Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

It has been a little more than a week since the last public holiday in Argentina, so of course it is time for another.  2 Abril is Día del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas, or Malvinas Day.  No school today, but we made up the class time with a very long day on Monday.

Today we went looking, again, for Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, or MALBA, and this time we found it.

The collection is not large, but it is very nicely presented and we enjoyed this much more than the national museum.

Here’s a list of pieces that I liked. I think it is silly to take photos of art in a museum as you can usually find much better quality images on the web. So if you are curious, go ahead and google these to your heart’s content:

  • Roberto Matta (1910-2002): La Decadencia del Misticismo or Los Desastres del Misticismo, 1942
  • Antonio Berni (1905-1981): Manifestacíon, 1934
  • Remedios Voro (1908-1983): Icono, 1945
  • Frida Kahlo (1907-1954): Autorretrato con Chango y Loro, 1942
  • Rogelio Polesello (1939-  ): Trama con lentes concaves, 1969
  • Ricardo Garabito:  Personaje con botellas, 1972

The top floor was a temporary exhibition of work by fashion photographer Mario Testino.   These pictures had been published in magazines I don’t read (Vogue etc.) featuring people I don’t care too much about (Kate Moss, Lady Gaga etc.).  So not my kind of thing.

I also added to my collection of miniaturized images of museum lobbies.

Go to the next post: River Plate

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