Nation argentina #2
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nation Argentina #2
By Bryan Cooper
● The music of Argentina is known mostly
for the Tango, which was developed in
Buenos Aires. Folk, Pop, classical,
Rock, and many other genres have
matured there throughout time.
● The Tango is a style of syncopated
ballroom dance music in 2/4 or 4/4 time
that originated among the European
immigrant populations found also in
Cuba and Spain.
● Folk is called “musica folklorica” from the
English “folklore”. Developed in different
parts of AR. Los Chalchale & Los
Fronterizos, both in 1950, they inspired a
revival of the genre in AR. There are
around 37 different genres recognized.
Folk is very popular amongst the
Music of Argentina
Painters & Sculptors
● ART: German Jesuits were early painters
along with indigenous and also slaves
painted under force. Carlos Morel became
the first influential painter in the 1830's.
● Prilidiano Pueyrredon (1823-1870) &
Candido Lopez(1840-1902) who painted
the life of gauchos and the wars of pre
● SCULPTORS: Erminio Blotta (1892-1976)
was a self taught sculptor and an Italian.
He studied with sculptor Jose Nardie and
Blotta's work included busts mostly made
of clay then bronze and marble. Blotta
was also a commentator for “La Nacion”
and was also a “Massage Therapist”. His
sculptors were in Argentina, Spain, and
Architecture● There are many architects,but here are a
few plus their style of architecture.
● Juan Buschiazzo; “Beaux-Arts
● Francisco Gianotti; “Art Nouveau”
● Francisco Salamone; “Art Deco”
● Cesar Pelli is probably the most famous
world wide, from Argentina, emigrating to
the US 1952 & a US citizen in 1964. He
designed some of the tallest buildings on
earth. The NY Twin Towers, Malaysia's
Twin towers, and buildings all over the
USA, England, Japan, Argentina, Mexico,
Hong Kong, Spain, UAE, Qatar, and Chile.
Mr. Pelli served as dean of the School of
Architecture at Yale and they also gave
him an honorary Doctorate degree. His
Firm currently employs around 100 people
in New Haven, Connecticut.
Film● Argentina produces around 80 new
films per year. The worlds first
animated films were made in AR in
1917 by Quirino Cristiani.
● AR created major Spanish classic films
between the 1930's to the 1950's and
many Tango performers became some
of the major stars of AR.
● During the “New Wave” of cinema
creation in the 1980's, many films
achieved world wide recognition.
● A new generation of AR directors has
caught the attention of critics world
wide. AR composers, Luis E. Bacalav,
Gustavo Santaolalla & Eugenio Zanetti
have been honored w/ Academy
Awards. Lalo Schifrin has received
many Grammy's & is best known for
the “Mission: Impossible” theme.
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