María Teresa Constantin

Art historian and critic, Maria Teresa Constantin, is a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France. She worked at the Library of Contemporary International Documentation (BDIC) of Nanterre, France; at the Museum of the two world wars, Paris, France; at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in the Girona Art Museum, Spain.
She is a member of the Argentine Center of Art Researchers (CAIA) and Vice President of Argentina Association of Art Critics (AACA). She teaches at the University Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI), Chile, and National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). She is currently Coordinator OSDE Art Foundation.

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

Argentine Painting since 1920

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...

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

Argentine Painting from 1810 to 1920

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...

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...

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...