Argentino

Updated October 14, 2020 Lunfardo and tango are certainly not blood brothers. Tango has black blood and lunfardo has gringo blood. I am not taking sides, as far as tango is concerned, in the controversy between Hispanists and Nigroists; I am just saying that what is Spanish in tango is...

Tango argentino: Bailando Tango en el Palais de Glace

History of Tango Argentino

Updated March 19, 2021Origin of Argentine Tango Undoubtedly, Tango Argentino holds a privileged position in the representation of the Argentine abroad. While, basically, it is known as a dance and a music which can be sung, tango also contains a particular language – lunfardo -, certain usages and customs, and...

Argentine Folk Music History: Guitar instrument characteristic of folk music

Argentine Folk Music History

Updated June 9, 2019 Argentine folk music, is also named as Argentina folklore music or Argentina folkloric music Just as the country is divided into different regions according to its most important geographical and climatic features, you can also identify different cultural areas, each with characteristics of its own, although...

Argentine Theater since 1910: Scene with Ernesto Bianco

Argentine Theater since 1910

Updated March 19, 2021Article of the guest columnist, Osvaldo Calatayud for surdelsur.com The Argentine Theater from 1910 onwards, continues the path taken since the late eighteenth century. A theater with authors and criollos interpreters, that tells about the lives of Argentines with different styles: the sainete Criollo, the gaucho style,...

Argentine Theater History (1783-1910) Coliseo Theater

Argentine Theater History (1783-1910)

Updated March 19, 2021 In the Argentine theater history, different periods are described: Creating the first theatre,  La Ranchería Theatre; El Coliseo Provisional; period, theater in times of Rosas; the theater of 1860-1880 and the Generation of ’80  covering the period of 1880-1910. To learn more about the history of theater from...

Argentine Painting since 1920: Pheasant with fruits. Detail. Alfredo Guttero

Argentine Painting since 1920

Updated March 23, 2021 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 events support this view: Emilio Pettoruti, the Paris Group and Alfredo Guttero returned from Paris. Xul Solar, the Artists of the...

Argentine Painting from 1810 to 1920: La Porteña in the Temple. Detail. Raimundo Monvoisin painting

Argentine Painting from 1810 to 1920

Updated March 23, 2021 The Argentine Painting from Independence to the 1920 is the period that initiates with the May Revolution. As from May Revolution -and under the influence of lines of thinking derived from French Revolution-, religious subjects, as mentioned for the colonial period, were less present; this time, pictorial...

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts:. Detail. Florian Paucke

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts

Updated March 23, 2021 The feature characterizing works from Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts is, as Héctor Schenone states, “The predominance of religion… and the functionality attributed to art as a tool for persuading and conveying ideas” . Artists and craftsmen worked for the benefit of a community whose life...

Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts: Zooanthropomorphic vase. Condorhuasi pottery, Catamarca. Disc with four anthropomorphic faces. Bronze, Catamarca.

Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts

Updated March 23, 2021 In the Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts, the most outstanding are the North-west cultures regarded as the ones which reached the highest degree of development before the Spaniards’ arrival. They engaged in agriculture and pottery, basing their economy on agriculture and knowing the techniques for the working...

10 Emblematic Argentine Writers: : Literary Salon of Marcos Sastre Detail Painting

10 Emblematic Argentine Writers

Updated March 23, 2021 Brief report on the 10 emblematic Argentine writers. The 10 Argentine Writers of All Time, whose work was a turning point in the history of Argentine literature; and the 10 most representative works that are inscribed as fundamental in Argentine literature. Esteban Echeverría (1805-1851) His story...

Argentine Literature History: The Marcos Sastre Hall. Oil by Alberto M. Rossi. Miguel Ángel Moretón Collection Detail

Argentine Literature History

Updated March 19, 2021 From 1810 to 1879 within the panorama of Latin American letters, the origin of Argentine literature lacks the American Indian features distinguishing, for instance, those of Mexico and Peru. The earliest records are chronicles of foreign travelers: Ulrico Schmidl (1510-1580) and Martín del Barco Centenera (1510-1580). and Ruy...