Monday, December 11, 2006


Museo Torres Garcia

Joaquín Torres García was one of Uruguay's most important painters. He had a long career, working in Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, New York, Madrid, and Montevideo. The Torres Garcia Museum is in Montevideo, near the Plaza Independencia on the Sarandi pedestrian mall. It's a fairly small museum with galleries on three floors. It's interesting to see how the style of his paintings changed over time .

His paintings are also displayed at El Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. The piece I've seen reproduced most frequently on Uruguayan handicrafts is this simple drawing.

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