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 June 9, 2019Artículo 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...

Tango argentino: Bailando Tango en el Palais de Glace

History of Tango Argentino

Updated June 9, 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...

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...

Ernesto Bianco

1910’s up to the present day Argentine Theater History

Updated October 2, 2019Article 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,...

El Teatro Coliseo

Argentine Theater History (1783-1910)

Updated June 9, 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...

Pheasant with fruits. Detail. Alfredo Guttero

Argentine Painting since 1920

Updated September 30, 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...

La Porteña en el Templo. Detalle. Pintura Raimundo Monvoisin

Argentine Painting from Independence to the 1920

Updated August 28, 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...

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History. Detail. Florian Paucke

Colonial Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History

Updated August 28, 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...

Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History: Vaso zooantropomorfo. Alfarería Condorhuasi, Catamarca. Disco con cuatro rostros antropomorfos. Bronce, Catamarca.

Pre-Hispanic Period Argentine Fine Arts’ History

Updated October 1, 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...

Salon Literario de Marcos Sastre Detalle

10 Emblematic Argentine Writers

Updated June 9, 2019 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...

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