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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.