Topic Descriptor: landscapes (representations)×
  • Lirismo y Naturaleza
    Vitureira, Cipriano S. (Cipriano Santiago), 1907-
    This essay deals with the recurrent theme of Uruguayan art since the nineteenth century, which had continually developed different technical resolutions over time. This critical essay by Vitureira treats the landscape in the context of human [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1219028

  • Imagen sucesiva de Héctor Poleo
    Antillano, Sergio, 1922-
    In this text, journalist Sergio Antillano examines the life of his friend and contemporary, artist Héctor Poleo, commenting specifically on his studies at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Caracas and the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172085

  • El arte como magia
    Neumann, Hans
    The collector Hans Neumann discusses the Informalist movement’s connection to the emotions, transcendent universes, and what he describes as a “prophetic” nature. He sees Informalism as mankind’s logical reaction to the inexplicable nature of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169055

  • Apuntes de la inmensidad
    Palomera, Federica, 1954-
    In this text, critic Federica Palomero explores the development of Venezuelan painter Víctor Hugo Irazábal, from his formative period (the early sixties) and subsequent experimentation with various media and genres through his encounter with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167685

  • El metabolismo simbólico de Mario Abreu
    Tapias, Anita
    Researcher Anita Tapias authors the curatorial essay “El metabolismo simbólico de Mario Abreu,” which appears in the catalogue for Mario Abreu. Venezuela. 24th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, 1998. Tapias briefly presents the key aesthetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165352

  • Entre el terreno y el jardín : las pinturas de Luis Lizardo
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    In this essay, the North American poet and critic Ricardo Pau-Llosa writes about the Venezuelan painter Luis Lizardo on the occasion of the exhibition of work by the latter in the United States (Miami: Ambrosino Gallery, 1992). The critic discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165150

  • Max Pedemonte : aproximación al paisaje
    Niño Araque, William
    This curatorial text by William Niño Araque analyzes the exhibition Max Pedemonte: Muros, templos y ciudadelas (Caracas: Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional, 1994), presenting the work of the sculptor Max Pedemonte. The text is based on an earlier [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163014

  • Rafael Monasterios : Un pintor de brocha fina
    Esteva Grillet, Roldán, 1946-
    In this text, historian and critic Roldán Esteva-Grillet reviews the context in which Rafael Monasterios lived and worked, describing his training, early influences, and connection to the generation of painters clustered around the Círculo de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162567

  • Desde el terruño, un nuevo paisaje
    Esteva Grillet, Roldán, 1946-
    The historian Roldán Esteva-Grillet explains how the work of the Venezuelan landscape painter Rafael Monasterios changed in 1938 when he returned to his birthplace in the state of Lara. The article briefly discusses the time Monasterios spent in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162439

  • El paisaje : un análisis
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    Bélgica Rodríguez discusses the formal content in Ramón Vásquez Brito’s seascape painting. She explains that it is necessary to consider as a whole the visual and pictorial elements that Vásquez Brito uses—space, color, line, form, rhythm, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162070

  • Un destino venezolano en Boggio
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    Juan Calzadilla provides an overview of the career of Venezuelan artist Emilio Boggio, from his early academic phase through his return to Venezuela in 1919, one year before his death. Calzadilla discusses the influences on Boggio, his travels in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161732

  • Horizontes circulares
    Duque, Luis Ángel
    The curator Luis Ángel Duque offers a critical review of the artistic career of Jorge Pizzani during the 1980s. The text covers a period of successive expressive transitions by Pizzani: from drawing to painting, from paper to canvas, and from color [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161668

  • Persistencia del paisaje
    Niño Araque, William
    This curatorial text by William Niño Araque reviews the landscape genre in Venezuela starting with an early twentieth-century trend called “national landscape” and the approaches favored by the Círculo de Bellas Artes. The writer concludes his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161377

  • La vastedad y el silencio
    Palomera, Federica, 1954-
    The curator Federica Palomero introduces Antes del paisaje, the exhibition of works by Octavio Russo. Palomero reviews the artist’s career, and explains how his gradual evolution eventually led him to produce the works on display at this exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161096

  • Holanda
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    In the view of curator Luis Enrique Pérez-Oramas, Juan Araujo’s landscapes have the power to express all the significance that painting can. The works in the exhibition Holanda. Juan Araujo (Caracas: Galería D’Museo, 2002) constitute a free [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160202

  • Josefa Sulbarán : conciencia y sueño de los campos andinos
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    In this article, the painter and critic Carlos Contramaestre writes about the Venezuelan folk artist Josefa Sulbarán, explaining how she got her start and describing the environment in which she trained as a painter. The critic explains how Sulbará [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158120

  • Quintero y el Ávila
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In his critique, Roberto Guevara reflects on the history of landscape (as a pictorial genre in Venezuela) and the role played within it by Venezuelan painter and graphic designer José Antonio Quintero. After evaluating the distinct stages of this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158104

