Name Descriptor: Museo de Bellas Artes (Venezuela)×
  • ¿Quién sabiendo cantar no ha cantado la Rosa?
    Benko, Susana
    In this essay, which appeared in the catalogue for Veinte disecciones (Caracas: Museo de Bellas Artes, 1982), the exhibition of works by Roberto Obregón, the researcher Susana Benko reflects on cultural symbols, conventions, and codes and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080932

  • ¿Y por qué no?
    Sosa, Antonieta, 1940-
    In the design ¿Y por qué no?, the artist Antonieta Sosa describes the action planned in detail. As she states it, this work consists of placing wine glasses on different parts of her body so that they will drop and break. Added to the sound of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865572

  • "Reticulárea" de Gego
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    Roberto Guevara reviewed Gego’s Reticulárea (1969) when it was first installed at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas. He mentions the artist’s use of space within the Reticulárea, which acquires a new environmental [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149318

  • [Antes que las valoraciones y los juicios...]
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    This text written by the art critic Roberto Guevara is the preface to the catalogue for the exhibition Pinturas, which exhibited work by the French artist Marcel Floris, who had been living in Caracas since 1950. The exhibition was held at the Museo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154811

  • [Cuando miro algo...]
    Nedo, 1926-2001
    In this brief prologue to the catalogue of his exhibition Nedo: Reversámbitos held at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas in 1973, Italian-born Venezuelan designer and artist Nedo [Mion Ferrario] describes his experience of space in terms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102237

  • [Esta exposición y muchas experiencias...]
    León Castro, Pedro, 1913-
    This essay by Pedro León Castro appeared in the catalogue for his exhibition of paintings at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas in 1949. Following a brief introductory paragraph, in which he explains that the exhibition is a reflection of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813765

  • [Estas Nenias continúan,...]
    Stefano, Victoria de
    The researcher Victoria de Stefano wrote the introduction to a catalogue for the 1985 exhibition Nenias by the graphic designer Gerd Leufert at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. She provides an overview of the artist’s work, in contrast with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155483

  • [Los primeros testimonios sobre el Brasil surgieron en forma de grabados...]
    Silva, Alberto da Costa e, 1931-
    The text by Brazilian author Alberto Da Costa e Silva for the exhibition “9 grabadores del Brasil” [Nine Engravers of Brazil] (Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1968) presents an expansive view of the history and evolution of engraving in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156704

  • [Nosotros no vinimos a París a seguir cursos de diplomacia...]
    In this fifth and last issue of Los Disidentes [The Dissidents] (Paris, 1950) magazine, which states as its purpose to “severely” attack the cultural reality of Venezuela, which [the group] describes as “false,” and with the intention of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813555

  • [Parsimoniosa, reflexiva, esta obra que no tiene más de tres años de diseñada...]
    This is Marta Traba’s critical review of the exhibition of silkscreen prints by Susy Iglicki at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. Traba discusses the Venezuelan artist’s use of space, color, planes, and volumes, while referring to her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1106934

  • Abstractos inéditos de Elsa Gramcko
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this critical essay, Roberto Guevara reviews Elsa Gramcko’s geometric abstraction work. Guevara discusses the importance of the abstract movement (to which he belongs) in Venezuela in the 1950s, which he sees as a new and vigorous expression of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163749

  • Alirio Palacios : grabado más allá de la muerte
    Villamizar, Pablo
    The journalist Pablo Villamizar interviews the painter Alirio Palacios on the occasion of the opening of the latter’s exhibition Xilografías y concretografías. Grabado 1994–1999 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The 1999 exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155754

  • An interview with Ivan Petrovszky by members of the Research Department, Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas
    The Research Department, Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas
    In March 1983, members of the Research Department of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas interviewed the painter Ivan Petrovszky about his exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC (that same year). By way of introduction, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167813

  • Ángel Luque y la violencia contenida
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this text, the Venezuelan art critic Roberto Guevara analyzes the visual art of Spanish-born artist Ángel Luque. He relates the new chromatic experimentations made by the artist to works by such artists as Herbin, Manessier, Picasso, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163733

  • Apuntes sobre la colección de Arte de América
    Palomera, Federica, 1954-
    This text by Federica Palomero was written for Arte de América, the exhibition she curated in 1988 on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The text describes the origins of the collection of Inter- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161144

