Topic Descriptor: portraits×
  • Bajo el sol negro
    Majluf, Natalia
    The author, Natalia Majluf, states that these works, created using the techniques of the “minutemen” photographers that work in provincial city plazas, could initially be thought as ethnographic or touristic photography. Nevertheless, when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293722

  • Bellas Artes
    Manrique Convers, Pedro Carlos
    After discussing the artistic development of Colombian painter Epifanio Garay, and mentioning his time at the Académie Julian in Paris and his interest in and knowledge of the works in the Louvre, the author turns to Garay’s portraits. Manrique [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094076

  • Deslindes y giros fotográficos
    Muñoz Zárate, Patricio, 1960-
    The essay written by Patricio M. Zárate covered the new emerging generation of Chilean artists. According to the author “customary artistic boundaries had been disregarded” with the incorporation of artistic works pertaining to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773560

  • Doctor Alberto Suárez
    Jiménez, Darío, 1919-1980
    In a letter dated April 23, 1972, the Colombian painter Darío Jiménez Villegas tells his friend Alberto Suárez Casas, in eloquent terms that he is quite satisfied with the latter’s portrait which he had recently painted. Jiménez describes it as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098556

  • Domingo García : "personajes del recuerdo"
    Sims, Lowery
    The American curator Lowery Sims—linked for several decades to The Metropolitan Museum of New York—highlights the interest expressed by Domingo García in painting portraits of people he knows. However, Sims notes that all the portraits executed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857529

  • El arte del retrato de Francisco Rodón = The art of portraiture of Francisco Rodón
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    The writer of this text, Rafael Squirru, states that the Puerto Rican artist, Francisco Rodón, is the leading portrait painter in the world. Squirru maintains that each portrait of a prominent figure done by Rodón captures the subject’s essence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062287

  • El hombre que pinta = The man who paints
    Traba, Marta
    Marta Traba, the Argentine art critic, states that Francisco Rodón is “un hombre que pinta” [a man who paints]. She calls him this because he is a person who “considera la vida como su actividad fundamental y ha resuelto dar testimonio y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062311

  • El ojo ajeno: negado cuatro veces : Túpac Amaru
    This anonymous cultural affairs newspaper column mentions Manuel Araníbar’s letter about the competition organized by the Gobierno Revolucionario de las Fuerzas Armadas [Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces] (in its first phase, 1968– [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141698

  • El Túpac Amaru de Palacio y su autor
    This enthusiastic article in the magazine Oiga reports on the replacement of the portrait of the Spanish conqueror of Peru for one of Túpac Amaru II, the indigenous forefather of independence in the main hall of the Palacio de Gobierno. The article [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139263

  • En busca de sí mismo = Searching for himself
    Tió, Teresa
    In this article, the art historian, Teresa Tió, evaluates the stylistic change in the painting of Francisco Rodón and the way he has been developing his new public figures. The new subjects include two politicians, two writers and two dancers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062419

  • En busca del retrato fiel del rebelde Túpac Amaru
    Paredes Castro, Juan
    The journalist Juan Paredes Castro recalls the indigenous independence hero Túpac Amaru II. He argues that the latter’s hard, selfless struggle on behalf of “the defense of the freedom of a race and a nation” qualifies him for sainthood. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141743

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fotografía y sociedad
    Goyeneche Gómez, Edward, 1978-
    “Fotografía y sociedad” [Photography and Society], is the title of the first chapter of the book by the same name by the Colombian researcher and photographer Edward Goyeneche Gómez. The text includes a well-reasoned [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100724

  • Gral. Velasco develó cuadro en el Salón "Túpac Amaru"
    This brief but eloquent article reports on the ceremony in which General Juan Velasco Alvarado, the president of the military junta in power from 1968 to 1975, unveils the portrait of Túpac Amaru II, the indigenous forefather of Peruvian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141837

  • J. A. Roda : (Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos)
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    Walter Engel, the Austrian art critic living in Colombia, wrote this manuscript on the occasion of the exhibition of paintings by the Spanish artist Juan Antonio Roda, at the Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos in Bogotá (November 1956). To Engel, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093224

  • La estrategia del retrato = Strategy for a portrait
    Rodríguez Juliá, Edgardo, 1946-
    Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá analyzes the portrait of Luis Muñoz Marín, who was governor of Puerto Rico, painted by Francisco Rodón. He comments on how the artist managed to capture the subject’s soul and personality on a huge canvas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062332

