Topic Descriptor: painters (artists)×
  • Arturo Cuenca : Una decada de fotografías : 1983-1993
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    This exhibition essay overviews the trajectory of Arturo Cuenca’s photographic practice from his time spent in Cuba in the 1980s until his arrival in New York in the early 1990s. In the late 1970s, he transitioned from making Photorealist/Pop [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343799

  • Qué cara tiene el héroe
    Traba, Marta
    In this article, which appeared in El Espectador (Bogotá), Marta Traba defends the portrait of Simón Bolívar (“El Libertador”) made by Beatriz González from the attacks of conservative members of the Academia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1342998

  • Mercedes Pardo Pintura y vida (I)
    Palacios, María Fernanda, 1945-
    In 1991, María Fernanda Palacios analyzes the work of Mercedes Pardo. In “Landscapes: Soul and Geography,” the first section, she reflects on the role that they take in Pardo’s œuvre, arguing that her work is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331171

  • Anatol Wladyslaw
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    In this brochure produced for the exhibition of works by prizewinners at the 1960 Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, Gerardo Ferraz discusses how Anatol Wladyslaw’s work transitioned from the “mathematics and geometry&rdquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325562

  • Tomie Ohtake
    Pfeiffer, Wolfgang, 1912-
    At an exhibition of works being considered for the Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea at the Galeria de Arte das Folhas in 1959, the art critic and businessman Wolfgang Pfeiffer discusses the parameters of Tomie Ohtake’s work. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325013

  • Sanson Flexor
    Martins, Luís, 1907-1981
    In this essay, which appeared in the brochure for an exhibition of the 1948–58 work of Samson Flexor, Luis Martins claims that the painter experienced a transitional phase in his career when he stopped producing figurative art. In fact, as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1316704

  • Sentido social del arte
    Portinari, Cândido
    The magazine Mensaje, dedicated to the dissemination of Brazilian culture in Uruguay, devoted its twenty-fourth issue, published December 1948, to an analysis of work by Candido Portinari, just at the conclusion of the Brazilian artist’s one-year [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1313089

  • Pierre Flouquet
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    In this article, the Catalan writer and journalist Martí Casanovas assesses some work by the Belgian painter Pierre Flouquet that had been brought to Cuba by the poet Mariano Brull. This work was presented at an exhibition promoted by the journal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1299881

  • Bill Caro 76
    Caro, Bill, 1949-
    This document is the catalogue to Cementerio de automóviles, an exhibition of work by hyperrealist painter Bill Caro held at Galería Enrique Camino Brent in Lima in late 1976. In a synopsis, architect Héctor Velarde states that beauty is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293440

  • Sintonizando : sobre el arte en el Perú
    The author of this text, signed “Savonarola,” affirms that he and painter Enrique Domingo Barreda are old friends, and he remarks on Barreda’s outstanding personal qualities. Notwithstanding, the author believes that, due to his prolonged [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1289927

  • Arte peruano : Camilo Blas
    Sabogal, José, 1888-1956
    This article by José Sabogal is about the recent work produced by the Indigenist painter Camilo Blas. The author discusses Blas’ two scenes of Cajamarca that are to decorate the new Salón de Palacio, which opened in 1924 in celebration of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1289476

  • Imitar y pintar
    Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
    After seeing the exhibition of works by Juan Manuel Blanes at the Teatro Solís in Montevideo (1941), Joaquín Torres-García noted that there were pictorial qualities in the artist’s sketches that were lost in the final [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263756

  • Necesidad de agruparse para la formación de un medio artístico
    Arzadun, Carmelo de, 1888-1968
    Carmelo de Arzadun stresses the importance of creating intellectual groups in Montevideo, explaining that their conversations about their various aesthetic preferences would enrich the debate in local art circles. On the whole, the article does not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263023

  • Por qué pertenezco a la asociación de arte constructivo
    Ragni, Héctor, 1897-1952
    In this article, the Argentinean-Uruguayan artist Héctor Ragni expresses his admiration for Joaquín Torres-García’s ideas and work. Ragni lauds the maestro’s motivational skills and recalls the first time he saw his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263007

  • La obra de Barradas : estudio intentado desde el punto de vista de un pintor
    Cúneo, José, 1887-1977
    This essay by José Cuneo is on the analysis of the work by Rafael Barradas who died in Montevideo in 1929. Of interest was the artistic reflection and the views by a renowned Uruguayan artist, as Cuneo was in 1930, on another artist that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227436

