September 3, 2008

Vintage is a registered trademark

The festival brings 72 years of life and only now has been registered as the property of Mendoza. This allows the State to protect it from abuse with your name. There was also the theater Independence. There are problems with MendoRock and Americanto.

After 72 years, the National Harvest Festival is just now a trademark for all Mendoza. This means that the State has the intellectual property of the largest celebration of our province and has the highest legal and administrative backing to protect identity, name and other issues related to Vintage.

Just held the chair in Culture Secretary, Ricardo Scollo began investigating whether the party was registered vendimial. And believe it or not, but neither this nor many other celebrations and spaces of Mendoza had this protection.

Until now, no one had thought to do the processing to avoid and prevent judicial or administrative disadvantages if the brand Vintage already registered to a company, institution or any particular person.

Then, the official theme devoted to Culture Cabinet adviser, Daniel Augusto Rueda, who conducted "a simple task that benefits us all, beyond the government of the day".

Is that the record in the National Institute of Intellectual Property was held by the maximum time allowed before expiring, which is 10 years. And not only trademarked the Central Act, but also the International Classical Music Festival of the Wine Routes and the very theater Independence.

However, as a good lawyer, Rueda knew things could get complicated. And so it happened with two festivals that tried to register: MendoRock and Americanto already registered on behalf of third parties and are now in the process to determine whether or not title belongs to the province of Mendoza.

Otherwise, the government must either stop using those names or agree to use the "owners" of MendoRock and Americanto.

"The Harvest is our since 1936, but was not registered. And it gives us ownership of the rights to the Fiesta and can therefore protect any abuse that can make that mark, "said Rueda to Stage.

On the practical advantages of this trademark, the adviser explained: "From now on, every time someone intends to use a mark identical or similar to what is registered is triggered opposition system and informs our body. Then, immediately ask the cessation of use of the mark ".

Thus, "a trademark gives the owner the exclusive use of the same, with the ability to exclude others in the use of that mark and any other that may cause confusion or in any way affect the exclusive right. Also, the trademark granted the right to property and the possibility of it by sale, assignment, grant authorization to use through licensing agreements or franchise ", as specified in the regulations.

In the case of the National Harvest Festival, the lawyer and Culture official said there is no information about a legal dispute, administrative or technical in the use of the mark. This is because the name was not registered to exercise this year.

What I observed the government of Celso Jaque is that "he was abusing the use of the Harvest, institutions or individuals who used the mark without asking permission from the State", as stated in an interview Scollo Richard himself.

The initiative grew out of this concern Culture secretary staff to protect festivities and cultural spaces that are part of the heritage Mendoza.

"Scollo management thought in doing things properly and give this issue an administrative order, legal and economic," he said Rueda, "without thinking about political flags, because registered Harvest benefits us all, as it is a party that belongs to us all and we must mendocinos care ".

Both the major theater of Mendoza as the Classical Music Festival by Wine Roads and Harvest were enrolled, mostly in 45 nomenclatures, which would "make the items that interest, usefulness and protection of the spirit of these brands. "

Another issue on the wheel and his people fight is to care for the word "national" parties or private celebrations. "It is a name that only up to the public, which should only be used by the State, and in this also there are abuses by institutions or private organizations that use the term 'national' to give more importance to their events," said the official.

These regulations threaten, for example, the words "vintage" and "national" to refer to the National Harvest Festival Gay, successful proposal that is already installed on the calendar vendimial.

"The law makes use, and protect the rights of Mendoza is our duty." With this sentence concluded Daniel Augusto Rueda and invited each of the departments to work in this direction to record their local festivals or their cultural heritage.


August 16, 2008

Collecting Art: Between the pleasure and investment

A newly formed collection for Point to Point magazine, will present the marchand Daniel Augusto Rueda. In a broad spectrum encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, with works by Antonio Sarelli, Jose Bermudez, Enrique Testaseca, Ivonne Kaiser, Laura Hart, Juan Castillo, Stephen Grimi, Viviana Herrera, Guillermo Garrido, Susana Espina, and Waldheim Natalhie Cristóbal Peña y Lillo.

