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  • ICAA Record ID
    786272
    TITLE
    Jorge Larco / Damián Carlos Bayón
    IN
    Ver y estimar: Cuadernos de crítica artística (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- Vol. 2, no. 7 y 8 (oct.-nov.,1948)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 114 - 118 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Bayón, Damián Carlos. "Jorge Larco." Ver y Estimar: Cuadernos de crítica artística (Buenos Aires), vol.  2, no. 7-8 (October-November 1948): 114-118.
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Synopsis

In this article, Damián Bayón deals with the pictorial production of Jorge Larco. He analyzes his use of materials (oil as well as watercolor), motifs and color, among other elements. Bayón concludes that he is “a great painter” for he combines great sensitivity and great technical skill in a balanced manner.

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 both the local milieu and international scene contexts, as well as with different historical periods.

This article permits insight into the critical method that Bayón used during his years as a student of Romero Brest when analyzing the work of a given artist; in this case, the Argentinean painter and set designer Jorge Larco (1897-1967).

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.