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The text by Pellegrini considers the broad diversity of expressions of this group of non-figurative artists and underscores that the advancement of this trend seems to have ousted all other artistic modalities to become the natural means of expression of man. Likewise, the critic emphasizes that this whole line of expression is due to an absolute freedom. Through that channel, painting has become more humanized, maybe in response to the dehumanization of modern life.
Aldo Pellegrini (Rosario 1903–Buenos Aires 1973) was a poet, playwright, essayist, and art critic whose participation was prominent in the Argentinean cultural milieu. Linked from the beginning to the development of Surrealism, Pellegrini directed several editorial projects. Likewise, he supported and disseminated the different aspects of Abstract art by promoting some groups such as the Artistas Modernos de la Argentina [Modern Artists of Argentina] and the Asociación Arte Nuevo [New Art Association]. The exhibition presented along with this text was carried out at Galería Peuser between August 22 and September 5, 1960. The artists who participated were: Eugenio Abal, Miguel Angel Arroyo, Juan Bay, José Beloso, Paulina Berlatzky, Del Pino, Dora de la Torre, Juan Del Prete, Delatte, Noemí Di Benedetto, Domingo Di Stéfano, Rosa Espagnol, Carlos Matías Funes, Pedro Gaeta, Garavaglia, García, Luis Gowland Moreno, Gina Ionescu (sic), Hernán Larrain, Abel Laurens, Mario Giordano La Rosa, Mane Bernardo, Aldo Massa, Miraglia, Haydée Miranda Gallino, Monzani, Laura Mulhall Girondo, Aldo Paparella, Saravi, Osvaldo Svanascini, Elena Tarasido, Carlos Sánchez Vacca, Yente (pseudonym for Eugenia Crenovich).The Agrupación de Arte no Figurativo [Non-Figurative Art Association], known as the ANFA, was a movement of artists who were linked to tendencies of both geometric art and Informalism. This document has been selected because it shows the Third Salon of the already mentioned grouping.