A prestigious passion

Passion? Hobby compulsion, frenzy, interest, investment? What has motivated humans to collect works of art? What material and symbolic value represent?

With different motivations, since antiquity, has been collecting an activity symbol of prestige and power. The modern collectibles born in Renaissance Italy and pursuit of beauty and pleasure and the need to perpetuate the memory of the kings and nobility. The industrial era and new fortunes gave vent to imagination and stood other criteria and other ratings.

But a collector of art-whether conservative or renewal, from the aristocracy or the bourgeoisie expresses a strong sense of the historical significance because its investment and revenue are not just economic. A collection is the visual testimony of a time and digest and expression of a personality and a different mindset.

Spending is a pleasure

Eduardo Costantini, Amalia Lacroze Fortabat, Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier, Jorge Helft and Mauro Herlitzka are names known to the Argentines and share a taste for spending millions. On the walls of their houses paintings hang proudly prestigious firms. But they are not the only ones: the sector is growing among young entrepreneurs betting on the national art, to their respective provinces.

"Art is the last bastion of regionalism," said Adrian Gualdoni Basualdo, market specialist magazine Arte al Día is that sense of belonging, identity, are affirmed in the symbolic production in which the arts are visual exponent that best represent them.

Mauro Herlitzka (the former president of ArteBa millionaire and Spikes Foundation president), who sold his collection of Italian Baroque to invest in national and Latin American contemporary art, says: "With forty million dollars you can buy half or a collection of Picasso quality of Latin American art. "

Mendoza has produced a qualitative leap that means the emergence of collectors from the business sector, adding that extra prestige and well-positioned companies, including known wineries are playing a prominent role.

It will also be an important role for the lawyer and art dealer Daniel Augusto Mendoza Rueda, who from his venture has given a strong impetus to the promotion of art mendocino, advising individuals and companies representing a group of artists whose works began to be placed in Latin American and European collections.

Gradually, in a task that takes three years, its business has grown and there are already several professionals and entrepreneurs seeking advice and enjoy the pleasure of dressing your walls with local artwork and feel the difference of an original look.

So the presentation of the art collection in the Networking Day mendocino Journal PtP is a unique event because it represents a strong commitment to local art at the party where we will rendezvous the cream of the business.

A collection Mendoza and diversity as a concept

If anything characterizes the exhibitions produced by Rueda is its diversity unprejudiced. The intention of publicizing different generations, from teachers devoted to emerging young generations through intermediate is conjugated with the plurality of aesthetic that each artist signs.

The aspiration to attract ever larger audiences and for our creators cosmopolitan requires the flexibility to offer options and different perspectives to an ever expanding number of potential acquirers able to evaluate them and enjoy them. And this is the keynote of the Point to Point collection to be presented at the business party to be held on August 21 at the Sheraton.

Twelve works. Twelve artists. Twelve steps in building a reference collection that articulates the serene spirituality of Antonio Sarelli with sensual excesses of Joseph Bermudez, two renowned painters whose careers are tied to half a century of artistic history Mendoza.

The landscape renovation introduced by Enrique Testaseca and graceful charm of the paintings full of evocations of Ivonne Kaiser signicidad share with Laura Hart as Americanist and formal audacity of the sculptures of Viviana Herrera, a quality charter aimed at different fibers sensitivity and represent an intermediate generation whose poetic have strengthened and gained a significant presence, which also consider Guillermo Garrido, painter born in Chile but mendocino by roots, and Susan Thorn, recently decided to share his art more openly with public.

Young talents in undisputed ascent are incorporated in this collection in the works, which has captured awards in recent competitions and realizing artistic growth in the artistic-like a painting of Juan Castillo and another of Christopher Peña y Lillo and Stephen recorded Grimi-winners in France. And like any good collector can not miss the bet by some young emerging here Natalhie Waldheim, painter.

Thus formed the marchand Wheels for Point to Point this first part of a complete collection Mendoza, very inspiring and motivating.

The other end of the thread

The history and significance of the artists precise "exit myth" that is the necessary blanks in other territories, to arrive tests successful due to the place of origin. This is part of the epic art. And in these stories is inevitable the character that helps obtain the achievement. Get exhibition spaces for our artists abroad is not a retail company.

