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in buenos aires i saw many great exhibitons, including ron mueck's first south american exhibition, which i found very interesting as many of my teachers have talked a lot about him. if you don't know his work please google him, he makes the most amazing hyper realist sculptures. it was very impressive to see them live. i also saw paintings of frida kahlo, picasso, van gogh, monet, gauguin and so on.. i had seen many famous art pieces in europe but this time i looked them with other eyes, because i've been studying art (and of course art history as a part of that) for the past two years. i feel like wanting to go to louvre and all the others european art museums again as this time i'd understand so much more. this picture is from the museo nacional de bellas artes de buenos aires,  from an interesting photography exhibition of marcos adandía, called madre (mother). he had photographed mothers whose children were "disappeared" during the Dirty War of the military dictatorship, between 1976 and 1983 with and without a white scarf. if you want to read more about "mothers of plaza de mayo" i live you the link here. chile (actually all the latin american countries) also has a very heavy and recent history of military dictatorship, which is still kind of a tabú for some people.

10 comments:

  1. oh, it must be much more interesting to look at all those artworks with your knowledge about art... ron mueck's sculptures are stunning! it must be really great to see them not in the internet but in the museum. and your picture is interesting, i like it!
    thank you very much for your kind words on my blog :-) yes, it's finland, lapland, a place near the river between ivalo and ivalo airport :-)

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    1. oh, really! it looked like finland! yes, i feel like now (even tough i don't know that much) i would enjoy any art so much more than i use to.

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  2. This is a beautiful photo, Etta! I love the contrasts and the colours!

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  3. Love this photo! Even more because of how the reflection elongates the space. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog and for making me discover yours :)

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    1. thank you, i love reflections by the way :) welcome!

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  4. I love the view ! i wish i had been there, too :)

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    1. thank you, it was a very interesting exhibition!

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  5. Que bueno que compartas y conozcas cosas como estas! mucha gente no sabe sobre las dictaduras que hubieron en América Latina y creo que todos deberían saber lo que pasó acá.. la foto es bellísima y transmite mucho, gracias por compartirla!

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    1. gracias por tus palabras sofía! es verdad, ni yo conocía la historia de argentina aunque estoy viviendo practicamente al lado. aquí en américa latina se calla mucho sobre lo de las dictaduras... aún sigue siendo historia muy reciente, quizá recién cuando las generaciones que vivieron los terrores ya no estén con nosotros podremos lidiar con el tema mejor.

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