Tratado de Fileteado Porteño is a book by artist Alfredo Genovese that we found on our trip to Argentina that highlights fileteado - a popular and decorative art typical of Buenos Aires.

Tratado de Fileteado Porteño is a book by artist Alfredo Genovese that we found on our trip to Argentina that highlights fileteado – a popular and decorative art typical of Buenos Aires. Fileteado art uses streamlined shapes, intense colouring and often contains flowers, ribbons, acanthus leaves, dragons and birds.

The official site explains the background:

The fileteado has born in the cart factories of our city in the early twentieth century. It was a decorative activity spontaneously developed by the masters of this craft, until it gradually turned into a pictorical genre. It was also used on trucks and public transport until the 70s, when it began to have a widespread use.

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