Buenos Aires: Tango and Impressionism
This presentation features the art of Benito Quinquela Martin who was a painter of his beloved port “La Boca.” For him color was life and his life was color. His paintings of port scenes show the activity, vigor and roughness of the daily port life. Benito Quinquela Martin is recognized as a great artist worldwide for his inherent talent and profound love of color and tango music.
Our guide for this fascinating talk will be Phoenix Art Museum docent Isabel Ballerna. Isabel is a native of Buenos Aires, with a BA in Art. An artist and interior designer, her artworks have been featured in galleries and published in numerous publications including Artists of the Rockies and the Golden West and Southeast Art magazines. Isabel is also an avid horse rider and competitor in dressage. She has been a docent at Phoenix Art Museum since 2014.