Category: Culture

Expressions such as visual arts, dance, music, literature, theater, cinema, sport and folklore built a cultural mosaic that defines the Argentine character. Productions and practices that converge foreign and indigenous influences, elements of the past and the transforming power of this, realize Argentina’s unique identity.

Juan Manuel Fangio

History of Argentine Sport

Updated October 11, 2015Artículo de columnista invitado Daniel H. Jacubovich para If history of Argentine sport were a summation of dates and synoptic charts, we could search for the datum indicating the day when, for the first time in these lands so far away from the “civilized” centers, a competition was held for something more serious and less tragic than a military battle. Fortunately, once again we realize that sports, their history, their competitive level and their place in the scale of social values become a symptom of what is happening, of...

Tango argentino: Bailando Tango en el Palais de Glace

History of Tango Argentino

Updated April 7, 2019 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 the other forms....

Argentine Folk Music History: Guitar instrument characteristic of folk music

Argentine Folk Music History

Updated April 15, 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 they may not be independent from each other: all of them are previous to the influences of the map of Argentine folklore, a map with divisions which do not coincide with geographical boundaries. Article of the guest columnist, Horacio Alberto Agnese para

Ernesto Bianco

1910’s up to the present day Argentine Theater History

Updated April 12, 2019Article of the guest columnist, Osvaldo Calatayud for 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. Article of the guest columnist, Osvaldo Calatayud for To learn more about the theater before 1910, we suggest to see the first part of the report...

El Teatro Coliseo

Argentine Theater History (1783-1910)

Updated April 12, 2019 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 Article of the guest columnist, Osvaldo Calatayud for The Ranchería Theatre In 1783 the first House of Comedy was created; the promoter of this enterprise was the Viceroy of Lights, as Viceroy...

Mujeres Indolentes Alfredo Guttero

Argentine Painting since 1920

Updated April 12, 2019 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. Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for From different formal and ideological angles -the artists returning to the country knew the language of European avant-garde-, the dominant taste and...

La Porteña en el Templo. Detalle. Pintura Raimundo Monvoisin

Argentine Painting from Independence to the 1920

Updated April 8, 2019Argentine 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. Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for A numerous group of foreign artists visited Argentina, living here for some time or settling down on a permanent basis;...

Fiesta de los mocovíes, Detalle, Florián Paucke

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History

Updated April 12, 2019 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. Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for 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,...

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

Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History

Updated April 8, 2019 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. Article of the guest columnist, María Teresa Constantín for 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...

Salon Literario de Marcos Sastre Detalle

10 Emblematic Argentine Writers

Updated September 30, 2015 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....

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