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  • ICAA Record ID
    730617
    TITLE
    Pintura y percepción / Abraham Haber
    IN
    Perceptismo : Teórico y polémico (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- No. 4 (Oct. 1950)
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Haber, Abraham. "Pintura y percepción." Perceptismo: Teórico y polémico (Buenos Aires), no.1 (October 1950).
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this review, Abraham Haber discusses the evolution of the work of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian in order to establish, within those same parameters, its relationship to Concrete Art in Argentina and the proposals advanced by Perceptivism. 

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Perceptismo. Teórico y Polémico [Perceptivism: Theoretical and Controversial] was the Perceptivist group’s magazine. The nine issues that were published in Buenos Aires between October 1950 and July 1953 carried articles by Raúl Lozza (1911), Rembrandt van Dyck Lozza (1915), and Abraham Haber (1924-86). The final issue was subtitled, “A Tribute to an Attempt at Peace” but the group decided to withdraw it from circulation because of the risk of confiscation under the prevailing censorship of the times. Perceptivism was created by Raúl Lozza, the Argentinean artist, after he left the Arte Concreto — Invención Association. The Perceptivist idea is anchored by three essential principles: the replacement of the traditional background with the concept of a color field (the architectural wall), the creation of the “cualimetría” [quality measurements] of the plane, and the centrifugal structure of references into space aimed at eliminating the influence of the periphery.

Abraham Haber was a philosopher and an expert on the work of the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Haber wrote a book, Un símbolo vivo [A Live Symbol]; in addition to his activities as an art critic, he also charted the theoretical course for the Perceptivist group. This particular document has been chosen because it explains the principles of Perceptivism as they relate to other aesthetic proposals.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Navidad Laudi de Haber, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo Fundación Espigas.