ARGENTINA
The Country, its People and Culture

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts:. Detail. Florian Paucke

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts

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 was centered on the temple. The Religious Art of the … Leer más

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

Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts

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 of metals, ceramics and textiles. Argentine Fine Arts of … Leer más

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

10 Emblematic Argentine Writers

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 El Matadero is considered the [highlight] first story in … Leer más

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

Argentine Literature History

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 … Leer más

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Argentine Cinema (1945-1995)

Cinema arrived in Argentina soon after being launched in Paris and, in a short time, the first national productions started to be shot. Among other attractions, there were world-class pioneers in scientific and animation movies. But the true industry of argentine cinema started only in 1933, with the establishment of sound film. The good times, … Leer más

Argentine Cinema History: La muchachada de a bordo (1936)

Argentine Cinema History (1896-1945)

Argentine cinema history begins with the first film exhibition with a motion picture of the Lumiére’s, that took place on July 18, 1896. In 1894 the kinetoscope had already made its arrival and, by early 1896, a kinetoscope concessionaire had tried public projections with a device of his own invention. Article of the guest columnist, Paraná Sendros … Leer más

Colón Theater Ballet in Argentina since 1940

Colón Theater Ballet in Argentina since 1940

Ballet in Argentina during the 1940’s The Colon Theater Ballet in Argentina during the decade of the ’40 incorporates important figures of the Russian ballet. Balanchine worked for our Ballet in 1942. Monte Carlo Ballets with Léonide Massine and the Original Ballet Russe of Colonel Basil also performed in the early 1940. The Original Ballet merged … Leer más

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Argentina Population: The Argentine present

In this report we are going to tell you about the Argentina demographic composition, population map with demographic density by province, territorial distribution of the population and data on the Argentine population abroad. All the data offered correspond to the last INDEC census carried out on October 27, 2010. The population of Argentina is the … Leer más

The arrival of immigrants to Argentina

The arrival of immigrants to Argentina

When the arrival of immigrants to Argentina in the 19th century, occurred, Argentina was a vast territory with a low demographic density. The need to attract European immigration was a permanent desire. While Europe was industrialized, Argentina was a farming and cattle raising country which provided the old continent with farming products and breeding animals. … Leer más