Friday, February 5, 2010

La Boca

"La Boca" is a mixed media painting I did in 2008. I was inspired by a visit to Argentina, my native country. La Boca is a turistic area in Buenos Aires, where the Rio de la Plata opens into the Atlantic Ocean. Boca means mouth in Spanish. La Boca is a colorful, attractive, happy place. It's full of restaurants, art galleries, souvenir shops. Musicians play on the sidewalk, people take pictures of the buildings and of each other. The famous Argentinian painter Quinquela Martin immortalized it in many beautiful paintings. Many tangos have been written, sang, and danced in La Boca. No trip to Bs.As. is complete without visiting La Boca.

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