  • El mural de Núñez Ureta : un canto al esfuerzo del hombre
    Pérez Luna, Edgardo, 1928-1984
    Here, Edgardo Pérez Luna praises the mural by Teodoro Núñez Ureta executed in the building that housed Peru’s Treasury Department. The writer argues that the allegories created by the painter in the mural elude the conventions of the genre and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227007

  • De la Tragedia de la Imagen : Barradas
    Basso Maglio, Vicente, 1889-
    The author outlines his convictions on “artistic creation,” associating them to searches that are transcendent and tragic in character (as manifested in the title of the article). He conceives that the act of creating derives from spiritual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225969

  • Demetrio Urruchúa con Nosotros
    The (unknown) author of this article reports and comments on the exhibition of works by the Argentinian painter, printmaker, and muralist Demetrio Urruchúa at the Ateneo de Montevideo. The article specifically mentions certain iconographic aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223661

  • El Arte de Arzádum
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    Joaquín Torres García discusses the Uruguayan painter Carmelo de Arzadun’s change of course. Writing in a style that is rife with irony and veiled criticism of the local milieu, Torres García singles out Arzadun for having opted for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223148

  • Pedro Figari, pintor de pasadas costumbres
    Dieste, Eduardo, 1881-1954
    In chapter IX of his book Teseo Discusión Estética y Ejemplos […], published in 1925, the critic Eduardo Dieste discusses the work of Pedro Figari as a painter in the costumbrismo style. Dieste mentions Figari’s unique ability to portray scenes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1220989

  • Figari filósofo, pintor, poeta
    Roustan, Désire, 1873-1941; Ardao, Arturo, 1912-2003
    Revista Nacional was a quarterly journal published by the Academia Nacional de Letras del Uruguay [National Academy of Letters]. This article refers to one of the most important figures in the intellectual history of the River Plate [region], Pedro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1218493

  • José Cuneo Pintor de la luz
    Dieste, Eduardo, 1881-1954
    In chapter six of his book Teseo: Discusión Estética y Ejemplos, Eduardo Dieste analyzes the landscape work of José Cuneo who was an intern while in Europe, and his trajectory then continued in Uruguay during the early twenties. It was divided [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1217703

  • Pintura Mural en América : Síntesis de la conferencia, publicada en "El País"
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    The Argentinean visual artist Antonio Berni frequently visited the city of Montevideo from 1938, producing various exhibitions; in this article, he expressed his social and political vision of mural art, attributing it with a “constructive” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1217622

  • El Milagro del Prisma
    Dieste, Eduardo, 1881-1954
    This essay is a chapter from the book by Eduardo Dieste, Teseo, discusión estética y ejemplos, published in 1925. Many of the chapters were articles that were published since 1923 in the magazine produced by Teseo (Agrupación de Artistas y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1217097

  • Presencia de Siqueiros en la estética contemporánea
    Pombo, Luis Eduardo
    In this article, Luis Eduardo Pombo reveals himself as the first Uruguayan art critic to ideologically wrap himself in the aesthetics of David Alfaro Siqueiros. Generally, even the commentaries made by those intellectuals closest to the Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1217038

  • El artista debe ser un obrero de la idea
    Baroffio, Orestes, 1879-1963
    By illustrating the work of the Peruvian artist Cossio del Pomar, the author exposes his concept of the artist as “the laborer of the idea,” a cultural humanistic model and an agent in pursuit of new forms of social consciousness. In a way, this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1212069

  • En la sociedad burguesa ganan los banqueros y pierden los artistas : El caso del pintor Torres García
    Berdía, Norberto, 1900-
    “En la sociedad burguesa ganan los banqueros y pierden los artistas” (In Bourgeois Society, Bankers Win and Artists Lose) is the name of an article by Norberto Berdía on painter Joaquín Torres García. More specifically, the text discusses how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1208127

  • Alejandro Otero, permaneciendo : retrospectiva en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    The curator María Elena Ramos provides a broad overview of Alejandro Otero’s oeuvre on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of his work. Ramos reflects on the Venezuelan painter and sculptor’s essential concerns which, in her opinion, wove [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172282

  • Los coloritmos de Alejandro Otero
    Schön, Elizabeth
    Writer Elizabeth Schön critiques the Coloritmos series by Alejandro Otero, and speculates that the intention of the series is its potential for producing visual-chromatic emotions. In this regard, Schön examines the theme of the Coloritmos, whose [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172142

  • La pintura de Ivan Petrovszky
    Briceño, Pedro
    The sculptor Pedro Briceño writes this critique about Iván Petrovszky, the Venezuelan painter of Hungarian descent. The text is introduced with a general appreciation of his artistic personality, highlighting, among other things, the seriousness of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172126

