There is an endless amount of art history incorporated into the Argentina Ninteeneth Century art scene. Much of this fueled by the triumphs and issues of the 1816 independence. Some of the most relevant artists of this period were Pridiliano Pueyrredon, Candido Lopez, Eduardo Sivori and Ernesto de la Carcova, amongst others.
Pridiliano Pueyrredon was both artist and architect. Many of the cities monuments that are scattered throughout Buenos Aires were designed and made by Pueyrredon. He was also commissioned by numerous Argentine aristocracies to paint portraits of family members.
Candido Lopez may have been one of the first pioneers in photography which later turned into a painting courier full of grand and victorious battle scenes. He was also an honored soldier. During the war against Paraguay he lost his right arm and later learnt to paint and write with his left hand.
Eduardo Sivori known as the country’s first realist painter very much influenced by the French style. Most of his artistic scenes portray Pampa landscapes, nudes and portraits of many different subjects.
Ernesto de la Carcova had two different styles throughout his painting courier, his earlier work showed a socialist persona depicted by the internationally acclaimed “sin pan y sin trabajo” piece. Later on he turned to the more fashionable realism of still life’s, nudes and portraits. During his time he was one of the most respected artists in Argentina and helped to acquire numerous European art displays for the city of Buenos Aires.