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  • ICAA Record ID
    730452
    TITLE
    La Falange contra Picasso / T. M.
    IN
    Orientación : órgano de central del Partido Comunista (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- No. 351 (Ago. 7, 1946)
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Maldonado, Tomás. "La Falange contra Picasso." Orientación: órgano central del Partido Comunista (Buenos Aires), August 7, 1946.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Partido Comunista Francés; Picasso, Pablo; Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

Text in which Maldonado opposes the article written against Picasso published by Arriba (Arise). Also, he gives his opinions regarding propaganda art.

Annotations

Orientación: órgano central del Partido Comunista [Orientation: Central Agency of the Communist Party] was the newspaper of the Argentinean Communist Party. It circulated weekly, since September of 1936 under the title Hoy (Today); later it adopted the name Orientación Semanario de información política, social y económica [Orientation: Political, Social and Economic Weekly]. Although declared illegal and closed down in June of 1943, in August 15 of 1945, it reappeared as the official weekly newspaper published regularly until December 21of 1949, a period in which it was first directed by Ernesto Giudici (1907-1992) in full illegality and in a regular manner; and then by Rodolfo Ghioldi (1897-1985) since April 30, 1947. 

Tomás Maldonado was an intellectual, a painter and designer born in 1922 in Buenos Aires. In 1945, he was one of the founders of the painters’ movement known as Asociación de Arte Concreto [Concrete Art-Invention Association]. In 1954, he settled in Germany, where he was a professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung [School of Design] in Ulm, an institution which he later led.  This document was selected not only because Maldonado disseminates news regarding the situation in Europe, but also because he uses it to indicate that in the resolution signed by Stalin in 1932, it had been declared the non-existence of an “official aesthetics” within the party.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi.
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Tomás Maldonado, Milano, Italia
Location
CeDinCI. Centro de Investigación e Documentación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en la Argentina.