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The Right to Dream

A most intriguing and imaginative artist. Xul Solar worked on tempera and ink to create naïve... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Judith A
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Intimate and Interesting Museum

The museum displays works of art, mostly paintings, by Xul Solar. He has very interesting art... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
20bradleyg
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

A most intriguing and imaginative artist. Xul Solar worked on tempera and ink to create naïve, dreamlike landscapes, he created a new language, etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith A
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

The museum displays works of art, mostly paintings, by Xul Solar. He has very interesting art, many expressionist/surrealist paintings that used many symbols. Very colorful, lots of serpents, astrological symbolism, and religious iconic figures. Museum is located in his old home, nice and small so...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 20bradleyg
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

I found this museum on Atlas Obscura and couldn't wait to see it. Absolutely worth the search and walk over. I loved it here and the twisted frames of reality and alternative universes really got my heart pounding. A small space, one and half floors...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

I'll start by admitting that I'm a fan of small museums. I'd rather go to The Frick in NYC than the Met. So that should put this review into context. I knew nothing about Xul Solar in advance, except that he was considered an Argentine...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank FussyGrl
Reviewed July 5, 2017

We didn't know Xul Solar prior to arriving in Argentina, but we were entranced. His watercolors in vibrant palettes with playful and symbolic figures are delightful and refreshing. The artist was intrigued by astrology and the esoteric, so potential visitors who are interested in related...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

So many people both on this site and others had said this was the best small museum in Buenos Aires I felt I had to go. I was disappointed . I am not a great fan of his work but was looking to be converted....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank suehallam
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I have lived all my life in Buenos Aires, and I am an art-lover. I can tell you that this is one of the best museums to visit here. The architecture (designed by Xul SOlar himself) and the art exposed in this museum is wonderful....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lis P
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I never heard of Xul Solar until I found a couple of lines in a travelers guide that said something about a "cartoonish style" of painting, and that was enough to get me interested. I walked there after a half day of being fried under...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Mr_Trondheim666
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Xul Solar is a character like no other. His painting is shocking and original and his biography is absolutely unique. Trained as a musician and an architect he travelled extensively around Europe and absorbed all kind of influences. Back in Argentina he made close friendship...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jesús Miguel C
Reviewed August 24, 2016

An artist who deserves broader recognition. The museum is small and intimate, with a very low entrance fee. There is a collection of reading material in several languages, and the museum (which has a small but enterprising gift shop selection) sells books on the artist,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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