Posted on December 2, 2010
The port, immigration and the life and work of Martin Quinquela have given this district of Buenos Aires a stamp unique identity.
As thousands of European immigrants (especially Spanish and Italian) left Afincando in Buenos Aires, especially in the neighborhood of La Boca, the humble wooden houses zinc and unexpectedly grew leading to the tenements. So unquestioned Linked to the harbor in La Boca everything has its history: the vivid colors of the houses, there are still capture the attention of travelers, because immigrants are explained leftover paint used to seize ships.
The uniqueness of the neighborhood (perhaps the most "typical Buenos Aires' San Telmo with ) would be strengthened later with the life and work of Quinquela, whose childhood and adolescence were spent in the early twentieth century in Argentina crossed by strong social changes .
Quinquela, born and raised in the port area, captured much of his experiences in a long list of paintings that few critics have questioned but most Argentines have chosen as representative of his country. From self-taught training, Quinquela Martin admits no pigeonholing: neither expressionism or impressionism or fauvism. In any case, his was an exuberant attempt to capture the bustling port city, with its lights and shadows.
La Boca, which also gives its name to the largest Argentine football team (with River Plate) offers travelers more than an interesting route. The obvious attraction that provides for lovers of photography, we add a craft fair in Vuelta de Rocha (Av. Pedro de Mendoza) and "Caminito", a pedestrian promenade that serves as a meeting place for artists of all specialties .
Every day from 10 to 18 hours can be visited both Boca Stadium as outdoor fairs. The Museum Quinquela Martin , with more than 1000 pieces on display, open Tuesday to Sunday between 10:30 and 17:30 hours.