Category Archives: Argentina

Memory and Dictatorship

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there are ten definitions of the term memory. These definitions span from the act of remembering, to the capacity for retaining, to a physical memorial or shrine (Oxford English Dictionary, 2009). This article will … Continue reading

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Latin American Graffiti

Graffiti is a term that comes from the Greek word graphein, to write, and the Italian word graffito, meaning to draw or scribble on a flat surface. Graffiti is done everywhere in Latin America (LA), because any defacement of private … Continue reading

Posted in 1990s, Alex Vallauri, Altamira, Argentina, Brazil, Buenos Aires, graffiti, Latin America, London, New York, New York City, Pompeii, Uncategorized, vandalism | Leave a comment

Xul Solar – Intimism

Defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica Intimism was a 19th-20th century painting style made popular by Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. the Intimist style utilized the impressionist broken-colour technique of “capturing the light and atmosphere of the fleeting moment”[1]. Unlike traditional … Continue reading

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Borges and Argentina

Argentina, while a broad topic to cover, can be partly explained in a context of Modernism. Author Jorge Luis Borges, then, can be included as a part of the Modernist trends within and outside of literature, but also extending to … Continue reading

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Pop Art in Latin America

Lawrence Alloway, the originator of the term Pop, identified the term in three different phases.   He insisted that it is characterized by an art that included “all of man’s artifacts”, that it included “iconography of signs and objects” that were … Continue reading

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Latin American Countries Represented at World’s Fairs and other Exhibitions

At the turn of the nineteenth century, World’s Fairs were central to the construction of national identity. For the empirical powers of the West — Britain, France, and America — fairs were a way to legitimize colonial projects through the … Continue reading

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