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  • ICAA Record ID
    785910
    TITLE
    La pintura argentina contemporánea / Damián Carlos Bayón
    IN
    Exposición 22 pintores argentinos contemporáneos. -- Buenos Aires : Abr. 1960.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Bayón, Damián Carlos. "La pintura argentina contemporánea." In Exposición 22 pintores argentinos contemporáneos. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires, April 1960.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this text, which is the foreword to the catalogue for the exhibition 22 Contemporary Argentine Painters, Damián Bayón establishes the exclusive relationship with Europe of the visual art culture in Argentina, since there was “no relationship between the Indian and Spanish culture” that would influence it, and also because the European continent, [and] particularly the city of Paris, have always functioned as a required training ground for the artists of the country. To conclude, Bayón characterizes the overall formal features of the artwork of contemporary Argentine painters. 

Annotations

Damián Carlos Bayón (1915-1995), had a doctorate in history, was an art critic and author of numerous books, as well as a teacher, disciple of Jorge Romero Brest and one of the founders, in 1948, of the publication Ver y Estimar [To See and to Ponder], which Romero Brest directed. In 1949 he settled in Paris, and from there kept contributing with articles until 1995 (the last year of publication). At the same time he started to work together with Pierre Francastel.  

This text by Damián Bayón is significant since it shows the manner in which he "presents" and characterizes Argentine art within the context of an exhibition held abroad.   The artists that participated in the exhibition 22 pintores argentinos contemporáneos [22 Contemporary Argentine Painters] were: Luis Ansa, Osvaldo Borda, Judy Bratt, Héctor García Miranda, Horacio García Rossi, Ronaldo De Juan, Elsa Henriquez, Beba Zemborain, Towas, [Can’t confirm this name] Luis Tomasello, Juan Langlois, Julio Le Parc, Ema Landver, Rosario Moreno, Tito Miravet, Nina Negri, Delia Nimo, Raúl Soldi, Stefan Strocen, J.H. Silva, Domingo Candia, and Rodolfo Krasno.

Researcher
Natalia Pineau
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Centro Damián Carlos Bayón del Instituto de América de Santa Fé, Granada, España
Location
Fundación Espigas.