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Art

Immigrants like Eduardo Schiaffino, Eduardo Sívori, Reynaldo Giudici, Emilio Caraffa, and Ernesto de la Cárcova left behind a realist heritage influential to this day. post-impressionists such as Martín Malharro, Ramón Silva, Cleto Ciocchini, Fernando Fader, Pío Collivadino, Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós, Realism, and aestheticism continued to set the agenda in Argentine painting and sculpture, noteworthy during this era for the sudden fame of sculptor Lola Mora, a student of Auguste Rodin’s.European influences can be found everywhere in the Argentine art.

As Lola Mora had been until she fell out of favor with local high society, monumental sculptors became in very high demand after 1900, particularly by municipal governments and wealthy families, who competed with each other in boasting the most evocative mausolea for their dearly departed. Though most preferred French and Italian sculptors, work by locals Erminio Blotta, Ángel María de Rosa, and Rogelio Yrurtia resulted in a proliferation of soulful monuments and memorials made them immortal.

Not as realist as the work of some of his belle-époque predecessors in sculpture, Yrurtia’s subtle impressionism inspired Argentine students like Antonio Pujía, whose internationally prized female torsos always surprise admirers with their whimsical and surreal touches, while Pablo Curatella Manes’ painters like Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, and Juan Carlos Castagnino were friends as well as colleagues, going on to collaborate on masterpieces like the ceiling at the Galerias Pacifico arcade in Buenos Aires, towards 1933. Among the first to use his drab surroundings as a canvas was Benito Quinquela Martín, whose vaguely cubist pastel-colored walls painted in his Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca during the 1920s and 1930s, have become historical monuments and Argentine cultural emblems, worldwide. BORGES.

Benito Quinquela Martin was born in  1890, was an Argentine painter born in La Boca. When he was 17 years, he attended drawing and painting lessons at night at a local academy under his only master: Alfredo Lazzari.

Museums that you can visit in Buenos Aires:

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA): Set in Recoleta, the National Fine Arts Museum has 10,000 art pieces by  artists such as Antonio Berni, Goya ,Quinquela Martín, Pettorutti, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Modigliani among many others. Mondays is closed.

-Art Galleries: in Palermo :Braga Mendez , Arte x Arte. in San Telmo: Zavaleta Lab.

-Museo de Arte Latino Americano de Buenos Aires (MALBA):   Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. It is  one of the most popular cultural centers in the city.

-MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires in San Telmo.

Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (MNAD): The Decorative Art Museum,  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 

-Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco in Suipacha 1422, it has a display of antique and religious objects, furniture, silver, and paintings dating back to the 1700´s. Set in the neo-colonial Palacio.

-Italian Art at the Museo de Arte Decorativo ,  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

-Museo Evita in Lafinur 2988. Evita has her own museum here in Buenos Aires.There is a large collection of her  writings and belongings.

-Museo Xul Solar(Laprida 1212)

-Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta: Spanish Art Museum, Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

-Museo de Arte Popular Jose Hernández: Popular art and local artisans work are displayed. Av. Libertador 2373, Recoleta.

-Museo de Esculturas Luis Perlotti: he dealt with native themes and indigenous imagery, as well as producing sculptures and monuments  .Pujol 644, Caballito.

-Museo de Bellas Artes Benito Quinquela Martín: A stunning collection of Argentine art, Quinquela Martín donated much of his work in support of the  education of children. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1835, La Boca.