ICAA Researcher: Félix Hernández×
  • El alfabeto Quintana Castillo
    Arraiz Lucca, Rafael
    In this essay, the Venezuelan writer Rafael Arraiz Lucca reviews the main aesthetic principles that underlie the work of Manuel Quintana Castillo as well as the techniques and processes that characterize the artist. In this regard, Arraiz Lucca [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156071

  • La figura en el lugar
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    The art historian and critic Juan Calzadilla includes his impressions of the material shown in an exhibition space in the plaza Bolívar de Caracas, along with a set of reviews and critical texts collected under the title: La figura y el lugar, an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156055

  • Manuel Quintana Castillo : En la pintura venezolana yo estoy fuera de juego
    In this interview, visual artist Manuel Quintana Castillo provides an analysis and criticism of the evolution of Venezuelan art. He asserts that the aesthetic values of young artists of the sixties are not as coherent as those of the members of Los [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156039

  • Aspectos del arte moderno y la pintura de signos
    Quintana Castillo, Manuel, 1928-
    In this essay, the visual artist Manuel Quintana Castillo suggests that early twentieth century art represents the demise of the art that preceded it. He explains that modern art promotes communication, encourages personal choice as the basis of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156023

  • Hacia otro discurso del constructivismo
    Quintana Castillo, Manuel, 1928-
    In this essay, Manuel Quintana Castillo identifies the formal assumptions upon which the Cubist aesthetic was constructed, and explains how Cubism influenced movements such as Futurism and Constructivism based on an intrinsic interest in geometry. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156007

  • El tema de la figura humana en la obra de Héctor Poleo
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    This essay was written by Alfredo Boulton (1908–95), the Venezuelan historian and art critic. It appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by the painter Héctor Poleo at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas (1974). In his essay, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153964

  • La figuración poética de Héctor Poleo
    Otero Silva, Miguel
    The introductory text in the catalogue of the Héctor Poleo exhibition was written by Miguel Otero Silva. In it he presents a chronology on the work of the Venezuelan artist that focuses on how the artist interprets the human drama through his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153948

  • Los últimos veinte años en la pintura de Héctor Poleo
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this essay on Venezuelan painter Héctor Poleo, historian and critic Francisco Da Antonio focuses on the last twenty years of the artist’s production and ventures a stylistic chronology and interpretation of his art. For instance, he argues that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153932

  • Héctor Poleo, del realismo a subreal
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this critical essay, historian Francisco Da Antonio discusses the indebtedness of artist Héctor Poleo to Mexican muralism in terms of form and pictorial technique. He also explores the way in which Poleo’s work differs from the aesthetic- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153915

  • Hector Poleo, inventor y fabulador de formas
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    In her essay in the catalogue for the exhibition Poleo desconocido (1997), Bélgica Rodríguez outlines her curatorial ideas. She speaks highly of the Venezuelan painter and his mystic, ethical, aesthetic, and existential qualities, all of which are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153899

  • Introducción
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    In his essay—published in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan painter Héctor Poleo at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas—the historian and art critic Alfredo Boulton identifies three periods in the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153883

  • La pintura latinoamericana de Poleo
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    In this critical essay, historian Juan Carlos Palenzuela discusses what he considers the meteoric rise of the career of Venezuelan artist Héctor Poleo, mentioning specifically the awards he won at a young age, his frequent travels, and his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153867

  • Aromas de la gracia
    Junyent, Alberto
    The art critic Alberto Junyent reviews the second exhibition of works by the Venezuelan painter Héctor Poleo at the Galerie Drouant in Paris in 1966. In his essay, Junyent formally reviews the collection of works as a whole from an aesthetic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153851

  • Obras recientes de Héctor Poleo
    Junyent, Alberto
    This 1958 review by the Catalan art critic Alberto Junyent of the painter Héctor Poleo’s first exhibition at the Galería Drouant in Paris casts a spotlight on the Venezuelan artist in the French capital. Referring to this event, Junyent takes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153835

  • Fuentes concretas del surrealismo de Poleo
    Noriega, Simón
    In this chapter of his book, art historian and critic Simón Noriega provides the most extensive and exacting analysis of the life and work of painter Héctor Poleo available in Venezuela at the time. The text is crucial to understanding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153819