And these places have a strong glamor, a touch of sophistication public is determined to acquire an entire data. Well this is what Daniel Augusto Rueda has obtained for its artists: Marbella, its beautiful coasts, their luxurious clubs and hotels, are hosting two exhibitions that will be held until October.

The first was opened in August in Marbella Real, an art space and decoration involving the works of Juan Castillo, Fernando Donati, Mario Grillo, Guillermo Garrido, Viviana Herrera and Karina Bertolotto.

The second, newly opened in a complex located in the urbanization vip Costabella, also surrounded by the idyllic beaches, the conjunction is Art and Wine, sharing space only Mario Grillo, Juan Castillo and Fernando Donati.

If the foreign presence is important, it is equally spread elsewhere in the country, and met with her at the Hotel Vistalba Cultural, a cultural tourism project helmet stayed in Mercedes, province of Buenos Aires, which houses from July to September Reboredo Modesta works, Viviana Herrera, Enrique Testaseca, Esteban Grimi, Mariela Lotfi, Laura Hart and Guillermo Garrido.

Prolonged exposure to top notch places in the country and abroad, providing possibilities of knowledge in public places to enjoy status and acquire works of our artists, to introduce the interest in starting collecting.

Among economic investment and pleasure, taste and aesthetic beliefs, risk and adventure, art collecting is a personal company that realizes a different mindset, is a quest through which people express their profile sensitive.


August 1, 2008

The evasion

The plastic art in Buenos Aires Mendoza.

Six artists exhibited successfully in Congress. Among them, the chacrenses Ivonne Kaiser and Laura Hart.

The art and wine are increasingly intertwined. It is painted with wine, the wine is painted using as inspiration, the wineries are works of artists and sponsors to become of them. This time, a group of plastics Mendoza traveled to Buenos Aires for the group show at the Hall of Lost Steps of the National Congress called "Mendoza, wine and art between poems", organized by the lawyer and art dealer, Daniel Augusto Wheel . She joined four local wineries, which offered tastings of their products.

This time not only the artists hung their work in a space that had not been linked these two topics: art and wine. Artists also received an honorable mention in the Chamber of Deputies. Six plastics, among which were the chacrenses Laura Hart (current director of MMAM) and Ivonne Kaiser, and a writer, were the stars of this show.

"It was very good and was a lot of people. Discussed in a place not exposed long ago, in a historic place. We had to take three pictures each and one of them had to make reference to the wine. It seems barbaric to have someone to mobilize the works of the artists, because that's something out there we do not know or can not do, "said Yvonne.

Hart works, Kaiser, Juan Castillo, Osvaldo Chiavazza Christopher Antonio Peña y Lillo and Sarelli, 18 in all, were placed in climate through a poem recited by writer Marcela Muñoz Pan, who was also recognized. While the event was declared "of legislative interest", both in Congress and in the Legislature of Mendoza.

"It was an amazing experience. One thinks of Buenos Aires as something huge, competitive but we have a very public and very gracious response from the press. In addition, Daniel (Rueda) placed the works in private galleries. Entering this market is not easy, so it is very good for us, "said Laura Hart.

This time also recognized the work of cultural makers. Thus, highlighting the work of Rueda, "by actions in Mendoza, San Luis, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Punta del Este (Uruguay) and Marbella (Spain), through the dissemination of cultural activity and national Mendoza scene and the Latin American art to the world. " Their performance in this regard was also honored by the provincial Senate a short time ago.


July 16, 2008

Panorama Interior

Art Online
From Mendoza
by Graciela Distéfano

The Discreet Charm of a month without fanfare or surprises, languid sun of winter must not be misleading: slowly but surely the activity remained in all sites, although we have no place to review them all. "Whoever is named receives a destination" said the Marechal remembered, and that is what seems to happen with RAP (Daniel Augusto Rueda) and her outstanding artistic venture.