  • 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

  • Cincuenta años del Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas : aproximación a las colecciones del Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas
    Peruga, Iris
    The curator Iris Peruga discusses the structure and content of the collection of works at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. She names artists and works, and links them to various key moments in the museum’s history. In her essay she talks about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1257115

  • De la pintura al tapiz
    Delgado, Lenelina
    The journalist Lenelina Delgado interviews the Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas on the occasion of the exhibition of the latter’s tapestries at the MBA (Museo de Bellas Artes) in Caracas. During the course of the conversation, they discuss how the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153365

  • Del arte con los objetos
    Téllez, Javier
    In twelve aphorisms, the Venezuelan artist Javier Téllez lists his thoughts about the qualities and possible states of objects—either autonomous or in groups, virgin or used—and makes a number of suggestions concerning how people should behave [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155054

  • Desde el lector
    Guevara, José Luis, 1954-
    This essay by the Venezuelan researcher José Luis Guevara was published in the catalogue for the exhibition Un lector, algunos diseñadores gráficos, una década, at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. Guevara reviews the work of six Venezuelan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156656

  • Dónde está Guayasamín? : una opinión polémica
    Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro
    In this essay about the exhibition of paintings by the Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Alejandro Otero discusses the question of influences in art and originality. Following a detailed analysis of many [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850492

  • El nereida : Óleos recientes
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    Juan Calzadilla begins his critical essay by relating a crisis in geometric abstraction to the exploration of Informalism by Omar Carreño. Calzadilla reflects on Carreño’s embrace of the gestural and material aspects of the trend in his paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157417

  • El rol del crítico
    Román, Élida
    Curator and art critic Élida Román divides her presentation into two parts. She first tries to define not only the objective of art criticism but also to identify the craft and reach of art critics.  Román then presents a diagnosis on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815617

  • El XVIII salón de arte venezolano
    This anonymous text provides a detailed review of the rooms and halls of the Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas) containing the works of the XVIII Salón Oficial de Arte Venezolano (1957). The works, according to the author, were grouped in the space by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161294

  • Elsa Gramcko
    Trejo, Oswaldo, 1924-1996
    This essay by Venezuelan writer Oswaldo Trejo analyzes the art of Elsa Gramcko. It describes a number of characteristics of the Venezuelan artist’s creative world, specifically how she uses matter as the defining “content” of her work. Trejo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153620

  • Elsa Gramcko : la atracción de las texturas
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this essay, the critic Juan Calzadilla discusses the exploration of Informalist abstract movements by Venezuelan artist Elsa Gramcko, who was in search of new “textures” with which to express her ideas in physical form. Calzadilla describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153589

  • Empreintes territoriales
    Palomera, Federica, 1954-
    Federica Palomero launches into this essay with a brief history of the MBA (Museo de Bellas Artes) in Caracas, and the steady growth of the Museum’s Collection of Latin American Art. Palomero posits that one can see the history of Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162151

  • En busca de Hung
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this essay, the well-known critic Roberto Guevara discusses the evolution in the Chinese-Venezuelan visual artist Francisco “Chino” Hung’s style. Guevara bases his remarks on a review of the artist’s works from the early 1960s until the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1171956

  • En pro y en contra de Alejandro Otero
    Ratto Ciarlo, José, 1904-1997
    In 1949, the journalist José Ratto-Ciarlo outlined the exhibition of [work] by Alejandro Otero at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The beginning of the outline and the two first subtitles (“Comprensión de Otero” and “La parte por el todo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850770

  • Espacios para creer
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    The critic Roberto Guevara suggests that the contrast in the Czech-born Venezuelan artist Marietta Berman’s two- and three-dimensional pieces appropriates space in her highly personal work. Guevara notes that the two-dimensional pieces in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162503

  • Excelencias de un pintor comprometido
    Mujica, Héctor, 1927-
    In this text, journalist Héctor Mujica examines the artistic qualities of painter Gabriel Bracho in the exhibition of the artist’s work held at the Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas in 1951. Mujica describes Bracho’s work as “combat painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845986

  • Exposición del "Paisaje venezolano" : Emilio Boggio (1871-1920)
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In his review of the exhibition “Paisaje Venezolano” held at the Museo de Bellas Artes in August 1942, critic Enrique Planchart underscores the importance of French-Venezuelan painter Emilio Boggio to the national art scene. Planchart [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855345