  • ¿Reinterpretación o Mímesis?
    Noriega, Simón
    There are five chapters in La Pintura de Héctor Poleo, Simón Noriega’s book about the Venezuelan artist. The one chosen here is chapter III, “El surrealismo de Poleo.” Section 4—“¿Reinterpretación o Mímesis?”—presents Poleo’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153792

  • Poleo y la cultura figurativa de los años cuarenta
    Noriega, Simón
    “El surrealismo de Poleo” is the third of five chapters in Simón Noriega’s book La Pintura de Héctor Poleo. In the chapter’s third section, entitled “Poleo y la cultura figurativa de los años cuarenta”, Noriega reports that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153776

  • Qué es el Taller de Arte Realista
    Bracho, Gabriel, 1915-
    This unsigned article reports on the first exhibition at the Taller de Arte Realista (TAR), presenting drawings and paintings presented in its own studios. Throughout the text, the writer outlines the motivations and positions that govern its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141965

  • César Rengifo : no hay arte sin ideología
    Valero, Irma
    This interview conducted by Irma Valero begins by highlighting aspects of the work of Venezuelan artist César Rengifo. In referring to his Amalivaca mural, the work entitled Nacimiento de América located in the Diego Ibarra Plaza in the Caracas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141917

  • Viva memoria de César Rengifo
    Beroes, Pedro
    In this essay, the writer Pedro Beroes discusses various aspects of the life and work of the Venezuelan painter César Rengifo, focusing on the visual art works he produced in Venezuela, Chile, and Mexico. Beroes mentions the nationalist tone of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141854

  • Llenaron ayer las galerías de Bellas Artes concurrentes de todos los sectores sociales : reconocieron un gran contenido a la exposición de Bracho
    The press release refers to the first exhibition of the work of Venezuelan artist Gabriel Bracho at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The opening featured a large crowd from various segments of society. It reviews the great success in support and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141713

  • Historia abierta
    Traba, Marta
    Art critic Marta Traba authored the essay “Historia abierta,” which was included among the texts for the exhibition América: Mirada interior. Figari, Reverón, Santa María, in Bogotá, July 4 through August 18, 1985, published by the Banco de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107039

  • Pintores Venezolanos se retiran de la Bienal de México en protesta por la detención de Alfaro Siqueiros
    This unsigned newspaper article [dated September 2, 1960,] comments on the detention in México of the painter David Alfaro Siqueiros. As a result, 90 Mexican visual artists withdrew from participating in the Second [Inter-American] Painting and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102412

  • César Rengifo : el drama humano
    Salvador, José María
    The person who wrote the text for this catalogue was the curator José María Salvador. He begins his approach to the Venezuelan public figure César Rengifo by praising the many facets that made up his life and work. In addition to being a visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101982

  • [Pocas veces se habrá registrado en Venezuela...]
    Ratto Ciarlo, José, 1904-1997
    In this catalogue text, critic and essayist José Ratto-Ciarlo praises César Rengifo for his multifaceted work in painting; Rengifo was not only a painter, but also a playwright, journalist, and political activist. Ratto-Ciarlo analyzes the profound [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101966

  • Museo de Bellas Artes presenta nuevas obras de Gabriel Bracho
    This text is a review of the well-attended exhibition of work by Gabriel Bracho held at the Salón del Museo de Bellas Artes. The text describes Bracho as a good draftsman and colorist; it addresses his Marxist inclination and concern with social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101886

  • El mensaje de Gabriel Bracho es neo-americano : cartas de Buenos Aires
    García Hernández, Manuel
    The Argentinean essayist Manuel García Hernández—a close friend of Gabriel Bracho—reviews the 1951 exhibition of the artist’s work at the Salón Peuser, which he deems “one of the most brilliant galleries” in Buenos Aires. Hernández [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101870

  • César Rengifo : el retorno a las raices
    Nunes, Jorge, 1942-
    In this book, psychologist Jorge Nunes includes a series of interviews with Venezuelan painter César Rengifo. He delves into numerous aspects, some unpublished, of the life and work of the artist. Of the twenty-eight chapters that compose this book [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101822