"Actually, for the stove-indigenous black African-silence, when not the result of fear, is a very significant social quality". Antonio Di Benedetto (The silenciero)
The Discreet Charm of a month without fanfare or surprises, languid sun of winter must not be misleading: slowly but surely the activity remained in all sites, although we have no place to review them all. "Whoever is named receives a destination" said the Marechal remembered, and that is what seems to happen with RAP (Daniel Augusto Rueda) and her outstanding artistic venture. Silently, has been moving the work of Mendoza with intelligence and skill in various places. And so it was that in the course of little more than a month, joined "Spilimbergo and Brown, master and disciple. A premises: Tucumán", an exhibition at the gallery Encounter history of a piece of plastic inside the country. Also the work of Alberto Thormann traveled to Buenos Aires from the hand of this restless art dealer and projects in the Old World, with the exhibition held in Marbella with Viviana Herrera, Juan Castillo, Alejandra Civit, Osvaldo Chiavazza, Fernando Jereb, Cristóbal Peña y Lillo between Mendoza. A young lawyer, who seems to materialize the dream of Correa Patiño (great dreamer of the 60) of the successful dissemination of their coprovincianos art. With kindness, humility, perseverance he was introduced and making this a profitable activity, where artists are a great facilitator of opportunities. Also breathed an atmosphere of intimacy and silence in MMAM where painters exposed two successive winners in Victoria halls, San Rafael. Enrique Testaseca with "inner landscape" is immersed in that rich tradition to which explores Mendoza, giving a twist without ornamental effects and minimal intensity. While Carlos Escoriza in "fragile human love" shows a conceptual transition paths without taking off the paint, but deploying a variety of resources including a video of Diego Campo, who arranged with wisdom and strength a photographic series of the author creating an estrangement that part of the image of the apple, symbol universal?, Western?? and its metaphors and states.
On the other hand, in the ECA Weavers Encounter: "Man-fiber-time", which Beatriz Baez is "alma mater" proved the possibilities of a truly federal invitation and open to all trends that coexist in different spaces. Another opening action is good-and-tell is traveling exhibits offered at locations distant from the provincial capital of the Department of Culture. I touched the southern department of General Alvear receive Ofelia Santos, Ordonez Betty, and Roxana Isola Maria Gabriela Bermejo and his works. The artists are lavished in the far south, mainly in the school and the concern was more frequently. Thus, in a fruitful silence, deployed many actions that speak of the vitality of this "inside" that while not stop listening to too many voices, trembles in its crossroads.


June 29, 2008

Multiple Personalities – Juan Castillo

* Jungle *
A space mine, mine, mine ...

Juan Castillo is 29 years old and won the Visual Arts Hall Regional Vintage 2008 by a work that at first glance makes it clear that as an artist, he is different. Although at times strange, his work is known for the role of feeling and color.

As an artist, his works Castillo allows universes arise and reflect but mesmerizing impossible while using magic and attractive appearance of electrifying colors and powerful imagery.

Whether through realism or surrealism their creations-even on extravagant themes, as in man and animal hybrids which combine to create something more to the imagination-always open to multiple interpretations that the viewer wants them.

As shown great contemporary painter curious range of possibilities offered today experimenting with digital photography, after capturing the moment imagined, conceived the work as art, as a creation of John Castillo.

His work has been exhibited in Uruguay and Spain, has made six solo exhibitions and participated in over thirty group. Speaking to + Culture, Castillo recounts how a painter becomes realistic and how much was involved in the study of color choice, while anticipating an upcoming shows

- Since when do you like to paint?
- From boy I like. In high school I was very excited and I put a lot more focus on the time of plastic, but I always thought it was going to be a lawyer, even I studied one year of that career and I realized that I had spent the year drawing.

- You chose to study at the National University of Cuyo, what do you most redeem the race?
- The race is great, what is good is studying art history, but mainly rescued knowledge of composition, drawing. It helped me a lot and I took advantage of all contact with other artists, which is super important.

- You're a realist painter, how you get to dive into this stream?
- It has to do with a process. I was always a figurative painter and had a surrealistic stage level and very pure color. I think going to investigate the color, keep trying and using quaternary colors and discover realistic color, which is essential to the art, was the main thing. But came alone, I raised it as a goal, it just started to give, when I saw that worked me cope with realism.

