Celia Falicov, teacher, psychologist and a lifetime art lover will share her knowledge and passion about the art of her native country and in particular the art of the 1920's through the 1970's.
"The 20th century is a very rich period in Argentine art. For the first part of that century, the eyes of artists were still turned towards Paris as the main place of learning. Beginning in the 1920's, new "avant-garde" movements begin to express more independent views of painting, without disavowing the European influences. This presentation will feature the pictorial Argentine movements that arise from that period onwards and go on to express and integrate early local themes of social struggle, labor and immigration. Other innovations in the decades that follow encompass groups that stress esthetics, sensitive color, neo-realistic and abstract painting, including a little known muralist movement.
The discussion will address how the social, historical and geographic contexts of each group of painters influence pictorial choices that reflected an attempt to a balance between national and international expressions. The audience will be invited to ponder about the distinctive aspects of an Argentine style.
This presentation is followed by a group discussion.