One of 

Argentina's

Most Famous Artists

 

Benito Quinquela Martin, one of Argentina's most famous artists, was an orphan born in La Boca, a neighbourhood he loved and never left. At the time La Boca was a collection of tin houses and bleak remnants of what once was a busy port. When Benito wasn't unloading heavy sacks of coal from nearby ships, he used a lump of the black stuff to draw on any piece of scrap he could find lying around. This practice would carry onto his work even after becoming internationally successful: he sketched with coal and applied paint to canvas with a spatula he fashioned out of the sort bricklayers use.  

 

Quinquela's imagination saw through the dull shades of grey of La Boca's tin structure. He walked around the neighbourhood and imagined a vibrant port full of colourful ships, where men could always find work. Then, after daydreaming as long as he found necessary, painted his dreams with a haste so intense it can still be felt through his work.

 

Benito was at times a coal worker, at others a vagrant; a successful artist and a philanthropist - If you asked him, he was just a painter of ships.

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“It seems that my mission on earth is to paint the sea,

the river, the ships; but not to sail them.

[…] I'm an inland sailor, a port sailor. Most of all,

at the port of La Boca, which I dare call my port of salvation.”

 

                   Quinquela Martín  

MOTIVO DE PUERTO

Malbec | Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Intense ruby red colour with burgundy reflections. Aromas of coffee, plum jam, ripe fruit, liquorice and cinnamon are intertwined with notes of vanilla and a touch of mint. On the palate it is soft, with a medium body and sweet tannins that give it a long and elegant finish.

Alc. 13,6% by vol. | RS: 1,80 g/l | PH: 3,6 | Total Acidity.: 5,7 g/l

 
 

“It seems that my mission on earth is to paint the sea,

the river, the ships; but not to sail them.

[…] I'm an inland sailor, a port sailor. Most of all,

at the port of La Boca, which I dare call my port of salvation.”

 

                                                 Quinquela Martín  

A PLENO SOL

Malbec | Bonarda Blend

Vibrant red colour with violet reflections There are notes of ripe fruit reminiscent of plum and black cherry with subtle notes of vanilla and mint. Of long persistence, well structured, fleshy and sweet tannins.

Alc. 13,4% by vol. | RS: 1,80 g/l | PH: 3,6 | Total Acidity.: 5,8 g/l

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