  • Exposición del paisaje venezolano : Museo de Bellas Artes
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In the first part of his extensive review of the Exposición del Paisaje Venezolano, which took place in 1942 at the Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas, Enrique Planchart establishes a chronological framework that distinguishes the pioneers (he calls [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 846005

  • Exposición del paisaje venezolano: II
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In the second part of his extensive review of the Exposición del Paisaje Venezolano, which took place in 1942 at the Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas, Enrique Planchart analyzes some of the twentieth-century painters of his country, each of which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850424

  • Forma espacial
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    The critic Juan Calzadilla introduces the exhibition of prints by Luis Chacón at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, discussing the lack of a printmaking tradition and wondering what the artist might do to remedy the void in training opportunities [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134993

  • Formas de componer
    Rodríguez del Camino, Marco
    In this essay, Marco Rodríguez del Camino mentions all the exhibitions that the German-born Venezuelan artist Luisa Richter has presented during the course of her career, while focusing on the issue of composition, which is the central theme of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161000

  • Gego
    Gramcko, Ida
    The writer Ida Gramcko examines Gego’s Dibujos sin Papel [Drawings without Paper] and reviews them from a poetic perspective. Gramcko claims that, although they are aerial, cosmic works, Gego’s Dibujos sin Papel are metaphors for terrestrial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159320

  • Javier Téllez
    Chacón, Katherine
    In this essay, the curator Katherine Chacón writes about the artist Javier Téllez. She refers to the conceptual lucidity of his work which, in her opinion, stands out among other examples of contemporary Venezuelan art. Chacón reviews the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155070

  • La actual división técnica del trabajo artístico en América Latina
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    In his presentation, the theorist and critic Juan Acha—whose central theme is on the analysis of the processes of artistic work and its technical divisions—makes a cursory historical overview on the topic before addressing the case of Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815489

  • La exposición de Alejandro Otero Rodríguez
    Meneses, Guillermo, 1911-1978
    In this critical review, the Venezuelan writer Guillermo Meneses reviews the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan painter Alejandro Otero [Rodríguez] that opened on January 30, 1949 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. Otero was living in Paris [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097092

  • La magia de los objetos en Mario Abreu
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews the works presented by the artist Mario Abreu at the exhibition Objetos Mágicos (Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, 1965). Guevara states that Abreu’s magical objects are among the most important [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155134

  • 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

  • Las nenias : nuevas apariciones
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews Nenias, the exhibition of works by the artist and graphic designer Gerd Leufert, who lived in Venezuela, at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. Guevara salutes the originality of Leufert’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155889

  • 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

  • Los múltiples tránsitos de cas(a)nto
    Hernández, Carmen, 1963-
    In this essay, the curator Carmen Hernández reviews Cas(A)nto, the multimedia installation by Antonieta Sosa at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas in 2000. Hernández discusses the artist’s career since her constructive painting in the 1960s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157721

  • Luis Chacón, Grabador
    Díaz Sosa, Carlos
    Carlos Díaz Sosa interviewed Venezuelan artist Luis Chacón on the occasion of the exhibition New International Gravure Group, which featured Chacón’s work, held at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The article points out that Chacón was the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151349

  • Mary Brandt
    Meneses, Guillermo, 1911-1978
    Guillermo Meneses, the Venezuelan writer, introduces Mary Brandt’s exhibition at the MBA (Museo de Bellas Artes) in Caracas. Meneses describes Brandt’s early years at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Caracas, and mentions that her father, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162535

  • Mateo Manaure en el Museo de Bellas Artes
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    In this text, Alfredo Boulton considers the works by Venezuelan painter Mateo Manaure on exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes. After discussing Manaure’s participation in projects that engage architecture, Boulton examines the specific [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157497

  • Me siento sola en el grabado : Gladys Meneses
    Paolillo, Carlos
    Journalist Carlos Paolillo reviews the Gladys Meneses retrospective exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas, 1986). Paolillo discusses the fundamental milestones in the education and career of the Venezuelan artist. These point to a focus on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155612

  • Mercedes Pardo : 1 x 9
    D'Amico, Margarita
    This text is an interview by journalist Margarita D’Amico with Venezuelan artist Mercedes Pardo on the occasion of her 1969 exhibition, 1 x 9: color de la serigrafía, held at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. In it, Pardo discusses her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155959