Creator: Pedrosa, Mário×
  • [A pintura mural de autoria de Cândido Portinari]
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1949
    In this text critic Mário Pedrosa discusses the Tiradentes mural by Candido Portinari, commissioned by the Colégio dos Cataguases (in the state of Minas Gerais) to be created in a building by architect Oscar Niemeyer. The mural represents the key [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110857

  • [Discurso de abertura, Museo de la Solidaridad, Santiago, Chile]
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1972
    As President of the Artistic Solidarity Committee with Chile, Mário Pedrosa addresses then President Salvador Allende Gossens during the reception ceremony for the works that would make up the collection of the Museo de la Solidaridad in Santiago. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807990

  • [Letter] 1972 Abril 26, Santiago [to] Salvador Allende Gossens
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1972
    This letter from Mario Pedrosa, the Brazilian critic, stresses the importance of the gesture made by artists who donated their works to the Museo de la Solidaridad in a spirit of soladarity with the people of Chile, who were at that time on the road [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765622

  • [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

  • A cidade nova, síntese das artes
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    This speech by Mário Pedrosa regards the city of Brasilia, which he examines as a work of collective art, believing it presents an experimental and practical problem. He defends the connection it represents between utopia and planning, a profound ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086503

  • A contemporaneidade de Rubem Valentim
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1970
    Critic Mário Pedrosa analyzes the work of Ruben Valentim and defines his “authentic Brazilian painting.” His work is removed from the well-known, anecdotal, and picturesque regionalism that abounds in the art of the state of Bahia, where [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110576

  • A máquina, Calder, Léger e outros
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1948
    Mário Pedrosa analyzes the relationship that the works of Alexander Calder and other modern artists (especially Fernand Léger) have with industrial production. In his judgment, for Léger, machines are like an incomprehensible and frightening god; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085302

  • A Missa de Portinari
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1948
    This is a critique by Mário Pedrosa’s of the Primeira Missa no Brasil by Candido Portinari. Pedrosa compares this work to one by Victor Meirelles painted nearly one century earlier on the same topic. He writes that Portinari opts for a visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075493

  • A obra de Lygia Clark
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1963
    Mário Pedrosa analyzes Lygia Clark’s artistic career beginning with the elimination of frames for her canvases (during the 1950s) through to the incorporation of the viewer’s action into her work (see her Bichos series) and the full integration [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085908

  • Abstração ou figuração ou realismo?
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1957
    In this newspaper article Mário Pedrosa challenges the definition of “Abstract art” provided by the French avant-garde theoretician and artist Michel Seuphor in his Dictionnaire de la peinture abstraite (Paris: Hazan, 1957). According to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085648

  • Arquitetura e crítica de arte
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1957
    According to the author of this text, Mário Pedrosa, at the onset of the modern architecture movement restriction to the strictly functional was necessary in order to combat the aesthetic or visual approach that predominated in others styles and in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086553

  • Arte Ambiental, arte pós-moderna, Helio Oiticica
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1966
    Critic Mário Pedrosa terms Hélio Oiticica’s recent work “post-modern,” given that he no longer relies on criteria established by Cubism, but rather on other innovative stimuli. In his judgment, this “post-modern” work begins a new cycle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110622

  • Arte infantil
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1952
    Art critic Mário Pedrosa wrote this text for the catalogue of the Exposição Infantil held at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1952, which he based on the work regarding the creative potential of children conducted at the end [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110389

  • Arte signográfica
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    Mário Pedrosa establishes his position on non-geometric abstract trends in this text. Specifically, he is in favor of what he calls “arte signográfica” [art using graphic symbols], and he openly opposes the informal(ist) trend. In his judgment [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085678

  • Arte, necessidade vital
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1949
    Among the triumphs of modern art were the rediscovery of an emotional dimension and artistic sentiment in all their purity; something which becomes evident in the work of anonymous “primitive” artists and of the people who still live on a tribal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110355

  • As tendencias sociais da arte e Käethe Kollwitz
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1933
    This address by Mário Pedrosa was entitled “Käthe Kollwitz e seu modo vermelho de perceber a vida” [Käthe Kollwitz and her red perception of life]; it was delivered at the CAM (Clube dos Artistas Modernos) in June 1933 during the show [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783035

  • Bienal e participação... do povo
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1967
    This commentary by Mário Pedrosa centers on the large audiences that admired and interacted with the works exhibited at the IX São Paulo Biennial (1969). He states that: “art has ceased to be that distant and humorless thing, that terribly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111108

  • Crise do condicionamento artístico
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1966
    In this text, Mário Pedrosa reflects on the artist’s place in the life of society, explaining the shift from autonomous producer of crafts to producer of new cultural objects for consumption. He underscores the end of styles, which have been [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110433

  • Crise nas artes individuais
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    In this text, Mário Pedrosa remarks on the crisis different art forms are experiencing, a topic that surfaced in the debates at the “Congresso dos Críticos” in 1959. In Pedrosa’s view, the only disciplines deeply affected by that crisis are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110406

  • Crise ou revolução do objeto: homenagem a André Breton
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1967
    According to Mário Pedrosa contemporary art is characterized by “objectivism” or by a rejection of self-expression. In this essay he refers to the symbolic objects suggested by Salvador Dalí and to “the crisis of the object” identified in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110434