- In your paintings is often the appearance of animals and children ...
- Yes, are recurring themes. The presence of animals occurs spontaneously think, but also linked to having something very pure and childlike in some way and that attracts me. But it also has much to do that I draw and paint a lot of pictures from it, sometimes I take photos with a specific idea and sometimes use photos I've taken in everyday situations. And kids come because I have so many nephews are common in my life.

- Do you think that realism is deeply explored in Mendoza?
- No, definitely not because it has much to do with now, I think it is related to overcoming the taboo of photography. In Mendoza there is a strong tradition of academic drawing and realism very current is closely linked to photography, yet the subject of elaborate and work it without the prejudice of having to draw something so perfect like Michelangelo, something not even he did.

- Your works are very sharply divided into two styles, in a no absolute light and other diversity marked shadows. Does that decide before the start of a series of works?
- Yes, it really depends on what you are doing at the time. Now for example, I'm taking a leave and work in works that are not fully realistic or where there is a pure flat color. Right now, I'm at a very digital that has to do with realism and in particular, the idea of ​​mixing the background color in the figure, in the hair or a body part.

- As you have seen in your works much imagination ...
- Well, it's because that's where the imagination goes hand in bringing realistic as a dog-headed man, that series is called Hybrid and is something I love, I am also working on that.

- You were the winner of the paint shop of Vintage Salon 2008 with a very particular work, the mascot. How do you define it?
- I think it is a synthesis of several topics, then completes a process that meets the figure of the child, the hybrid and the nude. It is a summary of several important issues that I have tried. I also liked the idea of ​​encouraging me to make a green background without horizon where the figures are as in the air. In reality, this painting was intended for a sample for Contemporary Art Space, but started too late and stayed. It was lucky.

- You were a student of Alberto Musso, what lessons or techniques you rescue him?
- You really have to be aware that it is difficult to live in an art workshop, a voltage is generated whenever the teachers. I think he helped me compositional and conceptual level, not so much on how to paint a work but that made me think it. It was not a big fan of surrealism, although rewarded me in a room as a juror, he believed that surrealism was well done and, anyway, I do not consider myself a surrealist painter. I out there I became very repetitive with self-referential themes and he told me. "You paint Castillo, do not think so, paint, paint."

- You said you do not feel very surreal, what kind of painter you consider yourself?
- I do not know ... I dare say that there is some magical realism in my work, obviously are wonderful elements of this aesthetic category, as something abnormal within the work lives as normal. I think it has to do with magical realism, surrealism rather than having more to do with the dream which is not much my thing. In parallel, I am very interested in digital, where there is a whole digital process prior to starting the work and I like that.

- Do you have a message your paintings?
- Yes, they always have a message paints, good or bad, boring or interesting always. What I seek is that the viewer will generate something, not necessarily a specific idea, but from the work the person can make a return or ask something.

- Do you think the painting always has to have a purpose of beauty?
- No, not necessarily have to be beautiful, it can be very beautiful, but not necessarily, you can make art with everyday objects that are unattractive.

- Belong to the same generation of Coria Lucia, Andrian Mazzieri, Osvaldo Escoriza Chiavazza and Carlos, among others. Do you think there is something in common that unites all the art?
- I think we are all very different, we come from different formations, such as the National University of Cuyo or the School of Fine Arts. Many are more drawn to the graphic, drawing and many more to the conceptual. I do not know if there is a point common to all, I think we do share a new vision of the work itself. The artist here in Mendoza realized that his work is valid and can be sold somehow market awareness has become more real.

- So you think that the art market is growing in Mendoza?
- Like I said, what has changed is the artist's mind. Now we say "my work is something you can sell, I can live with this." Maybe in previous generations looked bad think the work as a product for sale, it does not have to do something commercial.

- This past weekend you participated in "Trasnoche uncut", organized by the Cultural Victory. How did you live the experience?
- Cool, was very good. It gives a very interesting among painters, is good for the artist anime painting them see it. The situation is very fun and enjoyed it very much, and we did an intervention with stencil painting a checkpoint and was good because it was collective good, each took his stencil and was very good, very varied.

