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

Artículo de columnista invitado Daniel H. Jacubovich para surdelsur.com 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 life in that...

Tango Argentino Los ojos de mi Moza. Partitura. Detalle

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...

El Teatro Coliseo

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...

Back to top