  • Plenos Poderes
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In his critique, Roberto Guevara reflects on the work of Venezuelan artist José Antonio Quintero, for his show at the Sala Mendoza (Caracas 1981). He states the painter voluntarily takes up the challenge of reevaluating the characteristics of urban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157481

  • El paisaje : Un espectáculo que no se acaba nunca. José António Quintero
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    In this essay Mara Comerlati discusses Colinas, árboles y valles, the exhibition of works by José Antonio Quintero at the Sala Mendoza (Caracas, 1981). In this series of drawings and paintings inspired by his observations of the countryside in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157465

  • José António Quintero
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    This text by Juan Calzadilla quotes ideas stated by the Venezuelan painter José Antonio Quintero about his own work. In his comments, the artist highlights the fact that his landscapes (whether realistic or imaginary scenes) are personal stories of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157094

  • La frontera transparente
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    This essay by Roberto Guevara was published in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by Adrián Pujol at the Galería de Arte Nacional de Caracas in November 1995. Guevara analyzes Pujol’s work, and discusses the Majorca-born Venezuelan painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157078

  • Pujol en el paisaje venezolano
    Stein, Axel
    Within the framework of the Exposición Antológica 1975/1995 [Retrospective Exhibition 1975–1995] of Venezuelan painter Adrián Pujol, historian Axel Stein establishes connections between the landscapes of the artist and the other renowned artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157062

  • Alirio Palacios se propone rescatar el grabado milenario de China
    Guzmán, Edith
    The journalist Edith Guzmán interviews Alirio Palacios about his printmaking and the exhibitions he was involved in at the time. Palacios explains that he has taken up woodcut printing again and has been experimenting with that technique, using what [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155809

  • Miguel Von Dangel : la conservación del paisaje americano
    Viloria Vera, Enrique
    Writer Enrique Viloria analyzes the work of Miguel von Dangel from a perspective based on environmental conservation, suggesting that in his encapsulated landscapes, nature retains its essence, transcending the work (which is imprisoned and preserved [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154827

  • Alirio Palacios : magia y maestría del grabado
    Montejo, Eugenio, 1938-2008
    Writer Eugenio Montejo introduces the graphic work of Alirio Palacios, a master whose work he deems on a level comparable to that of Armando Reverón. In Montejo’s opinion, Palacios was a major figure in Venezuelan art, especially in his treatment [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154602

  • Mapas; El oro; Oro de América
    Márquez, Francisco, 1943-
    In this essay the critic Francisco Márquez reviews three series of paintings by Miguel von Dangel: Mapas, Oro de América [or Calcos en Oro], and Tierras [or Encapsulados], in which he detects three different ways to approach the Venezuelan and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154076

  • Jorge Vinatea Reinoso
    Raygada, Carlos, 1898-1953
    In this text, art critic Carlos Raygada asserts that Vinatea Reinoso is one of the “most refined and legitimate proponents” of “genuinely Peruvian painting.” The author makes reference to the most outstanding work in the reigning pictorial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1144156

  • Crónicas : el artista Sabogal
    García y García, Elvira
    This article, written in 1919, was published several months after José Sabogal’s first exhibition due to, as the author explains, “the congestion of opinions, appraisals, and enthusiasm” that circulated at the time. Elvira García y García [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139798

  • La exposición de paisajes de Alicia Bustamante
    Raygada, Carlos, 1898-1953
    In his article, Carlos Raygada clarifies that Alicia Bustamante’s growth as a painter is not based solely on the development of the technical skills she learned at the ENBA (Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes); that growth also demonstrates a “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139476

  • Paisajes del Perú : bocetos serranos : un tríptico : carta al pintor José Sabogal, en Lima
    Garrido, José Eulogio, 1888-1967
    This article is about a trip taken by the author, José Eulogio Garrido and José Sabogal, the founder of Peruvian indigenist painting, to the community of Sanchique, in the province of Otuzco in northern Peru. The author describes the mountain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136955

  • Rodrigo Callejas o el paisaje como obsesión
    González Rodríguez, Alberto
    The first chapter of the article “Rodrigo Callejas o el paisaje como obsesión” [Rodrigo Callejas or Landscape as Obsession] by the Colombian painter and printmaker Alberto González Rodríguez discusses the distinction he makes between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134419

  • [Ahora que el arte atraviesa una crisis...]
    Estrada, Leonel, 1920-
    The artist, agent, and art critic Leonel Estrada discusses a series of paintings by Armando Villegas that were exhibited at the Chamber of Commerce in Medellín. These works, in Estrada’s opinion, reveal a departure from the artist’s earlier [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133429

