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Francisco Matto

(1911-95), Uruguay


Embark on a captivating journey into the artistic world of Francisco Matto, a visionary trailblazer who defied convention by choosing to explore the artistic riches of Latin America instead of the traditional European path. In this extraordinary class, we will trace Matto's footsteps as he travelled across the continent, immersing himself in the diverse cultures and ancient legacies of pre-Columbian art. Delve into the fascinating life and groundbreaking achievements of Francisco Matto as we uncover his tireless efforts to raise the value of pre-Columbian artistic and intellectual legacies. Discover how his passion and dedication led to the establishment of one of the first museums dedicated to pre-Columbian art in Uruguay, a pivotal moment that reverberated throughout the region's aesthetics. Join us to celebrate Matto's profound contributions and gain a deeper understanding of how his pioneering spirit forever transformed the artistic landscape of Latin America.
Embárcate en un viaje cautivador al mundo artístico de Francisco Matto, un visionario que desafió las convenciones al elegir explorar las riquezas artísticas de América Latina en lugar del camino tradicional europeo. En esta clase, seguiremos los pasos de Matto mientras exploraba los legados antiguos del arte precolombino. Descubre cómo su pasión y dedicación llevaron al establecimiento de uno de los primeros museos dedicados al arte precolombino en Uruguay, un momento crucial que reverberó en toda la estética de la región. Únete a nosotros para celebrar las profundas contribuciones de Matto y obtener una comprensión más profunda de cómo su espíritu pionero transformó para siempre el panorama artístico de América Latina.

20 min


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About the lecturer

Daniela Galan is the founder and director of Amalgama. She is a registered lecturer at the Arts Society in the United Kingdom and has over 17 years of research in art history and philosophy. She has focused her investigation on artists from Latin America, especially female artists whose work remains underrepresented within the art industry. This was the founding purpose of Amalgama, which led her to curate numerous exhibitions, forums and publications since its inception in 2018. 

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