Creator: De Romero, Ralph×
  • [Arte es un estilo de vida...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1969
    In this set of four brief poems, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about painting and art. Some of the themes he addresses in his poems are related to defining art and its elements, and he also reveals [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862843

  • [As an artist I'm not responsible to art history]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1980
    In these two brief articles, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, states that he feels no responsibility for art history. In other words, it is the artist’s privilege to call anything he creates whatever he wants to call it. De [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863062

  • [Depression limitates the creative activity...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1967
    This is a quote from Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, which is accompanied by a pen and ink drawing: “Depression limitates [sic] the creative activity, deteriorates the involvement and mutilates the concept.” Written in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863157

  • [I have always been an artist true to my calling]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this short poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, explains why he has always been an artist, never paying any attention to other people’s opinion [of him]. In the poem, de Romero explains that his dedication is documented [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850581

  • [Let Us Pray]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this short poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, criticizes a Christian prayer by repeating “blah, blah, blah, blah . . . ” to show his lack of interest in either prayers or the Ten Commandments. Romero concludes his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854299

  • [Mi trabajo demuestra...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1981
    In these short lines, written in 1981, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, speaks of the polarities through which his work fluctuates as it unfolds [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862900

  • [My paintings cannot...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1988
    In these short verses, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, starts out talking about what paintings seek to achieve. He goes on to state what he believes should be included in paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862881

  • [Notas] 26 de abril de 1974, 27 de abril de 1976. Notas sobre el color en la pintura.
    De Romero, Ralph
    1974
    Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, tells us about his experiences as a painter. He says his creative experience is spontaneous and that his painting becomes the tangible evidence of that experience. De Romero also notes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863005

  • [One's totality]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this brief article, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about the duality of life: both the physical and the spiritual. The introspective tone of the article concludes with comments about the side street [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847922

  • [There is a certain sensationalism...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1980
    Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, states that prejudices against painting styles can change quickly; negative attitudes can suddenly turn positive. One example of this is what happens with art critics, who may change a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863043

  • [To create motion...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1979
    In this paragraph, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, writes about the creation of movement in a defined space. He explains that his figurative painting is based on movement. Included beneath the text is a small painting, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863024

  • 1970
    De Romero, Ralph
    1970
    This poem, written by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, was sharply critical of the year 1970. In the text, we can discern a tone that is openly critical of the policies of the U.S. administration under President Richard Nixon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863176

  • A Computerology of Nature
    De Romero, Ralph
    1967
    This is a pen and ink drawing made by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York. At the bottom of the drawing is the phrase, “a computerology of nature” [Una informática de la naturaleza [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863100

  • Beauty is only skin deep
    De Romero, Ralph
    1967
    This is a pen and ink drawing made by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York. In the lower left-hand corner there is a sentence that also serves as a title, “BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP” [La belleza está sólo a flor de piel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863081

  • Bertoldo on Drawing
    De Romero, Ralph
    1975
    In this essay, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, comments on the differences between a painter and a sculptor. In his own way, he explains what drawings mean to him. Among the attributes that Romero identifies with drawings, is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862919

  • Manifiesto sobre la existencia
    De Romero, Ralph
    1967
    In this manifesto, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about human existence. In his opinion, social discipline imposes rules he does not care to sign on to. And he is emphatic: he must be allowed to live [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863138

  • O Beautiful America
    De Romero, Ralph
    1969
    “O Beautiful America” is a satirical poem written by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York. De Romero uses it as a basis for his open criticism of U.S. democracy, the administration, its policies, and the lack of liberty and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863119

  • Terra firma
    De Romero, Ralph
    1986
    In this poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, writes about the tierra [earth] as if it were a living being that provides us everything we need, as well as what we are. The poem begins and ends by pointing out that the earth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862862

  • To Redefine ... To Reevaluate
    De Romero, Ralph
    1975
    In this short essay, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about the differences that emerge in painting, whether as the subject of an intellectual conversation or in terms of its significance to him as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862986