ICAA Researcher: Equipe Brasil: Marco Andrade×
  • Crítica de arte e arquitetura
    Vasconcellos, Sylvio de
    1957
    In this article Sylvio de Vasconcellos discusses the trend among Brazilian critics (from Edgar Graeff to Mário Pedrosa) to see architecture as art, on a par with other forms of artistic expression. This is, in his opinion, due to the fact that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110332

  • Da dissolução do objeto ao vanguardismo brasileiro
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1967
    In this text, critic Mário Pedrosa asserts that contemporary artistic production must be understood in relation to notions like “plane” and “space” developed after the disintegration of naturalist vision, notions that operate in a more [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110435

  • Da lógica na apreciação artística
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1960
    In this text, art critic Mário Pedrosa argues that reason and logic can interfere with appreciation of a work of art or, even, a work of architecture. Citing architecture critic Geoffrey Scott, Pedrosa advocates “simple and immediate perception [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086587

  • Da necessidade de crítica sobre arquitetura
    Corona, Eduardo, 1921-
    1951
    In this essay Eduardo Corona sounds a call for action as regards architectural criticism. He points to the importance of art criticism (in all its various forms) and the total lack of any attempt to develop a similar approach in the field of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110333

  • Da tôrre de marfim à tôrre de Babel
    Restany, Pierre
    1964
    Pierre Restany introduces the exhibition of works by Antonio Dias, making a clear distinction between this artist’s generation and the one that came before him, and identifying this one’s confident optimism and innovative approach coupled with an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110512

  • Depoimento = Testimony
    Niemeyer, Oscar
    1958
    In this text, architect Oscar Niemeyer provides an overview of his career; he asserts that the projects he designed for Brasilia and for the Museo de Caracas represent milestones in his production. Those projects—part of a radical phase in his work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110334

  • Do porco empalhado ou os critérios da crítica
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1968
    In this text, Mário Pedrosa discusses the change in critical values in relation to the rapid transformation in artistic production in the late 20th century. He points out that critics often act as advocates of a given movement rather than heeding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110442

  • Em busca do tempo
    Galvão, João Cândido
    1987
    João Cândido Galvão retrospectively analyzes Fernando Velloso’s work. The essay describes Velloso’s artistic career in the early 1970s and his work as a figurative artist before becoming interested in geometric abstraction. In the 1980s, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111279

  • Emmanuel Nassar: erudito e popular
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    1989
    In this review of Emmanuel Nassar’s work, Tadeu Chiarelli discusses the paintings the artist produced in the mid-1980s, in which he detects an attraction to the widespread erudite Constructivist tradition coupled with a certain discomfort, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110457

  • Espaço e arquitetura
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1952
    The text proposes an axiological re-evaluation of architecture based on spatial values using the theories of Geoffrey Scott. In Mário Pedrosa’s judgment, awareness of space depends on movement, which generates an organic relationship of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087020

  • Espaço em tempo presente
    Barros, Anna
    1997
    In this essay, the author Anna Barros examines the changes in the concept of “sculpture” that started appearing in the sixties, which derived from a new perception of space. Taking as a starting point and using the guiding principles previously [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111418

  • Esquema geral da nova objetividade
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1967
    The exhibition Nova Objetividade Brasileira was installed at the MAM-Rio (Museu de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro) from April 6 through 30, 1967, and it came to be considered a landmark event that exposed the various forms of art being produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110372

  • Estéticas espontâneas num centro urbano da Paraíba: o exemplo da casa
    Duarte, Paulo Sérgio
    1980
    This text by critic Paulo Sérgio Duarte is a research proposal for the Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea (NAC). The research itself consists of three essays with photographic illustrations that address the following issues: the need to adjust the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111206

  • Exposição de fotografias de Ademar Manarini
    Pfeiffer, Wolfgang, 1912-
    1954
    In this review of Ademar Manarini’s photography exhibition, at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Wolfgang Pfeiffer notes the quality of the photographs. The critic is acutely aware of the debate in progress about the visual arts, which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111015

  • Exposição V. Rego Monteiro
    Monteiro Lobato
    1920
    The writer Monteiro Lobato reports that the exhibition of watercolors by Vicente do Rego Monteiro was well-received because it consisted of drawings rather oil paintings. He is hard-pressed to describe the genre that the artist from Pernambuco works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085207

  • Flashartes de León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1979
    This is a written testimony in poetic prose by the Argentinean artist León Ferrari, in which he describes the first of a series of calligraphic works that may be seen either as texts or drawings. He mentions the countless number of copies, tying [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111207

  • Forma e função na arquitetura
    Niemeyer, Oscar
    1959
    In this text, Oscar Niemeyer responds to criticisms that consider his architectural projects “formalist.” He clarifies that, in his view, architecture must enjoy almost boundless visual freedom in its creative content if it is to be a work of art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110349