  • La gran visión de Francisco Rodón = The grand vision of Francisco Rodón
    Routté- Gómez, Eneid
    This text is an interview of the Puerto Rican artist, Francisco Rodón, conducted by Eneid Routté-Gómez. In the interview, Rodón explains the origins and development of his art, how he selects the models whose portraits he wishes to paint, who he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062356

  • Los múltiples rostros de identidad: los íconos de Domingo García
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    In the exhibition, Íconos de nuestra historia [Icons of Our History], the Puerto Rican artist Domingo García presented portraits of thirteen countrymen and women. In García’s opinion, these public figures were significant in the unfolding of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857546

  • Los retratistas primitivos
    Mejía Arango, Juan Luis; Vives Mejia, Gustavo, 1949-
    This text highlights the importance of the portrait genre in both the capital of the department of Antioquia and the rest of the province during the 19th century. A wide range of portraits were produced at that time, from those exalting the heroes of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129375

  • Machu Picchu y Túpac Amaru
    Espinoza, Néstor, 1938-
    In this letter, intellectual Néstor Espinoza responds to the position held by fellow intellectual Fernando de Szyszlo on the portrait of the conqueror of Peru. Espinoza begins defending the decision of the so-called Gobierno Revolucionario de las [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139229

  • Mexican painting : the portrait = La pintura mexicana : el retrato
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    Diego Rivera had an ongoing interest in popular art, which he began referring to as “Mexican popular art,” moving on from the ideas expressed in the previous article on retablos (see "Los Retablos: verdadera actual y única expresión pictórica [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734152

  • Miguel Pou, mentor de generaciones
    Cintrón García, Arturo
    Arturo Cintrón García recounts his experience as a disciple of Puerto Rican painter Miguel Pou. He remembers going to Pou’s home studio in the small city of Ponce where Pou gave art classes in the early twentieth century. After discussing the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062880

  • Notas artísticas : retratistas mexicanos
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    In this article, the visual artist Carlos Mérida discusses the work of the photographer María Santibáñez, describing her approach to the studio portrait and explaining why her photographs were so admirable. Referring to their formal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754371

  • Other Gifts to the Art Collection of the University of Puerto Rico
    In this press release, North American poet and educator Muna Lee de Muñoz Marín announces the works that have been donated to the Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), specifically a portrait of Juan José Osuna (interim rector of the UPR at the time) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824943

  • 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

  • Presidente Velasco formuló ayer importantes declaraciones a los periodistas en Palacio
    Velasco Alvarado, Juan, 1910-1977
    This document is the official version of the press conference given by the de facto president, General Juan Velasco Alvarado, at the Palacio de Gobierno in Peru on June 24, 1972. While the issues addressed revolve around international relations of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141950

  • Rómulo Betancourt por Francisco Rodón = Romulo Betancourt by Francisco Rodón
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    In this text, Roberto Montero Castro explains the significance of this portrait painted by Francisco Rodón and why the painter decided to paint Rómulo Betancourt. The writer also notes when Rodón started and finished the work. The essay concludes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062398

  • Szyszlo, Pizarro y Túpac Amaru
    Szyszlo, Fernando de
    In this text, Fernando de Szyszlo applauds “without reservation” the ideological sentiment behind the decision to replace the image of the conqueror of Peru with the image of the indigenous leader of the independence movement. Yet, “as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139245

  • Tipos boyacenses
    Ramos, Luis Benito, 1899-1955
    This document is an excellent example of the sort of work produced by Colombian photographer Luis B. Ramos, author of many works of photojournalism. The article includes five photographs of peasants from the Department of Boyacá, Colombia, and a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089729

  • Túpac Amaru : ¿verdadero retrato?
    Ortiz de Zevallos M., Augusto
    In this article, Augusto Ortiz de Zevallos (Lima, b. 1949) voices his objections to the premises of the Concurso Nacional de Pintura [National Painting Contest] organized by the Ministerio de Educación in order to establish an official portrait of T [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865460

  • Viendo pintar a Francisco Rodón = Seeing Francisco Rodón paint
    Benítez, Marimar
    In this text, the writer, Marimar Benítez, explains that in order to be a painter, Francisco Rodón functions based on rituals: the ritual of the painting[, itself,] and the ritual of the revelation of the work. Some of his works have been rejected [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062377