I’m going to explain about 3 different kinds of art that I experienced in in Argentina so far.
The first one is Street Art. People do it because they are interested to show what they think about what is going on in the world. And if you see street art on a very fancy building, its not because its not fancy, its because the owners don’t want people writing really scribbly graffiti, so they get a street artist to draw something nice on their building instead. If you see a drawing on a random building, don’t think its only grafitti from cans, it can also be oil pastels, or stencils, or paste up (which is sticking bits of paper from magazines or newspapers onto walls).
My favourite one from Street Art is this one:
Here are some other photos I took in the streets near where we were staying:
The second type of art that I want to tell you about is sculptures. In La Boca (a very colourful place where there are houses of all sorts of colours), we went to a museum about sculptures/art. There was an amazing exhibition all done by Alexander Calder. The art was mysterious. It was put together in loads of bending twiddling ways. He was a sculptor and an engineer because there was something you could wind up but there wasn’t an engine in it.
My favourite one was this one:
Here are some other photos I took of the exhibition.
The third type of art I want to talk about was at a big art museum and it was Fine Art from stage to stage like old art all the way through to modern. We drew pictures of paintings we saw that we liked.
Here we are: