Cultural Identity

Juan Manuel Fangio

History of Argentine Sport

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 … Leer más

Tango argentino: Bailando Tango en el Palais de Glace

History of Tango Argentino

Origin of Argentine Tango 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 … Leer más

Argentine Theater since 1910: Scene with Ernesto Bianco

Argentine Theater since 1910

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 … Leer más

Argentine Theater History (1783-1910) Coliseo Theater

Argentine Theater History (1783-1910)

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 since … Leer más

Argentina Painting since 1920: Pheasant with fruits. Detail. Alfredo Guttero

Argentina Painting since 1920

Historiography of Argentine art coincides in naming Argentina painting since 1920, as the period when the modernization of the Argentine pictorial language took place. CONTENT Evolution of Argentine painting since 1920 20th Century Argentine Painters and the works that modernized the plastic language in Argentina Pío Collivadino (1869-1945) Alfredo Guttero (1882-1932) Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971) Xul … Leer más

Argentina Painting from 1810 to 1920: La Porteña in the Temple. Detail. Raimundo Monvoisin painting

Argentina Painting from 1810 to 1920

Argentina Painting from 1810 to 1920 is the period that initiates with the May Revolution. Colonialism and religious motifs from Spanish Conquest were left behind. In 19th century Argentina painting, portraits and scenes of customs were the main themes. CONTENT Introduction to Argentine painting from 1810 to 1920 1st PERiOD DE 1810-1852 Argentina painting by foreign … Leer más

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