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History of Tango Argentino

Artículo de columnistas invitados Los Dinzel para surdelsur.com 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 even a characteristic philosophy identifying tango people. At an international level, in order to distinguish it from so many other forms that appear in dance halls, it is known as Argentine tango or Tango Argentino. It was this which gave rise to all...

Guitarra, instrumento musical, característico de la música folklórica argentina

Argentine Folk Music History

Article of the guest columnist, Horacio Alberto Agnese para surdelsur.com 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 they may not be independent from each other: all of them are pervious to the influences of the map of Argentine folklore, a map with divisions which do not coincide with geographical boundaries. Center Northwest, Littoral, Buenos...

Ernesto Bianco

1910’s up to the present day Argentine Theater History

Article 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, the usual comedy and the major trends of the theater were expressed, in its own language. To learn more about the theater before 1910, we suggest to see the first part of the report that describes the Argentine Theater History (1783-1910) For the first decade of...

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Argentine Theater History (1783-1910)

Article of the guest columnist, Osvaldo Calatayud for surdelsur.com 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 1910 on, we suggest to see The Argentine theater from 1910 The Ranchería Theatre In 1783 the first House of Comedy was created; the promoter of this enterprise was the Viceroy of Lights, as Viceroy Vértiz was called. The...

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 events support this view: Emilio Pettoruti, the Paris Group and Alfredo Guttero returned from Paris. Xul Solar, the Artists of the People, the Boca Group and other individualities were active in this period. From different formal and ideological angles -the artists returning to the country knew the language of European avant-garde-, the dominant taste and its arbiters, the official...

La Porteña en el Templo. Detalle. Pintura Raimundo Monvoisin

Argentine Painting from Independence to the 1920

Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for surdelsur.com Argentine Painting by foreign Painters 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 activity mainly developed around portraits and scenes of customs. A numerous group of foreign artists visited Argentina, living here for some time or settling down on a permanent basis; they could capture...

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 art as a tool for persuading and conveying ideas” . Artists and craftsmen worked for the benefit of a community whose life was centered on the temple. Church itself was a manifestation of these values: facades-altarpieces were the link between men and the sacred space; within the building, altarpieces repeated this function and through them, colonial artists achieved remarkable...

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 before the Spaniards’ arrival. They engaged in agriculture and pottery, basing their economy on agriculture and knowing the techniques for the working of metals, ceramics and textiles. Settled mainly in the valleys of Catamarca and Salta, they had a sedentary life and gathered in groups keeping a considerable amount of population and a more complex organization than the peoples...

Salon Literario de Marcos Sastre Detalle

10 Emblematic Argentine Writers

Breve informe sobre los 10 escritores argentinos emblemáticos. Los 10 escritores argentinos de todos los tiempos, cuya obra fue un punto de inflexión en la historia de la literatura argentina; y las 10 obras más representativas que se inscriben como fundamentales en la literatura argentina. Esteban Echeverría (1805-1851) Su relato El Matadero es considerado el . Se publicó en 1876,  mas de veinte años después de su muerte, y anticipó la narrativa realista de nuestro país. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888) Facundo, obra publicada en 1845, constituye el primer intento de abordar la realidad nacional. Su lenguaje serio y...

El Salón de Marcos Sastre. Óleo de Alberto M. Rossi. Detalle Colección Miguel Ángel Moretón

Argentine Literature History

Article of the guest columnist, Luis Ricardo Furlán for surdelsur.com 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 Díaz de Guzmán. Luis de Tejeda, a disciple of Góngora and St. Juan de la Cruz, is the first Argentine poet. First Chronicler and First Argentine Poet Ruy Diaz de Guzman (1558-1629) native of Asuncion, Paraguay, is considered...

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