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  • ICAA Record ID
    741399
    TITLE
    Sobre el arte informal / Jorge Romero Brest
    IN
    del Arte : plástica, literatura, teatro, música, cine - t. v (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- No. 1 (jul. 1961)
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Romero Brest, Jorge. "Sobre el arte informal." del Arte: plástica, literatura, teatro, música, cine - t. v. (Buenos Aires), July 1961.
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Synopsis

Jorge Romero Brest points out the characteristics of Informalist art and its several branches. According to him, Informalism is an artistic mode that breaks with modern art in its attempt to capture reality; this is why it is considered a realist art. Romero Brest sets up its links with conceptual terms such as appearance, experience, and utopia.

Annotations

The publication del Arte presented a bickering with the cover headline “El informalismo en la balanza: escriben J. Romero Brest, Enrique Azcoaga, Rafael Squirru.” [Informalism Tipped in the Scales: texts by J. Romero Brest, Enrique Azcoaga, Rafael Squirru]. The spread of the Movimiento informalista had quite an impact on the artistic milieu in Argentina since the late 1950s with the work of Alberto Greco, Enrique Barilari, Kenneth Kemble, and Luis Alberto Wells, among others.

Jorge Romero Brest, the director of the magazine Ver y estimar (1948–55), was appointed the administrator of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1955. Romero Brest acted as the director of the same institution between 1956 and his resignation in 1963, when he assumed the directorship of the Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Di Tella [Center for the Visual Arts at Di Tella Institute], where he had previously served as an advisor.

In the same year that he wrote this text, Romero Brest wrote a popular book of local importance titled ¿Qué es el cubismo? [What Does Cubism Mean?] in which he used such notions as “experience” and “reality,” very similar to those applied in this piece.

Researcher
Roberto Amigo
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Fundación Espigas, Argentina.