Relics and Selves

Exhibit Label

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Name:

Ocupación militar del Río Negro por la expedición al mando del General Julio A. Roca, 1879

Person:

Blanes, Juan Manuel

Pub. place:

Buenos Aires

Publisher:

Museo Histórico Nacional

Date of Pub.:

1889

Decade:

1880s

Country:

Argentina

Description:

A giant depiction of Roca's Independece Day ceremony on the banks of the Río Negro on 25 May, 1879. The painting was commissioned and purchased in 1889 by the Museo Histórico Nacional, inaugurated that same year, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the campaign.

Institution:

Museo Histórico Nacional, Buenos Aires

Medium & Display:

museums, painting

Present Material:

oil on canvas

Discourse:

fine arts, geography, history, landscape

Key Concept:

body, monument, the other

Contents:

army, arts, barbarism, civilization, conquest, desert, frontier, heroes, race, warfare