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  • ICAA Record ID
    824360
    TITLE
    El XXXIX Salón de Bellas Artes será abierto esta tarde
    IN
    La Nacion (Buenos Aires). --- Sept. 21, 1949
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 4
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – notes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    La Nacion (Buenos Aires). "El XXXIX Salon de Bellas Artes sera abierto esta tarde." September 21, 1949, 4.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This article reports on the opening of the Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas and analyzes some of the award-winning works. It also discusses the work of well-established artists included in the show, even those not awarded prizes. The text concludes with a series of rhetorical questions about this particular salon that the writer hopes will benefit the XL Salón, to be held in 1950.

Annotations

Oscar Ivanissevich (1895–1976) was a surgeon and politician who served as minister of education from 1948 to 1950 during the first presidency of Juan Domingo Perón (1946–55). His speeches at the 1948 and 1949 openings of the Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas were marked by vehement attacks on Abstract art.

This document has been selected because it attests to the context surrounding the opening of the Salón Nacional in 1949. Indeed, this opening was particularly controversial due to the speech delivered by Ivanissevich, transcribed in the article, “Inauguróse ayer el XXXIX Salón de Artes Plásticas” [The XXXIX Salón de Artes Plásticas Opened Yesterday] (see doc. no. 742836).

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Biblioteca Nacional, Argentina.