  • Fotografia - caminhos diversos
    Farkas, Thomas J.
    1948
    Thomas Farkas is interested in the dynamics as well as the progression of photography. He states that professionals as well as amateurs learn through investigation of classic and modern techniques and what can further be done with photography; that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110873

  • Grafites: entrevista com Alex Vallauri
    Vassao, Maria Olímpia; Vallauri, Alex
    1983
    Maria Olímpia Vassão interviews the artist Alex Vallauri and, in her introductory remarks, comments on the graffiti that have flooded the city of São Paulo since the late 1970s. Vassão notes the anonymous nature of these works, the interference [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111276

  • Gretta
    Gretta, 1947-
    1980
    Greek-Brazilian artist Gretta Sarfaty asserts that there is an undeniable tie between her art and her life as a woman in this society. As a woman, she faces constant aggression against, among other things, her sensuality—an issue that, by means of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111212

  • Guignard reabre com nôvo valor
    Maurício, Jayme
    1967
    Critic Jayme Maurício remarks on the reopening of the Galeria Guignard with a show of work by Teresinha Soares. He also comments on the transformation of the cultural milieu in the city of Belo Horizonte, which, in his view, is now on a par with Sã [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110468

  • Idéias que norteiam / nortearão "xerox action"
    Hudinilson Jr., 1957-
    1983
    Testimony by artist Hudinilson Jr. on his work processes. Told in the form of a poem (in verse), the artist reveals the intimate relationship that his body establishes with a Xerox copier, emphasizing that the copies made function like a type of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111226

  • Identidades da gravura
    Fabris, Annateresa
    1995
    Annateresa Fabris questions the status of the image in contemporary art in the context of the exhibition Gravura Paulista. Fabris begins the text by referring to film, which she considers the vision of those who cannot forge a relationship with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111258

  • Importância de Antônio Dias
    Barata, Mário
    1967
    In this text, Mário Barata discusses the production of Antonio Dias and how it fits into the European art market. He mentions certain formal characteristics of the work, such as confidence in the organization of planes and spaces, the use of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110513

  • Integração das artes na cidade
    Bloc, André
    1959
    André Bloc seeks to explain—during his participation in the celebrated conference that was organized in Brasilia for the inauguration of the new Brazilian capital—why the visual arts are absent from modern architecture. He states that modern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110408

  • Introdução
    Gomes, Alair, 1921-1992
    1983
    Alair Gomes discusses at length the nude male photographs that are currently making the rounds. He discusses the range of the subject, from porn to the artistic nude shot, noting how photography is excluded from contemporary art, and comments on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111419

  • Introdução à arquitetura brasileira - I; Introdução à arquitetura brasileira - I
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    ICAA Record ID: 1086620

  • Introdução ao tema inaugural: A cidade nova, obra de arte
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    Mário Pedrosa cites Brasilia (the new capital of Brazil) as the supreme example of man’s ability to control his environment and build new cities anywhere, regardless of physical and climatic conditions. He considers this project, which was a huge [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110409

  • José Roberto de Aguilar
    Schenberg, Mário
    1976
    Mário Schenberg, the author of this text, considers José Roberto Aguilar a pioneer of Brazilian “magic art”—an important movement that, in his view, has been misunderstood. Unlike nouvelle figuration, which spread through Europe after [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111241

  • L'architecture moderne au Brésil
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1953
    In this study, Mário Pedrosa sketches a history of Brazilian architecture which he affirms did not appear spontaneously, but rather through the influence of Europe and Swiss architect Le Corbusier in particular. He compares this with a similar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086489

  • La mirada del viejo mundo hacia el nuevo mundo
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    1994
    In this article, Roberto Pontual ponders the concept of “discovery,” and discusses the development of a Latin American awareness that has been imposed from elsewhere. This external view establishes a sense of foreign domination that sees the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807774

  • Laender Lotus Weick Klara Nivea
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1965
    The critic Frederico Morais introduces the exhibition of works by five young artists from Minas Gerais: Paulo Laender, Lotus Lobo, Lúcio Weick, Klara Kaiser, and Nívea Bracher. Morais discerns fresh inspiration in this art from his home state, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110469

  • Legendes, croyances et talismans des indiens de l’amazone
    1923
    This book illustrated in detail by painter Vicente do Rego Monteiro explores the legends, beliefs, and talismans of Amazonian natives. The artist offers vignettes, drawings of symbols, and illustrations based on indigenous motifs. It was published in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785164

  • Leonilson: a implosão da imagem
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    1983
    To what extent did artists involved in the transavantgarde deviate from that modern tradition that tirelessly sought to create something new? This is the basic question that Jorge Guinle asks in this article. He sees that the new “school” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110504

