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  • ICAA Record ID
    1161796
    TITLE
    Vivir la obra / Roberto Guevara
    IN
    Luisa Richter, selección antologica y obra reciente. -- Caracas, Venezuela : Centro de Arte Euroamericano, 1986.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Guevara, Roberto. "Vivir la obra." In Luisa Richter, selección antologica y obra reciente. Caracas, Venezuela : Centro de Arte Euroamericano, 1986.
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Synopsis

In the work of Luisa Richter, the art critic Roberto Guevara finds two dimensions that give consistency to two ways of expressing the vocation of the human being: on the one hand, vehemence and passion, and on the other, multiple memories tied to relationships. Guevara perceives the impulse of the gesture as the line that links the two processes. He mentions the reasons and developments that have led the Venezuelan painter born in Germany to conceive a certain body of work. The art critic finds Richter’s work filled with meanings and revelations that [for her,] undoubtedly constitute the message of existence.

Annotations

Beyond its lyrical writing, the importance of this text written in 1986 by the Venezuelan poet and art critic Roberto Guevara (1932–1998) on the pictorial work of Luisa Richter (b. 1928) is that it is the considered opinion of such an influential person in the Venezuelan art world. Guevara’s text is an idyllic reinterpretation of much of the aesthetic content of Richter’s work; writing in his highly distinctive literary style, here Guevara tries to describe the virtues of her work. The writer understands that her clear intent is for the viewer to transcend the content of her work—and not just see it, but feel it and live it—through a series of mechanisms that evoke emotional responses. In fact, the critic perceives that this artist´s work is constituted based on the abrupt rejection and abandonment of appearances. Since it is related to a retrospective exhibition, this catalogue text does not particularly focus on any of the artist’s phases or styles; instead, it presents an overall perspective, embracing all the artist’s work.

Researcher
Juan Carlos Azpúrua
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Roberto Guevara, 1986