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  • ICAA Record ID
    822098
    TITLE
    Carmen Herrera : like a rumor in the eye = Carmen Herrera : como un rumor en el ojo / Zoé Valdés
    IN
    ARS Atelier (Union City, New Jersey, USA). -- Spring 1999
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 21 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Valdés, Zoé. "Herrera: like a rumor in the eye = Herrera: como un rumor en el ojo." ARS Atelier (Union City, New Jersey, USA), (Spring 1999): 21.
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Synopsis

In this brief, bilingual essay by novelist Zoé Valdés, the author explores the function of Carmen Herrera’s paintings from a visual as well as a poetic point of view. She analyzes the lyricism and yet mathematical approach to Herrera’s style, which in many ways resembles the Greek traditions of poetry and math. The essay continues with an examination of the formal qualities in Herrera’s work, especially color, and the lyric musicality that Valdés sees in her pieces. 

Annotations

This art criticism is by Zoé Valdés, one of Cuba’s leading contemporary fiction writers and who lives in exile in Paris. The essay was published in ARS Atélier, which, according to their front page, was “a space and publication dedicated to promoting the visual and the performing arts, as well as the literature of contemporary Cuban artists.”

Carmen Herrera (b. 1915) is the oldest living Cuban-American artist, who after living in Paris and developing a personal version of Hard-Edge Abstraction, moved to New York in the 1950s and became a pioneer in that visual language, to the extent that her art received recognition in the city.

Researcher
Tere Romo
Team
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Credit
Reproduced with permission of Gustavo Valdes, NJ, USA