- You have a dealer, Daniel Rueda. What influenced your participation for the dissemination of your work?
- Mainly in the consciousness of thinking about work as something that people eat, and he was interested in my work and exposed. For part of it also came the invitation to events where people are important, of course, and it served me well.

- How do you get to expose outside?
- Mainly by contact with wheel because I expose in Spain by a contact he had and then I linked to a gallery with which he worked in Punta del Este and with whom I still regard. And then also had to do with connecting with people so they can send work to classrooms, do a show in Buenos Aires, you have to be connected with the environment.

Author: Florence Forest Manzur
Posted in + Culture


June 17, 2008

Died Alberto Musso, a master painters

By Gema Gallardo.

The great artist, born in St. Louis, died Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was a leader of the local plastic.

The arts community is mourning the loss mendocina great painter Alberto Musso, who died on Sunday night after suffering a heart attack. The artist was hospitalized for over a week at the Spanish Hospital, where he had been admitted after suffering a stroke that left him motionless on his right side.

The remains of the plastic were buried yesterday afternoon in the Capital Cemetery, at the pain of their loved ones.

About the artist

Musso was born in St. Louis and settled in our province. He taught at the Faculty of Arts and Design UNCuyo. Besides painting, he also translated texts of Russian as the dramatic poem Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, and loved literature, so we spent several hours of their day to write.

Those who followed the footsteps of the painter said that exhibited in few occasions but forceful and participated in numerous group shows. He received major awards with their murals and portraits. Your task as a juror constant and tireless preaching in the chair made him one of the leaders of the plastic Cuyo.

Distinguished citizen

Ten days ago, the Municipality of Guaymallén had declared Illustrious Citizen "under a sign that the artist presented at the art gallery Liberty. Shows that will continue throughout the month "for remembering this great teacher and those who had no opportunity to know to appreciate the majesty of his exquisite creations," said Sara Rosales, colleague and friend and director Musso Guaymallén Culture.

While last year, Daniel Augusto Rueda, dealer and advisor to the Ministry of Culture of Mendoza, he organized a tribute show in his home province. Rolling in Potrero de los Funes-Art & Wine called that exhibition, held at the International Hotel Potrero de los Funes. They exposed Ivonne Kaiser, Christopher Peña y Lillo, Viviana Herrera and Juan Castillo.

On that occasion, the governor of San Luis, Alberto Rodriguez Saa, said: "The distinction that we make Musso is very important because we place the highest recognition that a few artists are given (...). Thanks, Musso, being puntano, Cuyo and Argentina. "
On that occasion, the painter replied: "This tribute is excessive and exceeds what I see in my life. This distinction makes me proud. "

For eternity

"I remember Musso told me several times that he signed the first frame when he was 7 years old, in 1947, and since that time he painted all his life. The inspiration for his work was the immediate reality, the next to him, both the portrait of a woman as the political situation he read in the newspapers or as I read the history of Argentina. All that came to him was reason to think images, resulting in the development of a painting, "he recalled, heartbroken, the dealer.

Among the works of Musso remembered are the portraits of governors, like Roberto Iglesias, which adorns the walls of the Hall of Lost Steps of the provincial legislature.


April 20, 2008

The best paid local plastic

By Gema Gallardo

Plastic An investigation into how local artists sell their works and who are the most valued.

Great teachers and amateur or emerging names in short all artists Mendoza start slowly and gradually enjoy the art market that is taking shape in our province. Market that is favored by the constant influx of tourists.

In recent years, local creators increased sales to domestic and foreign visitors who opt to take a painting, a sculpture or a souvenir photograph of their passage by Mendoza. But also growing consumption of art by themselves Mendoza, who little by little start to see a work of art as an investment or "an invaluable heritage" for their children. "My experience with selling is more related to buyers with tourists Mendoza who" confessed Fernando Gabrielli, art-dealer and organizer of exhibitions held in art spaces Navarro Correas winery and La Garita.

And although several environmental referents agreed that "the great art market" does not exist on this land for socio-cultural reasons, do understand that the factors of the rise is the favorable exchange rate, but also the aesthetic quality of the works.

