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  • ICAA Record ID
    1166167
    TITLE
    II Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado / Juan Calzadilla
    IN
    II Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado. -- Caracas, venezuela : Museo de Arte La Rinconada, 1984
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Calzadilla, Juan. "II Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado." In II Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado. Exh. cat., Caracas, Venezuela: Museo de Arte La Rinconada, 1984.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado (Venezuela); Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero (Venezuela)
Synopsis

The critic Juan Calzadilla discusses the status of the system governing Venezuelan art biennials and salons in 1984, on the occasion of the II Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado at the Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero in Caracas. Calzadilla also addresses the status of drawing since the genre boomed in the late 1970s, including the role he played in the development of the Venezuelan visual arts. In closing, he explains why prints were included in this edition of the event. 

Annotations

This essay by the draftsman and critic Juan Calzadilla (b. 1931) is helpful because of his review of the role that drawing played in Venezuelan art as a secondary form of expression used in painting and sculpting. This situation changed during the boom that drawing enjoyed in Venezuela in the late 1970s, which elevated it and placed it on a par with the other two genres. From his perspective as a draftsman, however, Calzadilla criticizes the fact that most of those who participated in this movement equated drawing with painting; so much so that they sought to express the same effects and ideas in their drawings that they would have pursued had they been working with canvas and color.

Researcher
Monica Quintini
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Reproduced with permission of Juan Calzadilla, Caracas, Venezuela
Location
CINAP. Centro de Informacion Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Galería de Arte Nacional, Plaza Los Museos, Los Caobos, Caracas.