  • Da abstração a auto-expressão
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    In this essay the noted Brazilian art critic Mário Pedrosa discusses the Informalist Abstraction, also known as “voga tachista” [Tachisme vogue or fashion], of the late 1950s. The critic deplores this style, complaining that tachist painters [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085707

  • 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

  • Debate: o artista e a crítica
    Mühlenberg, Liane; Augusto, Sergio, 1942-; Michalski, Yan; Santiago, Silviano, 1936-; Morais, Frederico, 1936-; Souza, Tárik de; Monteiro, José Carlos; Pedrosa, Mário
    1980
    This debate was organized by the journal Módulo, bringing together critics in different fields (visual arts, music, literature, film, etc.) from the major communications media in Brazil. As representative of the visual arts, critic Frederico Morais [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110951

  • Do "informal" e seus equívocos
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    Brazilian art critic Mário Pedrosa writes this article in response to a text published in the press by Jaime Maurício, another critic who had expressed his “dislike” for the term “informal(ist),” which was used to designate some non- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085759

  • 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

  • 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

  • Flores do abismo
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1947
    In his critique, Mário Pedrosa states there has been a “deepening of meaning” since the forms of expression belonging to children and primitive peoples have been incorporated into modern art. In his words, he affirms that through this inclusion [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780902

  • Grupo Frente
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1955
    In this text critic Mário Pedrosa presents the second Grupo Frente exhibition at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro), calling the reader’s attention to the distinctive characteristics of each artist. He praises the integration of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083731

  • Introdução
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1961
    As artistic director of the sixth biennial, Mário Pedrosa presents his general idea about the exhibition, commenting on the practice started in the second biennial (1953−54) to hold exhibitions “with a historical and curatorial stamp.” As this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111040

  • 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

  • Intróito à Bienal
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1951
    In this text, critic Mário Pedrosa discusses Abraham Palatnik’s participation in the first edition of the São Paulo Biennial (1951), describing the artist’s work and its historical context. At the biennial, Palatnik exhibited a semi-transparent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090338

  • Ivan Serpa expõe em Washington, E.U.A.
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1954
    In this text, critic Mário Pedrosa analyzes the show of collages by painter Ivan Serpa held in Washington, D. C. in 1954. He remarks on Serpa’s career and on his choice of abstraction. Pedrosa also comments on the impact on Serpa’s work of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090373

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lygia Clark
    Clark, Lygia; Pedrosa, Mário; Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1980
    This volume, which forms part of the Arte Brasileira Contemporânea (ABC) collection, discusses Brazilian artist Lygia Clark. It includes texts by the artist herself—indeed, the book is a sort of anthology of her writings—and by critics Mário [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111070

  • Lygia Clark at Signals London: 27th May to 3rd July
    Pedrosa, Mário; Clark, Lygia
    1965
    “Lygia Clark at Signals London, 27th May to 3rd July” is a special edition of Newsbulletin of Signals London devoted to Lygia Clark (1920−1988) on the occasion of the Brazilian artist’s first solo exhibition in England, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232662

  • MAM: reconstrução
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1978
    After the fire that destroyed the majority of the collection at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1978, critic Mário Pedrosa presents a proposal for the institution’s reconstruction, one that advocates for the building of a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111078

  • Mestres da arte virgem
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1963
    In this text art critic Mário Pedrosa comments on the paintings by patients at the psychiatric center of the Engenho de Dentro, exhibited in an art gallery in Rio de Janeiro. He takes the opportunity to analyze the works of the following residents: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110393

  • 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

  • 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

  • O depoimento de Oscar Niemeyer - II
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1958
    In Mário Pedrosa’s view, Oscar Niemeyer’s stance on architecture and its eventual recovery was shaken to the core when his social consciousness was awakened. Niemeyer was initially a staunch believer in the idea of “originality,” though he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086654

  • O novo MAM terá cinco museus. É a proposta de Mário Pedrosa
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1978
    In this article the critic Mário Pedrosa discusses the proposed reconstruction of the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) after it was partly destroyed by a fire in 1978. Pedrosa suggests that the original institution should be replaced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110466

  • O painel de Tiradentes
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1949
    In this text, Mário Pedrosa offers a critique of the Tiradentes mural by Candido Portinari, commenting on the event represented and the monumental nature of the work. He analyzes the form and composition of the mural, concluding that it lacks unity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111004

  • Opinião... opinião... Opinião...
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1966
    Mário Pedrosa discusses the exhibitions Opinião 65 and Opinião 66, explaining that these (“opinion”) events were not simply opportunities to showcase the latest thing in contemporary art. Pedrosa notes that the selection—based on the popular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090568

  • Parecer sôbre o "CORE" da Cidade Universitária
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1962
    This article is about the construction of a plaza designed for cultural activities at the new USP (Universidade de São Paulo) campus. The article is in three parts: the first part describes the plaza that has been built in front of the Rectory; the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110830

  • Paulistas e cariocas
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1957
    In this article Mário Pedrosa discusses the differences between the São Paulo and the Rio de Janeiro versions of concrete art. In his (rather Manichaeisticly oversimplified) view, the former are a more theoretical, rigid response to the dogmatic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085056

  • Pernambuco, Cícero Dias e Paris
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1948
    In his article about the exhibition of paintings by Cícero Dias at the Faculdade de Direito (Recife), the art critic Mário Pedrosa notes that “no other Brazilian painter evolved as radically” as Dias, thus explaining the controversial reaction [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110816