The dealer said Daniel Rueda currently buy a work of art is the third investment discipline worldwide. "The relativity of this business is important because you can buy a painting for $ 500 and over the years, according to the evolution of the plastic, this piece can reach a figure unimaginable," Rueda said.

For its part, the art-dealer Romera Cecilia confessed that "there is definitely an art market as there is in Buenos Aires, but there is some potential. If Gutierrez Zaldivar had not come to tempt the province as a sales pitch or more to promote their artists. "

And followed paragraph added: "Mendoza is waking up to art and much help hold symbiosis with art, art hotel, restaurants with art, something that did not exist ten years ago. That has been 'awake' tourism receptors, which have undoubtedly been those who help promote the art more in Mendoza, "said the manager of the art space at the Hyatt.

But in the absence of a formal market-important art galleries, for example, the main promotional spaces are precisely those transiting tourists: hotels, wineries, restaurants. Foreigners are precisely those who stand with their purchases: Canadian, American, British, German and Chilean respondents detailed by this newspaper.

Stained private

Several environmental plastics indicated that formal art market in the province is very small, so the main windows of his works are the hotels, wineries and restaurants. These dealers do not act, but leave room for parts and consultation of interested to contact him or send him to the shop of the respective artists.

In this regard, management makes art Rueda Mendoza in Marbella, Punta del Este and Buenos Aires. It is proposed that the province is a center shaft, between Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, including Uruguay and San Pablo. This, for artists to enter the European market but steadily. "Many Mendoza have exceptional artistic quality that has nothing to envy to foreign," said the manager.


March 30, 2008

Today is the last day of Azzoni’s exhibition

Today is the last day to appreciate the show Homenaje a Roberto Azzoni, which opened earlier this month at the Municipal Museum of Modern Art (MMAMM, subsoil Independence Square, City). The tribute is a co-production and marchand MMAMM Daniel Rueda.

The sample consists of 54 oil paintings belonging to the family of the great painter and museum. Works like resting Campesina, an oil painting of 1949, in the courtyard of the farm, 1955, or bread, 1957, among others, have been carefully curated by the museum's director, Laura Hart.

This is an exhibition that critics, journalists and the general public have called one of the most important event in Mendoza. Visiting hours of the museum, for now, are 9 to14 and 15 to 21. Admission is free.


March 5, 2008

Tribute to the great Roberto Azzoni

Tomorrow at 20:30 at the Municipal Museum of Modern Art will be inaugurated an exhibition in honor of the great painter Mendoza. The oils that have integrated family and the museum itself, which organizes the show along with Daniel Augusto Wheel Art.

With a first solo exhibition in 1926, which was presented increasingly Roberto Azzoni received rave reviews. Adrian Enrique Coll dedicated a book; Alberto Cirigliano consecrated him another in 1982, Sergio Hocevar dealt extensively in "Azzoni, his thought and works chosen" in 1998, edited by William Petra Communal Library Sierralta, for years, followed by close, marking aesthetic guidelines.

Born in Genoa in 1899 was just an accident, as a child he settled here between us and created his work, he formed his household, honored us with his honesty and trained many of the leading artists of the province. There was an academic plastic but a modern painter and evolutionary.

After realistic stages, which relies on the one hand, the local landscape and, secondly, the technical diversity of European isms, reached a synthesis and eigenmode that ranked among the nation's outstanding painters , enrolled in a particular Americanist expressionism.

Most of all he was interested in making pictures. He did not care research itself but the specific findings to reach visual results, though, that enrich the traditional concepts of beauty, harmony, balance, rhythm and proportion.

Following a two-dimensional (although never as extreme) background and figure were a continuity from each other and consolidated its style and unmistakable. From there he went to abstraction, one that not only helped him synthesize but which rejoices with matter, but not worth itself as forced to serve the content and expression. Such is the case of the mural 'Soil', which offers a presentative geology, true wonder whooping plastic material, disturbing, dense, strong dramatic tension.