  • Lienzos de Gómez Campuzano
    Caballero Escovar, Enrique
    This text by Colombian writer Enrique Caballero Escovar is a critical review of Ricardo Gómez Campuzano’s pictorial work. In it, Caballero Escovar expresses his admiration for the landscapes by this artist from Bogotá, especially those depicting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130534

  • Pintores nacionales: Francisco A. Cano.
    Writer Alfonso Dávila divides this text on the work of Colombian artist Francisco Antonio Cano into three parts: (i) “El estudio,” (ii) “Lo místico,” and (iii) “Pintor objetivo.” The first section briefly describes Cano’s studio. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130466

  • Roberto Páramo y la pintura de paisaje en Colombia
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    The book by Beatriz Gonzálezentitled Roberto Páramo: Pintor de la Sabana, published in 1987, contains four brief texts: (i) “Roberto Páramo y la pintura de paisaje en Colombia”, (ii) “Roberto Páramo y la Sabana de Bogotá”, (iii) “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130415

  • Gómez Campuzano : setenta años 'pinte que repinte…' todos los días!
    Valencia Diago, Gloria, 1927-
    In an interview with Gloria Valencia Diago of the daily newspaper El Tiempo, Ricardo Gómez Campuzano talked about various matters related to his life as a painter. He spoke about his art training at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130292

  • Un pintor europeo en el trópico
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    Walter Engel, an Austrian art critic and historian who lived in Colombia, introduces Guillermo Wiedemann, an artist exiled from the repressive environment of Nazi Germany who found the freedom required to develop his personal style in Colombia’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129830

  • [Vimos a paisagem enquadrada e as árvores caídas]
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-
    This poem by Flávio Motta describes the career of artist Marcelo Nitsche by alluding to some of his works. It traces the intersection of landscape, object, calligraphy, and brushwork in Nitsche’s work. He concludes by posing a question that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111210

  • Fídolo Alfonso González Camargo : la visión interior
    Londoño Vélez, Santiago
    The researcher and artist Santiago Londoño Vélez reviews the career of the painter Fídolo Alfonso González Camargo, mentioning his time at the School of Fine Arts where he trained under Ricardo Acevedo Bernal and Andrés de Santa María. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094462

  • Entrevistas de "El Gráfico" : con el pintor F. A. Cano
    In this little known interview, Colombian painter Francisco Antonio Cano provides an emotional account of his early days in Yarumal, “a village nestled in the mountains of Antioquia [Colombia].” He mentions his early accomplishments in Medellín [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093883

  • La pintura colombiana
    Vidales Jaramillo, Luis, 1900-1990
    This article mentions the Colombian artists Judith Márquez, Cecilia Porras, and Lucy Tejada who showed their work at Three Women Painters of Colombia, the exhibition held at the Pan-American Union in Washington, DC, May 5–25, 1960. They were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088456

  • Alicia Barney : el paisaje alternativo : aferrada al drama que la naturaleza provoca
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    The article “Alicia Barney: el paisaje alternativo, aferrada al drama que la naturaleza provoca” [Alicia Barney: The alternative landscape, clinging to the drama that nature brings] by Colombian critic Miguel González was published in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1078601

  • Problemas da pintura brasileira
    Pedrosa, Mário
    The art critic Mário Pedrosa recalls that, on a visit to the Brazilian artist Djanira’s studio he was reminded of the landscape problem in Brazilian painting. In his opinion Alfredo Volpi came up with a “masterly” solution by capturing the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075171

  • Segundo manifiesto
    El Techo de la Ballena
    In this “Segundo Manifiesto”—jointly written by members of El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68)—the group identified the artistic movements they challenged as follows: traditional landscape painting, social realism, geometrical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1057677

  • Entrevista a Domingo García por Mari Carmen Ramírez
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    This document is an interview conducted by Mari Carmen Ramírez, the Puerto Rican curator who is based in the United States, with Domingo García, the artist. In the interview, García explains why, after mounting an exhibition of portraits entitled [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857597

  • 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

  • Hoy, el paisaje es aquí y ahora
    Auerbach, Ruth
    The curator Ruth Auerbach reviews the 1.a Bienal Nacional del Paisaje Tabacalera Nacional (August—October, 1996), basing her critique on this genre’s contemporary view and its important position in the history of universal art. Auerbach pays [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855314

  • Gabriel Bracho
    Liscano, Juan, 1915-
    Juan Liscano reviews the show that Gabriel Bracho had in 1951 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The author notes that the painter, a dedicated follower of David Alfaro Siqueiros, “aspires to the fresco” and captures the problems and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850217

  • El pintor Manuel Cabré
    Gallegos, Rómulo, 1884-1969
    This essay by the novelist Rómulo Gallegos, about the life and career of the painter Manuel Cabré, was published on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition in 1920. The young writer describes the character, style, and originality of the work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850194

  • 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