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  • [Incontáveis artistas cuja produção se inclui... ] = [Countless artists whose production may be included...]
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1979
    In this text, art critic Walter Zanini presents the show Multimedia Internacional. In it, he argues that art from the seventies was highly influenced by artists who privileged semantic concerns. They cast aside aesthetic subjectivity to take part in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110891

  • [Indiscutivelmente, em nossas artes do desenho...]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1957
    Geraldo Ferraz’s text describes the different phases of Lívio Abramo’s engraving, starting with the work he produced in 1933 (based on drawings he created between 1926?27). The type of “Expressionism” out of which those works emerged was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110611

  • [Insere-se nossa primeira recordação de Livio Abramo num pequeno desenho...]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1972
    To the art critic Geraldo Ferraz, Lívio Abramo’s artwork departs from a drawing that then gradually begins to give way to “expressionist manipulations” etched on “bad” wood. Towards the end of the thirties, Abramo, who was a journalist, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110574

  • [Ismael Nery nasceu em Belém do Pará]
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    1948
    In his text on the life and work of Ismael Nery, writer Murilo Mendes asserts that, though Nery was mostly known as a painter, his true focus was philosophy. Mendes provides an overview of Nery’s “essentialism”—a philosophical system he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110383

  • [Letter] 1923 Nov. 15, São Paulo [to] Tarsila
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1923
    In this letter to the painter Tarsila do Amaral, the writer Mário de Andrade urges her, Sérgio Milliet, and Oswald de Andrade—the “country folk” who have become futurists during their stay in Paris—to return to the “virgin jungle,” to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784204

  • [Letter] 1925 Jul. 16, Rio de Janeiro [to] Joaquim Inojosa
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    1925
    In this letter to fellow Brazilian Joaquim Inojosa (in Recife), the well-known poet Manuel [Carneiro de Sousa] Bandeira [Filho] (1886–1968) provides brief news about the modernist movement (then in full swing) in São Paulo. He emphasizes the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784768

  • [Letter] 1926 Apr. 1, São Paulo [to] Oswald de Andrade, Paris
    Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
    1926
    In this letter, written in 1926 to the multifaceted Oswald de Andrade, the Swiss poet Blaise Cendrars makes certain suggestions regarding the forthcoming Paris exhibition of work by Tarsila do Amaral, the leading woman artist in the Brazilian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780570

  • [Letter] 1927 December 25, São Paulo [to] Prudente de Moraes Neto
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1927
    This is a letter from the critic Mário de Andrade to the writer Prudente de Moraes Neto. Adopting a brotherly tone, de Andrade criticizes the Surrealist nature of Moraes Neto’s article in the modernist magazine VERDE, published in Cataguazes (in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110368

  • [Letter] 1927 Sep. 4, Paris [to] Tarsila [and to] Oswald de Andrade, Brasil
    Villa-Lobos, Heitor
    1927
    The erudite music composer Heitor Villa-Lobos wrote a letter to a couple also staying in Paris, Oswald de Andrade and Tarsila do Amaral. He comments on the difficulties involved in presenting different types of art produced in Brazil as [what is] “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780595

  • [Letter] 1928 May 20, São Paulo [to] Augusto Meyer
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1928
    This [document] by Mário de Andrade is a reply, dated May 20, 1928, to the letter in which Augusto Meyer discussed the former’s controversial activity, conscience, and references to national subject matter. De Andrade outlines his intellectual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784229

  • [Letter] 1929 Jun. 21, Rio de Janeiro [to] Joaquim Inojosa
    Gusmão, Clovis de
    1929
    Writer Clóvis Gusmão writes to Joaquim Inojosa about the Movimiento Antropofágico and takes the opportunity to clarify some parts of its agenda. Its principles include: the idea of establishing distance from European civilization by creating new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784687

