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  • ICAA Record ID
    785980
    TITLE
    Carlos Torrallardona / Damián Carlos Bayón
    IN
    Ver y estimar: Cuadernos de crítica artística (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- Vol. 5, no.19 (Sept., 1950)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 62 - 64
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Bayón, Damián Carlos. "Carlos Torrallardona." Ver y estimar: Cuadernos de crítica artística (Buenos Aires) 5, no.19 (September 1950): 62-64.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this article, Damián Bayón analyzes the work of Carlos Torrallardona. To do so, he focuses on the composition, iconography, lines and use of color among other elements, including the adequate (or inadequate) visual tension he observes within these works. This conclusion stands out among his observations: the best path for this artist’s development—“his most secure objective,” according to Bayón—would be the “path of a gradual and absolute becoming abstract [sic] of his painting. 

Annotations

Damián Carlos Bayón (1915–95) was an art critic, teacher and author of numerous books. He held a Ph.D in history and was a disciple of Jorge Romero Brest (1905-89); in 1948 he became one of the founders of the magazine Ver y estimar, for which Brest served as editor. The following year, Bayón moved to Paris and continued to collaborate on the magazine until 1955 (the final year of its publication). He then began working with theoretician Pierre Francastel. In the next two decades, he became professor in the University of Texas at Austin.

Ver y estimar had two publication eras: the first encompassed its first thirty-four issues, published between 1948 and 1953; the second stage, between 1954 and 1955, consisted of ten issues. This publication was meant to be educational with regard to art criticism, for its readers and for the students of Romero Brest who collaborated on [the magazine.] Its articles dealt with artists, exhibitions and problems within the local milieu and international scene contexts, as well as with different historical periods.

This article offers insight into the critical methodology that Bayón uses to analyze the work of a given artist, in this case the figurative Argentinean painter, Carlos Torrallardona (1913-86).

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.