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Pellegrini’s text presents a sampling of inks and drawings by Miguel Ángel Bustos, inaugurated simultaneously with the presentation of the book El Himalaya o la moral de los pájaros. [The Himalayas or the Morality of Birds]. Since Pellegrini is a poet as well as a painter, he emphasizes the fact that poetry has two expressive channels, the verbal and the visual, pointing out how they are different even though they both share the same creative core.
Aldo Pellegrini (1903-1973) was a poet, playwright, essayist, art critic, and a prominent influence on Argentine culture. Linked to the development of Surrealism since its inception, he directed several editorial projects. Pellegrini also supported and publicized the various trends of Abstract art, encouraging groups such as Artistas Modernos de la Argentina [Modern Artists of Argentina] and the Asociación Arte Nuevo [New Art Association].
The exhibit was inaugurated at the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists] on December 2, 1970.
Miguel Ángel Bustos was an Argentine poet born in 1933. Since he was a militant leftist he disappeared in 1976, during the de facto government of Jorge Rafael Videla (1976-1981). From the mid-1960s on, he had been dedicated to drawings as well as to literature, having illustrated four of his books.
This presentation by Pellegrini is a testimony of his support for the last work by this poet whose life was prematurely cut short and whose previous work had already been presented by the prestigious writers Juan Gelman (1930) and Leopoldo Marechal (1900-1970).