  • [Letter] 1933 maio 8, Rio de Janeiro [to] Alfred Kubin, Wenstein am Inn
    Goeldi, Oswaldo
    1933
    In this letter written in 1933 to his Austrian teacher Alfred Kubin, the printmaker and draftsman Oswaldo Goeldi discusses at length the work of Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. He also discusses his professional life in Brazil and mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110856

  • [Letter] 1937 June 9, São Paulo, Brasil [to] Luiz da Câmara Cascudo
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1937
    In this letter, the writer Mário de Andrade critiques the researcher Luiz da Câmara Cascudo’s articles about folklore. He notes, however, the latter’s rigorous, scientific approach to the subject. The letter mentions (though not explicitly) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1084833

  • [Letter] 1951 March 8, São Paulo [to] Yolanda Penteado
    Machado, Lourival Gomes
    1951
    This is a letter from Lourival Gomes Machado, director of the I Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, to Yolanda Penteado, one of the organizers of the event. Gomes Machado is writing to update Penteado on negotiations with representatives [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110824

  • [Letter] 1963 ago. 2, Fortaleza, Ceará [to] Lina Bo Bardi, Salvador, Bahia
    Xavier, Lívio, 1900-
    1963
    This is a letter from Lívio Xavier—who, at the time, was the director of the MAUC (Museu de Arte da Universidade do Ceará)—to the architect Lina Bo Bardi, who was the director of both the MAMB (Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia) and the MAP (Museu [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110864

  • [Letter] 1963 maio 1, Salvador, Bahia [to] Lomanto Júnior, Governo do Estado da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    1963
    In this letter to Lomanto Júnior, the governor of the State of Bahia at the time, architect Lina Bo Bardi requests public support for the Plano de Artesanato Popular, a project geared to encouraging craft production in northeastern Brazil. In a way [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110865

  • [Letter] 1968 Dec. 30 [to] Walter Zanini
    Gerchman, Rubens, 1942-2008
    1968
    While in the United States on a travel scholarship, the artist Rubens Gerchman wrote to Walter Zanini—who at the time was the director of the MAC-USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo)—to tell him that he was in New York [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111051

  • [Letter] 1969, São Paulo, Brazil [to] Rubens Gerchman
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1969
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111055

  • [Letter] 1970 April 3 [to] a Darcy Ribeiro
    Celso Furtado
    1970
    In this text, celebrated intellectual Celso Furtado—the former minister of economics—contemplates the possibility of the conciliation of ideological and intellectual processes given the outdated social structure of Brazil. He argues that the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807720

  • [Letter] 1974 June 8, New York [to] Ferreira Gullar
    Amaral, Antonio Henrique
    1974
    In this letter to poet Ferreira Gullar, artist Antonio Henrique Amaral expresses the dilemma he faces about whether to continue to deal with the problems of life in New York or return to Brazil. He explains that he has grown accustomed to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111048

  • [Letter] 1974 October 12, New York [to] Vilém Flusser
    Amaral, Antonio Henrique
    1974
    Artist Antonio Henrique Amaral comments on remarks that Czech philosopher and writer Vilém Flusser made on works from Amaral’s Campos de Batalha [Battlefields] series. Amaral objects to the commentary made by Dan Stancy that Flusser quotes in his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111047

  • [Letter] 1977 abr. 20, São Paulo [to] Walter Zanini, São Paulo
    Borba, Gabriel
    1977
    In this letter addressed to Professor Walter Zanini—the then director of the MAC-USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo)—Gabriel Borba reveals his intention to work with phenomena that present themselves to an artist who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110664

  • [Letter] 1977 Novembro 21, Rio de Janeiro [to] Oscar Ferrando, Secretario de Taller, Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    Gerchman, Rubens, 1942-2008
    1977
    After Oscar Ferrando, the secretary of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo (CGM), visited the Escola de Artes Visuais do Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Gerchman, the director of that school in Rio, expressed his interest in organizing a number of exchanges [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1193516

  • [Letter] 1981, Julio 21, São Paulo, Brasil [to] Clemente Padín
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1981
    This is the Brazilian art critic and curator Walter Zanini’s official invitation to Clemente Padín, asking him to take part in the XVI Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, in 1981. The document created a “diplomatic” incident that was solved [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1242138

