Creator: Paz, Octavio×
  • André Breton : la niebla y el relámpago
    Paz, Octavio
    This is a dense re-telling of Octavio Paz’s nexus to surrealism and particular link to André Breton. It tells of the role played by the poet Benjamín Péret in this long relationship, which the Mexican writer sums up as a moral bond: “My [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779416

  • André Breton o la búsqueda del comienzo
    Paz, Octavio
    In this essay, along with posthumous praise for the figure, André Breton, Octavio Paz establishes a new approach to surrealism, automatic writing and the concept of revelation: “The critics are saying that surrealism is no longer the avant-garde. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779424

  • El pachuco y otros extremos
    Paz, Octavio
    In “The Pachuco and Other Extremes,” the Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat Octavio Paz grapples with the issues related to the search for the national identity in post-revolutionary Mexico and, more broadly, the existential relationship of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126549

  • La unidad de Latinoamérica : batalla diplomática en San Francisco
    Paz, Octavio
    In this article, “La unidad de Latinoamérica. Batalla diplomática en San Francisco” that appeared in Mañana [(Mexico City), no. 92 (June 2, 1945), pp. 12–13, 15], Mexican poet and Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz (1914–1998) discusses Pan- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056599

  • Los sueños pintados de Alberto Gironella
    Paz, Octavio
    In this essay, Octavio Paz discusses the dreamy, surrealist nature of the work of Alberto Gironella. Paz points out that Gironella’s art is situated between the word and the image, and this is why he defines him as a poet of visual images: a “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785788

  • Ocultación y descubrimiento de Orozco
    Paz, Octavio
    After reviewing Orozco’s early work (drawings, prints, caricatures, and watercolors) and mentioning the influence of El Greco, Giotto, Goya, and Toulouse-Lautrec, Octavio Paz refers to a "hermetic or symbolic" trend to which the painter was exposed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792001

  • Tres ensayos sobre Rufino Tamayo
    Paz, Octavio
    In this essay, Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat Octavio Paz analyzes Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo’s relationship with Mexican popular art and Pre-Columbian art. According to Tamayo, popular art should not be seen as art but as a functional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126421

  • Voluntad de forma
    Paz, Octavio
    In “Voluntad de forma,” Octavio Paz, who was a Mexican poet, essayist, and diplomat examines Mexican art and culture as a product of the “voluntad de forma,” or the will to give form to the fleeting, which he associates with the essential [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125623