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  • ICAA Record ID
    1172126
    TITLE
    La pintura de Ivan Petrovszky / por Pedro Briceño
    IN
    Revista Shell (Caracas, Venezuela). -- Mar. 1960
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 64-73 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Newspaper Article
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Briceño, Pedro. "La pintura de Ivan Petrovszky." Revista Shell (Caracas, Venezuela), March 1960, 64-73.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

The sculptor Pedro Briceño writes this critique about Iván Petrovszky, the Venezuelan painter of Hungarian descent. The text is introduced with a general appreciation of his artistic personality, highlighting, among other things, the seriousness of Petrovszky in confronting his creativity and the simplicity in how he uses expressive elements. Briceño then discusses the formal aspects of some of his work, some of which are drawings and paintings.

Annotations

The Venezuelan sculptor Pedro Briceño (b. 1931), in addition to his achievements as an artist and as a teacher, refined and developed a critical exercise that was used sporadically and was mainly directed at an investigation of language in relation to sculpture. However, this document highlights the beginning of his analytical work on the study of a prominent national representative of figurative painting: Iván Petrovszky (1913–2007). In his critique, Briceño offers a basic formal and detailed review of each of the works selected by him for this text, highlighting the subject matter under consideration, but without placing them at the time of production.

Researcher
Maria Virginia Pineda Aranda
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Pedro Briceño, 1960
Location
Biblioteca Nacional, Colección Publicaciones Seriadas, Caracas