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  • ICAA Record ID
    763648
    TITLE
    [La gran difusión de la pintura contemporánea...] / Samuel Paz
    IN
    Clorindo Testa. Exposición Nº 127. -- Buenos Aires : Galería Bonino, 7 al 19 de septiembre de 1959.
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Paz, Samuel. "[La gran difusión de la pintura contemporánea...]." In Clorindo Testa. Exposición Nº 127. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Galería Bonino, 1959.
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Synopsis

The art critic Samuel Paz wrote that art produced around 1959 was a pursuit rich with collective experiences, yet poor in individual outcome. In his opinion, rebellion today is mastering the path to “extroverted creation.” Although, contrary to this, the artwork of an introvert showed up: Clorindo Testa. His works of that moment had a lyrical dimension that appeared along with the whites and blacks; also the painting’s content deepened with the textures in which matter is highlighted.

Annotations

Samuel Paz was a principal cultural promoter of the 1960-70s. Close to Jorge Romero Brest, he was part of the editorial board of the journal Ver y estimar [To See and Ponder] in the early-1950s; subsequently, Paz assisted him at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts], and became the deputy director in the Centro de Artes Visuales [Visual Arts Center] at Instituto Torcuato Di Tella. Afterward, Paz had a curatorial practice at the MNBA, between 1972-80. The critic died in 2007.

 

This document shows the importance of Galería Bonino in the consolidation of the new trends of 1960s Argentinean art. This early Clorindo Testa exhibition (1923), with a prologue by the art critic Samuel Paz, points to the individual course taken by the artist and architect in the late-1950s with works regarding his rebuttal of color. In addition, the prologue by Paz presents some interesting questions, both about the individual artist and the collective experience, an axial issue in the arts of the following decade.

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