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  • ICAA Record ID
    806297
    AUTHOR
    Núñez Jiménez, Antonio
    TITLE
    Génesis de la Jungla : Fragmentos de una biografía de Wilfredo Lam en primicia para Bohemia (III) / Antonio Núñez Jimenez
    IN
    Plástica, Revista de la Liga Estudiantes de Arte de San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico).--  No. 10 (Mar. 1983)


     
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 17 - 20 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Biographies
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Núñez Jiménez, Antonio. “Génesis de la Jungla : Fragmentos de una biografía de Wilfredo Lam en primicia para Bohemia (III).” Plastica, Revista de la Liga de Arte de San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico), no. 10 (March 1983): 17–20.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this article, Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez provides interesting information on the life of Cuban artist Wifredo Lam after he returned to Havana from Europe in 1941 as a refugee of World War II. The article contains direct quotes from Lam on his work, its function, and the protest it voices. Lam provides a detailed explanation of the creative process he used to paint La Jungla [The Jungle], now considered his greatest work. Alain Jouffrey has stated that this painting constitutes the first visual manifesto from the Third World.

Annotations

This article was first published in the Havana-based magazine Bohemia.   Plástica magazine, where this review was published, was an art publication that appeared fairly regularly in Puerto Rico. It began modestly enough in 1968, as the newsletter of the Liga de arte de San Juan [San Juan Art League], but changed its name in 1978 to Plástica revista de la Liga de estudiantes de San Juan [San Juan Student League Visual Arts Magazine]. Its very specific title notwithstanding, the twenty-one issues of the magazine explored a wide range of subjects within the broad parameters of Puerto Rican and Latin American art, filling its pages with retrospective coverage of subjects, such as the V Bienal de San Juan del grabado latinoamericano y del Caribe [5th San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Prints] (1981), Puerto Rican architecture, and Latin American visual arts. The first editorial board of the magazine included Hélène Saldaña, Delta Picó, Cordelia Buitrago, and J.M. García Segovia. In addition to the many essays written by top Puerto Rican thinkers, the magazine published contributions from some of the leading Latin American artists and critics, such as Luis Camnitzer, Damián Bayón, Jacqueline Barnitz, Samuel Cherson, Joseph Alsop, Omar Rayo, and Ricardo Pau Llosa, among many others.

Researcher
Flavia Marichal
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras