An emblem of plastic arts at the seaside resort, the Juan Castagnino Local Art Museum houses the works of several Argentinian artists of brilliant careers.
Stella Maris hill
Guards more than 450 plastic works
The picturesque building
Cultural heritage of the City of Mar del Plata
But beyond these precious relics, the museum provides a complete exhibition of 450 works made by artists from Mar del Plata and other provinces, including paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs and sculptures. Among these creations, there are 130 works by painter Juan Carlos Castagnino, after whom the museum is named.
Castagnino was born in Mar del Plata in 1908 and was considered a social painter, since his works clearly reveal injustice and unfair situations. A gifted draftsman and a strongly committed artist, he was outstanding not only because of his deep sensitivity but also because of his great technical quality, which is reflected in his wash drawings.
His work is shown temporarily on the second floor, where people can also appreciate photographs and personal objects that recall his life.
The exhibition is completed by works that cover a rich artistic production dating from 1920 to this date, except for two portraits from about 1830, made by the painter Pridiliano Pueyrredón.
Karina Jozami Gentileza: Museo Castagnino
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