  • Lições do Congresso de Críticos
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    In this text, critic Mário Pedrosa takes stock of the activities that occurred in the framework of the “Congresso dos Críticos” in 1959. He defends that event’s organizational structure and states that praising the government’s “Nova Cap [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110410

  • Lições do congresso internacional de críticos
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    This account of the celebrated Congresso Extraordinário Internacional de Críticos de Arte (1959) by Mário Pedrosa considers what he deems the most fruitful and brilliant works produced in the fifties. He describes the ideas of the critics who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086667

  • Mail-art: arte em sincronia = Mail-art: art in synchrony
    Plaza, Julio
    1981
    Julio Plaza introduced the Mail Art exhibition at the sixteenth Bienal de São Paulo. He drew special attention to what he considers to be a synchrony in contemporary art production, going so far as to call it a “bricolage.” He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110592

  • Manga Rosa ao ar livre
    Dias, Carlos; Zorzete, Chico; Joca (?)
    1982
    In this text, Manga Rosa, a group of artists, describe how they started their collective work oriented towards building tridimensional pieces, much like and similar to architectural work. They refer to Arte ao ar livre [Art outdoors], a project [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111380

  • Manifesto Do Corpo à Terra
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1970
    Art critic Frederico Morais argues that art as a social necessity must form an integral part of national consciousness and be considered a facet of freedom. He supports attempts to create conditions conducive to enabling the masses to perceive the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110794

  • Manifestos: Porque somos e não somos tropicalistas
    Britto, Jomard Muniz de; Guimarães, Aristides; Marconi, Celso
    1968
    This newspaper article on the “Manifesto tropicalista” reproduces the text of the proclamation in nine sections. It begins stating its open opposition to the generalized cultural inactivity and against syncretism and protest trends. It declares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111422

  • Manifiesto pro integración
    Plaza, Julio
    1967
    This is a manifesto by graphic artist Julio Plaza in which he proposes that art, as relating to time and space, be integrated in an objective way, into an open environment that reverberates with life. He declared that the invention of the “artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110751

  • Maria do Carmo Secco: a mulher exposta
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1966
    Frederico Morais reviews the exhibition of works by Maria do Carmo Secco at the Galeria Guignard in Belo Horizonte. Interestingly, Morais refers to male artists’ practice of painting female nudes, and notes that this woman artist uses the same [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110470

  • Max Bense : carta-prefácio
    Bense, Max, 1910-1990
    1964
    In this letter to Waldemar Cordeiro, Max Bense responds to Cordeiro’s proposal to undertake an aesthetic analysis of Cordeiro’s Popcretos works. Bense perceives in them two distinct facets—Pop art and Concrete painting—which evidence two [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110838

  • Mensagem ao antropófago desconhecido
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    1946
      In this text, Oswald de Andrade updates the “Manifiesto Antropófago” (1928), suggesting new ways in which to associate it with contemporary philosophical ideas. In a parody of Hamlet’s existential question (“ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784801

  • Modernidade e identidade: as duas Américas Latinas, ou três, fora do tempo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1990
    The author of this essay, Aracy A. Amaral, mentions the importance of certain thinkers on the subject of Latin American art: Marta Traba, Ferreira Gullar, Luis Felipe Noé, Juan Acha, and Octavio Paz. In her opinion, “new” art feels obliged to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776159

  • Nem oito, nem oitenta: oi, tô aí
    Plaza, Julio
    1985
    In this text, Julio Plaza questions the notion of the “Geração ‘80” that circulated widely in Brazil. Brazilian art criticism used that term to define new artistic production that differed from the experimentalism prevalent in the seventies; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111270

  • Niemeyer e crítica de arte
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    In this text, art critic Mário Pedrosa remarks on an article written by architect Oscar Niemeyer for the magazine Módulo in which he describes his process of creation and discusses the question of visual control. Pedrosa sees the text by Niemeyer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086699

  • Notas sôbre a xilogravura popular brasileira
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    1970
    In this essay the art critic Roberto Pontual discusses xylography, or woodcut printing, describing it as “basic creativity,” a term he considers more appropriate than “folk art.” He notes the lack of studies on the subject and mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111031

  • Noviello : o ôlho da angústia
    Sampaio, Márcio
    1969
    In this article Márcio Sampaio discusses the “anthropophagus” assimilation of foreign art styles and movements, particularly Pop Art. He refers to the art critic Frederico Morais as someone who articulates the new Brazilian avant-garde. Among [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110471

  • O "bicho-da-seda" na produção em massa
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1967
    The aim of this text by Mário Pedrosa is to discuss the situation of the artist in a modern society oriented to mass production—an essential consideration in current artistic expression. Pedrosa provides a historical overview that begins with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110436