  • [Letter] 1998 September 15, São Paulo [to] Aracy Amaral
    Maluf, Antônio, 1926-2005
    1998
    In September 15, 1998, graphic artist Antônio Maluf writes to art historian Aracy Amaral regarding her book Arte Construtiva no Brasil Coleção Adolpho Leirner. Even before its release, in his view, the book was considered an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1317439

  • [Na mesma medida em que]
    Araújo, Olívio Tavares de
    1985
    Olívio Tavares de Araújo introduces an exhibition of the work of Farnese de Andrade, an artist then known in Rio, but not in São Paulo. The writer brings up the strange nature of this artist from Minas Gerais, under the label of “mineiridad.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111201

  • [Nada evoca tanto quanto a obra de Maria...]
    Péret, Benjamin, 1899-1959
    1956
    This essay by the French Surrealist poet Benjamin Péret appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by Maria Martins presented at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1956. Péret discusses the artist’s sculptures, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110398

  • [No Brasil, nos primeiros salões nacionais de belas artes] - [excerto de texto]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1955
    With a brief historical sketch of wood engraving, “the most authentic medium within the visual languages,” the author establishes connections between expressionist art —such as the Brücke [Bridges], Blaue Reiter [Blue Rider], and Sturm [Storm [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110610

  • [No processo da revolução brasileria]
    1963
    This text was written by the Brazilian artist Abelardo da Hora for the exhibition called Civilização do Nordeste, organized by the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi at the Museu do Unhão, in Salvador, the capital of Bahia, in 1963. Abelardo da Hora [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111149

  • [Nome : Abelardo da Hora - Escultor, além de desenhista...]
    Hora, Abelardo da, 1924-
    1982
    In his testimony, the artist Abelardo da Hora (1924–2014) mixes autobiography with episodes that refer to the organization of the Sociedade de Arte Moderna (SAM) in Recife and the workshop known as the Atelier Coletivo as well as the Movimento de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110514

  • [Numa nota da seção Pintura & Escultura...]
    1967
    This anonymous article discusses the exodus of Latin American artists departing for North America and Europe. It also addresses the lack of professionalism within the local art scene especially with regard to public support for art. Mention is made [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111180

  • [O autor das vinte e sete esculturas representando os...]
    Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001; Rego, Waldeloir
    1979
    This book is on the wooden panels sculpted by Carybé, an Argentine artist who resided in Brazil. The reliefs represent Candomblé Orishas, that is, male, female, or gender neutral Afro-Brazilian deities. In his introduction, Afro-Brazilian artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110537

  • [O estudo do desenvolvimento econômico dos países latino-americanos]
    Celso Furtado
    1969
    The renowned Brazilian intellectual and government minister Celso Furtado outlines an economic picture of Latin America as a whole. In his opinion, Latin America possesses great combined potential when seen from the perspective of a developmental [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807479

  • [O Foto Clube do Pará nasceu]
    Moreira, Aldo
    This essay describes the establishing of the photography club Foto Clube do Pará, naming its founding partners, the activities presented, and the postal addresses of its members. Around the mid-1950s, in the state capital of Belém, they opened a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111172

  • [O MAC acolheu o público...] = [The MAC has welcomed the public...]
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1972
    Walter Zanini introduces the exhibition Acontecimentos, held by the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He notes that the silent atmosphere was disturbed by the reading of a communiqué from the artist Lydia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110662

  • [O meu interesse pelo livro de artista...]
    Dias, Antônio, 1944-
    1985
    In this essay Antonio Dias explains his interest in producing artist’s books, and lists some of his publications. He indicates his preference for projects that require a great deal of knowledge about printing techniques, and mentions his penchant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110586

  • [O Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea da UFPb]
    Lucena, Ivaldo
    1980
    Iveraldo Lucerna clarifies that this text is a simple account of the activities carried out at the Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea (NAC) of the Universidade Federal da Paraíba. That institution was founded to bridge the distance between the realms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111208

