The Tango orginated at the border of Argentina and Uruguay It was born in the 1880’s in mostly impoverished port areas of the countries, with the enslaved Africans. it became popular in dance halls and perhaps even brothels The Tango found a new audience in the 1940’s and 50’s.
This painting is paired with the companion painting Bosa Nova. These both speaks to movement and a vibrant, playful expression. This painting was created with an especially free movement and palate knives creating layers and improvisation.