The Greats of Tango Series
Born March 14, 1906 (died Sept 24, 1964) in the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires Rodolfo Biagi originally played violin however, he soon after took up the piano. He was discovered playing for silent cinema at a very young age and fell in love with tango soon after.
Rodolfo Biagi entered the 1930’s accompaning Carlos Gardel and started writing some of his most famous tangos including Indiferencia. It was when he joined with Juan D’Arienzo in 1935 that he became was known as ‘Manos Brujas’ (bewitched hands). It was this paring of maestros that began a change in the tangos of the day. Accelerating an already pushy tempo to new heights.
“I’ve always tried to bring the piano to the forefront compared to typical orchestras using this instrument to accompany. This is what I did with Juan D’Arienzo.”
Biagi’s style is principally focused on rhythm. While D’Arienzo’s rhythm is quintessentially metronomic Biagi’s created a signature style accenting off-beat, punctuating phrase with vigorous arpeggio and syncopated rhythm at its core.
Bold and clean. Biagi (The Greats of Tango series) is a perfect example of the artists vision for his tango art. The series of artwork sets out to break the mold of caricatures and headshots in regular depictions of Tango artists.
Every available picture ever taken of Rodolfo Biagi depicts him sporting his perfectly manicured mostach. This is the focus of the Biagi iconisation. Originally the artwork included a piano as the ‘hairs’ of the mostache however, this was removed for a cleaner and simpler appearance.
This series is the best sellers. As such, from time to time Doni will be making this artwork available in various colour ways as regular and limited editions.
Local Pickup is available from Fitzroy only.
To use local pick services
Please list your shipping address as:
183 Kerr st. Fitzroy 3065 (postcode is vital).
(This will mean you are not charged for shipping and will be contacted to arrange your pickup time.)
If ordering different product types (Tshirts and posters) the items will be grouped separately and shipping calculated as separate parcels.
When purchasing art from the Tango Melbourne shop you are purchasing
- You are choosing 1 of 6 available colours
- The Artwork provided as a poster only (No framing or mounting)
- The Artwork will be sent in a poster tube designed to transport such artwork.
- The artworks are available from sizes A4 to A0
- The artwork will be hand signed by the artist.
If purchasing a limited edition colour-way the item will be appropriately numbered and signed.
Thank you for considering this special piece of Bailamos Tango Art from The Greats of Tango series