Tango in San Telmo

Tango in San Telmo

Title: Tango in San Telmo
Original: $575.00
Size: 7 X 10
Medium: Ink & Watercolor
Location & Date: Buenos Aires, March 2010

George’s Postcard Note: A plaza in San Telmo, the oldest section of Buenos Aires, the site of a weekend flea market. The buildings surrounding it, once homes of the elite – a yellow fever epidemic moved them north to higher ground – are now cafes and antique stores. The market was lively with street vendors, music and, this being Buenos Aires – tango dancers in the street dancing. As I set my stool down on the sidewalk to paint this corner of the plaza, a boom box started up, and there right in front of me were tango dancers. The lady in the red dress is dancing (lower left side in the postcard) with her partner (not in the picture) who not only looked the part – slicked hair, baggy slacks and wing tips – but probably was the part. He tangoed on his impromptu dance floor to blaring CD’s and cheering onlookers. Quite the Argentine experience!