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AUTHOR’S TRAVEL IN ARGENTINA – A vial of creative fragrance, between Andes andMar de la Plata

Argentina? Special country that every year millions of tourists add to their travelist. Is it the motivated by naturalistic aspects (such as Patagonia or the Fire Land, Iguazú Falls and the Andes Mountain Range, but many people choose to visit this country to expand the level of their cultural horizon. Of course, within the concept of culture, there is also ...

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FACUNDO CABRAL AND HIS DIARY OF WANDERER – “Violently pacifist” and a “first-class homeless person”

This famous Argentine songwriter was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires) in 1937. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD3G6eM3tPI He did not have an easy childhood. His father left home before he was born. First years led his mother and brothers to Berisso. Facundo Cabral was already an alcoholic at the age of nine, but the destiny gave him chance to reform. At the age ...

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ARGENTINIAN LITERATURE – Adán Buenosayres, novel by Leopoldo Marechal

Born in 1900 in Buenos Aires into a family of French origins, Leopoldo Marechal became one of the most important Argentine poet and writer of the twentieth century. After a childhood full of economic problems, he became a teacher a high school professor, devoting himself to poetry in the twenties. Thanks to a collection of poems, he made friends with ...

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ALFONSINA STORNI – Her death inspired to compose the song “Alfonsina and the Sea” performed by many singers.

Her parents called her Alfonsina, which means, she was ready for everything. She was one of the most important Argentine and Latin–American poets of the modernist period. Alfonsina Storni – was born in Switzerland in 1892 and lived there until she was four years old. In 1896 the family returned to San Juan, and a few years later, in 1901, ...

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JUAN CARLOS CASTAGNINO (1908/1972), ARGENTINE REALIST PAINTER, MURALIST AND SKETCH ARTIST – Painter of social undertones

CREATIVE GENIUS – Heavy landscapist painter JUAN CARLOS CASTAGNINO 1/3 – He was called a “social painter” because he used painting to denounce the situations of injustice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi4024C1G00 Until 1914, he lived in a rural landscape full of wagons and horses, where his father worked as a locksmith. He was born in Mar del Plata in a hotel room in ...

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RAUL SOLDI(1907/1994), ARGENTINE PAINTER – Painting made through the dream

OWN EXPRESSION OF STYLIZED DREAMS THROUGH FORMS AND COLORS RAUL SOLDI 1/3 – He was born in Buenos Aires to Italian parents in 1907, growing up in a family surrounded by artists. After traveling to Europe in 1924, he joined the Brera Academy in Milan, attending both personal and collective exhibitions. He had been accustomed to the formal aspects of ...

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BENITO QUINQUELA MARTIN (1890/1977), ARGENTINE PAINTER AND MURALIST – Walking in the streets of La Boca

PAINTING THE VIGOR AND ROUGHNESS IN THE PORT OF LA BOCA BENITO QUINQUELA MARTIN 1/3 – His birthday could not be determined precisely as he was abandoned on March 20, 1890 at an orphanage in Buenos Aires (Barracas district). From his physical appearance, the nuns, who found him deduced his birth; thus March 1 is regarded as his birthday. Six ...

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XUL SOLAR (1887/1963), ARGENTINE PAINTER – Painting fantastic landscapes, between mysticism and astrology

PERSONAL VISUAL AND VERBAL LANGUAGE TO DESIGN THE FUTURE XUL SOLAR 1/3 – His father was born in Riga (Latvia), while the Italian mother was originally from a small Italian town in Liguaria. Oscar Agustín Alejandro Schulz Solari was born in San Fernando in 1887. He studied music and then architecture in Buenos Aires, but in 1912 he decided to ...

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RAMON GOMEZ CORNET (1898/1964), ARGENTINE MODERNIST AND FIGURATIVE PAINTER – The painter of the earth

PAINTING, HE MADE A MUD BALL FROM HIS PASSIONS RAMON GOMEZ CORNET 1/3 – Born in a prestigious family, he belonged to a generation, which with aestheticism renewed Argentine art. Moving between abstraction and figuration, he lived a creative trajectory between the boundaries of modern and classic. Painter, who is perceived as one of the forerunners of modern Argentine painting ...

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TROUGH ART – Argentine creativity

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