Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín
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Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín information
Once the home and studio of surrealist painter Benito Quinquela Martín (1890–1977), this fine-arts museum exhibits his works and those of other classic Argentine artists. Martín used silhouettes of laboring men, smokestacks and water reflections as recurring themes, and painted with broad, rough brush strokes and dark colors. There are outdoor sculptures on the rooftop terraces, and the top tier has awesome views of the port.
In keeping with the museum’s maritime theme, there’s also a small but excellent permanent collection of painted wooden bowsprits, which are the carved statues projecting forward at the front of ships.