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  • Encuesta sobre Escultura
    This magazine questionnaire on Mexican sculpture surveyed four sculptors, two painters, and an architect. The questions were as follows: (1) Is Mexican sculpture involved in our current period of revolutionary construction? (2) Given its admirable [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747282

  • Con tinta negra y roja : El Muralismo de México : Gran y aparatoso adefesio de la Historia, dice José Luis Cuevas
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    Antonio Rodríguez begins his text by justifying, to a degree, José Luís Cuevas’ harsh denunciation of the Mexican muralism movement to Marta Traba. The writer states that Cuevas, as a young painter and critic of his time, should be allowed such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747199

  • Proemio o Parte Escrita de la Plática Dada por Carlos Mérida en Chicago en Marzo de 1938
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    Carlos Mérida starts this lecture by commenting on the effort made by U.S. artists to found a center for the Union Artists Gallery, which would surely lay the foundation for the future of art in the United States. He notes the close affinity between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747185

  • Con Tinta negra y roja : El Muralismo de México : Uno de los momentos culminantes del Arte en este siglo
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    Antonio Rodríguez reports that José Luís Cuevas’ statements to Marta Traba concerning the Mexican muralist movement provoked resentful feelings in many painters that consider them to be unpatriotic. He states that Traba repeatedly attacked [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747077

  • El Arte Negro
    Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
    In his essay, “El arte negro” [The Black Art], Manuel Álvarez Bravo mentions several factors that substantiate photography’s standing as an art form. In this photographer’s opinion the practice, like other forms of artistic expression, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744774

  • La pintura de Tamiji Kita-Gawa
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    Carlos Mérida comments that the mere imitation of the motifs of popular art, constantly repeated in the artistic production, may lead to the creation of “standard” painters, without any purpose, since the production of the popular artists will [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736776

  • El pintor y el arquitecto
    Obregón Santacilia, Carlos
    The architect begins his article by saying that painting achieves its maximum expression when it is applied to architecture. However, he mentions that true collaboration happens only infrequently between painters and architects, because the painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735991

  • La integración plástica en el C.U. Presidente Juárez
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    This article by Mathias Goeritz looks at the level of plastic integration achieved by the Benito Juárez Multifamily Urban Unit, a project under the architectural direction of Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral, working together with the plastic artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735979

  • Los pintores : no hay críticos en México. Los críticos : ¿cómo puede haber crítica si no hay arte?
    Rodríguez Prampolini, Ida
    In her essay, Ida Rodríguez [Prampolini] makes clear that she has not rededicated herself to the new art trends, given that when she did so, there were bitter reactions to her commentaries. She is incapable of hiding her disillusionment with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735969

  • Las nuevas tendencias del muralismo en el mundo
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    This article by Carlos Mérida sets forth the different formal and basic elements for the integration of several art fields: scale, rhythm, color and harmony. In the artist’s opinion, the new generation of Mexican painters possesses a tendency [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735942

  • Juan Cruz en la escultura moderna
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    Carlos Mérida discusses the creative limitations of sculpture, which in contrast to painting, has lacked a natural evolution in spirit and experimentation; he believes it has also lacked contact with other manifestations of universal sculpture and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733520

  • Los nuevos rumbos del muralismo mexicano
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    This essay is the first sketch of some of Carlos Mérida’s original concepts on Integración Plástica [Arts Integration]. He states that functional painting—the only path in contemporary art—should be created for the majority of people, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733512