  • El taller libre de arte
    Oramas, Alirio, 1924-
    In the prologue to the catalogue, Alirio Oramas explains that the TLA (Taller Libre de Arte) is honoring the Mexican painter José Clemente Orozco for his magnificent mural paintings, which reflect the history and the soul of the Aztecs through a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101682

  • [Un signo positivo de esta generación de pintores...]
    Chataing, Bernardo
    In Bernardo Chataing’s preface, he explains that the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) invited young painters to participate in its exhibition, which would hold them responsible for creating new art forms. In turn, this would generate multiple trends. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101666

  • Sin Título [Llegó el momento de ordenar el lenguaje universal..."]
    Rafael Pineda, the critic who wrote the preface for this group exhibition of works by members of the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA), sought to organize a universal language of Venezuelan painting. In this text, Pineda points out that the TLA members [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101650

  • Exposición de cuadros abstractos 1948 : el movimiento moderno de abstracción - invención - concreción
    Grupo Madí
    Written by the exhibiting group [which, by all indications, appears to the Buenos Aires movement known as Madí], the prologue to this catalogue is a manifesto of principles that briefly and superficially reviews the thematic changes that have [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101635

  • [Los jóvenes pintores venezolanos que realizan su activa...]
    Liceo Fermín Toro (Caracas, Venezuela)
    The anonymous author of the prologue to this exhibition catalogue places emphasis on the need for the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) to prepare high school students—especially those enrolled in the Liceo Fermín Toro—to become a source of aesthetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101620

  • Semblanzas de nuestros días en la pintura de Gabriel Bracho
    Lobos, Pedro, 1918-1968
    According to the essayist Pedro Lobos, the exhibition of works by the young painter Gabriel Bracho represents an evolutionary trend in the history of art in which the subject and its anecdotes play an essential role; the difference being that, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080662

  • La pintura de Gabriel Bracho
    Buenaventura, Enrique
    Enrique Buenaventura reviews and critiques Gabriel Bracho’s first exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. The Colombian playwright identifies the artist as a realist painter who has not yet reached maturity, which is the reason why the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1074240

  • [Cumpliendo la tradición cultural,...]
    Berroterán, Luis
    In his prologue to the catalogue for a show of the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA), Luis Berroterán asserts that the Liceo Fermín Toro played an important role in the origin of the TLA. He explains that the members of the TLA aspire to work with other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063067

  • Es necesario Reorganizar El Taller Libre de Arte : afirma el pintor Alirio Oramas, quien sometió un amplio proyecto al INCIBA
    The painter Alirio Oramas, a founding member of the Taller Libre de Arte, publishes details of his plan to reorganize the TLA. He presented the plan to Dr. Carlos Gottberg at the Instituto Nacional de Cultura y Bellas Artes (INCIBA) a year and a half [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051925

  • La monstruosidad en el arte
    Gabaldón Márquez, Joaquín, 1906-1984
    Journalist Joaquín Gabaldon Márquez praises the work La bruja [The Witch] by Oswaldo Vigas, suggesting it is imbued with profound intellectual meaning. He states that the work does not seek to reproduce nature, nor achieve pure abstraction; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850831

  • Abreu, Pintor desorientado
    In his article, Manuel Trujillo states that Mario Abreu is a passionate painter that knows what is happening in contemporary art because he has been to Paris. Nevertheless, his youth and geographic location have not allowed him to evolve beyond [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850789

  • Bracho sacrifica lo más caro a todo artista : la libertad
    Poet Guillermo Alfredo Cook asserts that, insofar as Gabriel Bracho’s work has rendered painting literary, it has mistaken the essence of art, reducing it to political slogans and ideological propaganda. He describes Bracho’s painting as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850751

  • La nueva plástica venezolana
    Mujica, Héctor, 1927-
    This essay by Héctor Mujica comments on the absence of rigorous and honest art criticism within the Venezuelan milieu. The author assumes a Marxist aesthetic as an analytical framework and applies it to the work of Alejandro Otero. In his commentary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850512