  • [O pintor Gontran Netto tem uma visão simples da sociedade]
    Abramo, Radha
    1982
    In this text, art critic Radha Abramo takes stock of realism and metaphor in relation to wretchedness in the work of Brazilian visual artist Gontran Guanaes Netto. She underscores the link between Guanaes Netto’s production and a national type, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111164

  • [O trabalho de Amilcar de Castro reúne...]
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito analyzes Amilcar de Castro’s work in the media of sculpture and drawing. He discusses the connections between de Castro’s production and modern sculpture. Brito asserts that de Castro’s art formulates a rejection of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111306

  • [Obra fotográfica de Telmo Lanes sem título]
    Lanes, Telmo
    1977
    The fifth issue of the journal Nervo Óptico presents photographic work by Telmo Lanes (with neither title nor text). The image of an eye is shown in three sets of five photographs laid out in a circular composition. The artist’s own eye follows [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110917

  • [Os desenhos de M. Carmen]
    Suassuna, Ariano
    1964
    The well-known writer Ariano Suassuna examines Maria Carmen’s drawings very carefully, and concludes that they are inspired by the occasionally “formless,” chaotic, and elementary nature of life forms. They remind the author of moss, anemones, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111376

  • [Os trabalhos de Anna Barros...]
    Farias, Agnaldo
    1990
    In this essay presenting an exhibition of work by Anna Barros, Agnaldo Farias asserts that this artist’s production returns vital and primary elements to the universe of myth. He comments on the expansiveness and specificity of works that place the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111420

  • [Pressupondo a necessidade do público]
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    1977
    This eighth issue of Nervo Óptico begins with an epigraph by the Brazilian art critic Mário Pedrosa, and a statement said to be collectively written by the Grupo N.O. This issue presents works exhibited in São Paulo, at the Galeria Eucatexpo. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110920

  • [Produto direto de uma atitude crítica...]
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1960
    This article, written by the Brazilian art critic and theoretician Waldemar Cordeiro, appeared in the brochure for his 1960 exhibition at the Galeria Aremar in the city of Campinas in the state of São Paulo. According to the visual artist and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087239

  • [projetos de recuperaçao da paisagem interna...]
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    1977
    This is the third issue of the publication Nervo Óptico. It shows works by Carlos Asp under the general title of “Projects to Recover the Internal Landscape: Self-Portrait on Live Elements.” One of these involves an installation with sketches of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110915

  • [São vastos e misteriosos os espaços descontínuos entre representação, percepção e tradução] = [The gaps between representation, perception and translation are vast and mysterious]
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    1997
    Guided by certain poetic and fictional considerations, the art critic and curator Adriano Pedrosa discusses Daniel Senise’s paintings. Using short phrases that address various parts of the catalogue in a frank dialogue with the images, the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110987

  • [Se alguém tem ainda a intenção de falar]
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    In the judgment of the author, Mário Pedrosa, Brasilia is not “a synthesis of the arts,” it is a simple promise. For him, synthesis cannot be achieved through occasional collaborations but rather through a prominent practice that creates a “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086986

  • [Sem data]
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1924
    This document is a reply by Mário de Andrade to the poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade, dated November 22, 1924. In it, de Andrade voices his opposition to what he considers to be the false binomial that distinguishes national from universal criteria, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782800

  • [Terá existido um pintor verdadeiramente surrealista?]
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    1948
    This text by writer Murilo Mendes addresses the connections between the work of Brazilian painter Nery and the Surrealist movement. It contains an account of when, in 1927, Nery met Russian painter Marc Chagall and remarks on certain affinities [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110384

  • [Um dos mais importantes acontecimentos culturais dos últimos tempos...]
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    This document is the cooperation agreement between the government of the State of Bahia, the Museu de Arte Moderno da Bahia (MAMB), and the Universidade da Bahia that establishes joint efforts in the sphere of culture and efforts to work on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110870