The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires is presenting a new exhibit this week, with the work of Pío Collivadino, an Argentine artist famous for his portrayal of the landscapes of the city. The artist, who was born in 1869, was an expat in Italy from 1890-1906 where he studied art and got his education. Upon his return to Buenos Aires, he cofounded the Nexus group along with Fernando Fader, Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós, Carlos Ripamonte, Justo Lynch, Alberto Rossi and the famous sculptors Arturo Dresco and Rogelio Yrurtia. His paintings, generally following impressionist and pointillist styles, are photographic in quality to them, due to their angles and the way he portrays lighting.
The exhibit will be showcased until the 25th of August, featuring more than 100 of his works, as well as various works of other artists from the Nexus movement. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.
Collivadina has also exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and he has won several awards, to include the 2007 Venice Biennial golden lion award, as well as the Konex award which named him Argentina´s Most Important Artist.