Fine Arts Museum

National Museum of Fine Arts, Recoleta

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The National Museum of Fine Arts, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Spanish, is the most important art museum in Argentina. MNBA boasts works by European and Argentine artists such as Rodin, Monet, El Greco, Goya, Morel, Pueyrredón, de la Cárcova, Guttero and Seguí. Rent an audio guide, available in English and Spanish. Take a guided tour. Participate in one of the many children’s programs, Spanish only, organized throughout the year.
Museo Nacional Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional Bellas Artes

Robert Wright courtesy Recoleta Cemetery Blog

Prilidiano Pueyrredón

Prilidiano Pueyrredon (1923 - 1870) was an Argentine painter, architect and engineer. He painted everyday themes and was known as a costumbrist, as Hispanic realists are called. He spent much of his life in Europe, both Spain and France, and lived for 3 years in Brazil. Pueyrredon was the first Argentine artist to paint nudes and one of the first artists to paint gauchos. He painted portraits of Argentine aristocrats to gain favor with the upper class as he was never considered one of theirs. Pueyrredon left his mark of the city of Buenos Aires as both an architect and engineer. He designed Plaza de la Victoria and worked on the restoration of many BA monuments.

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