Buenos Aires (tango) murales

2010 January 2
by Simba
Buenos Aires Mural Tango by Simba tango, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Simba tango
Several places in Buenos Aires, you will find paintings covering an entire wall,  called ‘murales’. They have a long history in Buenos Aires, the oldest were painted for the churches of the city in the 1700s and 1800s. In the beginning of the 20th century, they were often used to portray fight against oppression, think Picasso’s Guernica. Less political, but as Buenos Aires is the home of tango, there are of course several paintings featuring tango music and dance. I was looking for something else in my archives, and came over these photos, which I hope you will enjoy.
The one above is located in/near San Telmo, where Independencia intersects Avenida Paseo Colón, if I remember correctly. The Piazzolla one is located (as you can see from the photo) by the Avenida De Mayo stop of the blue line (Línea A), and the dancing couple with the skyline is located just above the San José stop of the purple line (Línea E).
If you want more, there is a book about the murales of Buenos Aires, which we got at Zival’s a couple of years ago.
2 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 January 4

    Wow, beautiful murales. A tango friend of mine is currently in Buenos Aires for his first time. How jealous am I right now?

  2. 2010 January 5

    Thanks! We are leaving Buenos Aires this afternoon, how sad is that?

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