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Chapter 8 - White Hall: Originally conceived as a venue for receptions, it is the main hall of the Palace due to its functions and size.
Originally conceived as a venue for receptions, it is themain hall of the Palacedue to its functions and size. The most important acts are performed here, such as the handover, by the outgoing president, of the attributes of command (band and presidential staff) to the new president. Oath ceremonies of Ministers and Secretaries of State, receptions of special guests, signatures of international treaties are also held.
The original design and construction were the work of architect Francesco Tamburini. The perimeter columns, with composite capitals (join-Corinthian), have reliefs such as vases, chimeric birds, acanthus leaves and the National shield worked in gold to the leaf. The doors that open to the North and South salons are covered with mirrors.
This space is presided over by a headboard or a headboard, that is, an important ornamental front in the form of a fireplace on which the bust of the Republic in Carrara marble, the work of the Italian artist Ettore Ximenes, and the National Coat of Armsmade of bronze and placed on a marble plate of different shades. The ensemble is finished by a pair of skated wooden angels with trumpets of glory.
From the center of the hall, hangs a bronze chandelier overgilded, made in France and armed in Buenos Aires, which weighs 1250 kilos and has 192 lamps. The lighting is complemented by numerous sconces on the walls.
The Slavonian oak floor was brought from Brussels in 1903 and, in 2010, was restored for the celebrations of the Bicentennial of the May Revolution.
On the ceiling there is a painting on canvas by the Italian artist Luis De Servi made in 1910 in tribute to the Centenary of the May 25, 1810. It is an allegory that commemorates two key moments in our history: the May Revolution of 1810 and the Declaration of the Independence of 1816.
In the right corner is the bust of General San Martín sculpted by Filipino artist Félix Pardo de Tavera and, in the left corner, the bust of
Publication Date: 21/08/2019
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