Perhaps because the combination of innate talent-as available-sanguine temperament and took him to live for painting, assembling achieved, for example, the beautiful area (face to the Impressionists) with a pristine surface (typical of the abstract). The result is superb. A heroic figures, tenderly stone, adding a wild card and get a bill lordship sumptuous, caressing, transparent.

The net compositional structure does not deviate from that epic painter whose heroes are the ancient inhabitants of Mendoza, Andean America, godlike in his austere palette and earthy, monochromatic, modulated working varied ocher, or multicolor when it suits, but always a palette low-pitched.

In the exhibition "Landscapes Mendoza '1987 in gallery' Gimenez ', calling attention to an untitled painting where the ridge appears split in two by a river, fierce in his impenetrable mass, unshaken in its stillness. There comes a song that celebrates the essence stone and immediately leads us to relate to the poem 'Stone infinite' of Ramponi.

Stones made a scenery for gods and titans of Homeric proportions, wild beauty, the talent knew Azzoni recreate on the web with that haunting and solemn drama that highlights his painting.

When the habitat of his heroes is the request, invokes the inventive genius and there are, scattered throughout the country, the huge crows feet of our rivers, the Andes fierce waves and roots of poplar trees.

Dramatic, vigorous expression and never bombastic, Azzoni was more interested in the root of the tree, more for the soul than the skin, so it was a portrait of the outside world but a full interpreter Andean races. A veteran poet of the epic song, with syntax of our time. A painter unmistakable voice that gave definitive voice Mendoza and its people.

The Man
Born in Genoa, Italy, on July 2, 1899, son of Luisa Azzoni Bussi and Narcissus, but he settled in Mendoza early age. In his work as a teacher mendocino plastic and represented with their works the landscapes and people of Mendoza. The figures of men and women in the landscape Azzoni are complementary elements, not allegories and symbols.

They are protagonists of the medium, with the vigor and depth that leaves the same environment and transmitted in vigor, vitality and meekness.

He created the Academy of Fine Arts, under the inspiration of architect Manuel Civit, with painters Antonio Bravo, Fidel de Lucia, Vicente Estrella Lahir, Rodolfo Guastavino, Vera Sales.

In 1947 he was responsible for the Workshops Higher Institute of Fine Arts at the National University of Cuyo. His art was seen in Spain, Venice, Cuba, Chile and Colombia, among other places.

Azzoni said in an interview: "I am a figurative because I need to express. I wish my figure not only transcends a pose, but a spirit. I always thought that the figure should express something human. "

Mendoza died in the May 16, 1989.


March 5, 2008

Azzoni will be honored at the MMAMM

Tomorrow will be a tribute to the great painter Roberto Azzoni, at 20.30 in the Municipal Museum of Modern Art Mendoza (MMAMM) located in Independence Square Town. The tribute is presented by the Municipality of the City of Mendoza, co-produced by the museum and the art dealer Daniel Augusto Rueda.

Tomorrow will be a tribute to the great painter Roberto Azzoni, at 20.30 in the Municipal Museum of Modern Art Mendoza (MMAMM) located in Independence Square Town. The tribute is presented by the Municipality of the City of Mendoza, co-produced by the museum and the art dealer Daniel Augusto Rueda. Tribute to the sample shall consist Azzoni Rorberto canvases from his family and the museum and has been carefully selected by the director of MMAMM, Laura Hart. The exhibition promises to be one of the most important plastic Mendoza in recent years. It will remain open until March 31.

THE ARTIST. Roberto Azzoni held his first solo exhibition in 1926 and was presented whenever received rave reviews. Adrian Enrique Coll dedicated a book and Alberto Cirigliano consecrated him another in 1982. Petra Guillermo Sierralta, for years, was close behind, scoring aesthetic standards, and there is extensive literature that deals with his work and gives an idea of ​​its artistic.

Born in Genoa in 1899 was just an accident, as a child he moved here in Mendoza and created his work, he formed his home and taught many of the leading artists of the province. There was an academic plastic, but a modern painter and evolving. After realistic stages, which uses the landscape and technical diversity of European isms, reached a synthesis and eigenmode that placed him among the country's most outstanding painters, enrolled in a particular Americanist expressionism.