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  • ICAA Record ID
    768699
    TITLE
    Arte plástico y anexo : Exposición Doctor Figari / At.
    IMPRINT
    Buenos Aires, Argentina. : [s.n.], 21 de julio de 1925
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 11-13 : ill
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – notes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    At. [Alfredo Chiabra Acosta]. "Arte plástico y anexo: Exposición Doctor Figari." La Campana de Palo (Buenos Aires) 1, no.3 (July 1925): 11-13.
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Synopsis

Following an exhibition by Uruguayan painter Pedro Figari, Alfredo Chiabra-Acosta reviews the character of his pictorial production and considerations made about it by art criticism. Regarding the latter, he ponders that in view of such praise—“everything has been said”—Figari has been buried, canonized, and made into a “candidate for artistic sainthood.” About the artist’s work, besides considering his visual execution as poor, and in some ways redundant, Chiabra-Acosta criticizes his “pseudo-American” trait, in addition to his “literary” vein based on “historical pseudo-chronicles.” In this respect, his conclusion is that “regionalism and folklorism do not have anything to do with this. Only those who coexist with the aboriginal people…will be able to create, with authority, a true art expression…that can be truly called American.”

Annotations

La Campana de Palo [The Wooden Bell] published its first six editions between June and December 1925. Following a time in which the journal was not published, it reappeared in September 1926, with a continuing enumeration but with a different format and the subtitle: Periódico Mensual. Bellas Artes y Polémica. [Monthly Journal. Fine Arts and Polemic.]. In this second phase, which continued until September-October 1927, eleven editions were published.

 

La Campana de Palo constituted one of the broadcasting organs for anarchist ideas of the group headed by Alfredo Chiabra-Acosta, also known by the pseudonym Atalaya, or At.

Researcher
Natalia Pineau.
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Particular: Sr. Albino Fernández.