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Uruguay - Bailongo

Bailongo represents the origin of tango. The bandoneon, a predominant instrument is present and central in this music genre. The pose of the couples, of blacks and mestizos, suggest the ambience of a brothel. Dimensions of the work: 24 x 63.5 cm. Work with frame: 36.5 x 81 cm. 1932.

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State of conservation

Good condition. It is stored in vertical racks under a controlled environment.

Type of document

Pictorial work. Oil on cardboard

Current Use

Pictorial work from the collection of the Figari Museum. It is part of the rotation of works in the exhibit halls in order to allow access by the public.


Pedro Figari