  • 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

  • Monasterios, cantor de la tierra
    León, Carlos Augusto, 1914-1997
    Poet and critic Carlos Augusto León envisions the exhibition of work by Venezuelan painter Rafael Monasterios reviewed in this text as part of a process of discovering the country through art. As precedents for the work of Monasterios, he cites [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1171863

  • Hugo Baptista : disciplina del delirio
    Silva, Carlos
    In this text, critic Carlos Silva places emphasis on Hugo Baptista’s skill as a painter. Baptista’s work is characterized by a lyrical use of color and an expressive approach to painterly material. It is with good reason, Silva asserts, that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169498

  • [Dedico esta estrofa del poema Elevation de Les Fleurs du Mal...]
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    Researcher and historian Bélgica Rodríguez analyzes the work of Hugo Baptista in a biographical text with quotations made by the painter; beginning with the artist’s move to Caracas in 1951 so that he could enroll in Vicente Emilio Sojo’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169482

  • Pedro Centeno Vallenilla
    Delgado, Rafael
    Here, the art historian Rafael Delgado develops a biographical and critical sketch of the Venezuelan painter and draftsman Pedro Centeno Valenilla. The article includes notes on his academic background as well as his early group and individual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168268

  • La vertical vibrante de Maracay, 1968
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    The Venezuelan critic Roberto Guevara discusses Vertical vibrante—the work by the Venezuelan painter and sculptor Alejandro Otero—which he considers to be a seminal achievement in the Venezuelan visual arts. Guevara ponders the different stages [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168201

  • Las cafeteras
    Figarella, Mariana, 1959- 1996
    In this text, researcher Mariana Figarella reflects on the Las cafeteras series (1949) by Venezuelan painter and sculptor Alejandro Otero on exhibit at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. On the grounds of certain characteristics of Otero’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168153

  • Oswaldo Vigas : la lucha por descubrir la identidad americana
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    In this article, the Venezuelan critic Roberto Montero Castro talks about the question of “identity” in art, the role of professional art criticism in Venezuela, and the underlying inspiration for the work of Oswaldo Vigas, with whom he discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168108

  • 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

  • Armando Lira
    Monsanto, Bernardo, 1897-1968
    Painter Bernando Monsanto Cocking analyzes the life and work of Armando Lira. In this text, he succinctly recounts the work of the Chilean-Venezuelan artist as an exponent of Venezuelan culture beginning with his arrival in the country through the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167717

  • César Prieto
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In this article, Enrique Planchart, the Venezuelan man of letters, discusses César Prieto’s paintings. Planchart reviews the Venezuelan painter’s life, from his early days at the old Academia de Bellas Artes (when it was in the Mijares de Soló [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167701

  • 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 proceso en Ismael Mundaray
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In his critical review, Roberto Guevara addresses the roles of “process” and experimentation in the painter Ismael Mundaray’s work. Guevara evaluates Mundaray’s expressive resources and discusses the dynamic that allows the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165874

  • ¿Dónde están las nubes?
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this essay, the critic Roberto Guevara discusses the Cuban-born Venezuelan painter Rolando Dorrego’s career and latest work. Guevara begins with a review of the art movement of the early 1970s (in which Dorrego was an active participant), which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165822

  • Eso era cuando López Méndez
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    The critic Juan Carlos Palenzuela interviews the visual artist Luis Alfredo López Méndez. The conversation yields information about the latter’s work as a painter, teacher, diplomat, congressman, TV program producer, journalist with the Cí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165191

  • [El desarrollo de la obra pictórica de Susana Amundaraín...]
    Sierra, Eliseo
    The art critic and researcher Eliseo Sierra reviews a decade of the life and art of the Venezuelan painter Susana Amundaraín, from her beginnings in the 1980s through 1992. After reviewing the art world at the time she began to produce art, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163845

  • Sólo quisiera ser puntual : el tiempo en la pintura de Alejandro Otero : introducción
    Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967
    “Time” and its “behavior” are the ideas used by the Venezuelan curator Ernesto Guevara as a starting point for his analysis of the artwork of Alejandro Otero (1921–1990). After focusing on this concept and its relationship to life and other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163813

  • Paul Klose : en la vertiente de la geometría
    Salvador, José María
    In this text, critic José María Salvador examines Paul Klose’s career from his first abstract works, produced in the late fifties, to his most recent exhibition, held in 1992. Salvador identifies three distinct stylistic approaches in the work of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163765

  • Lo inactual como posible
    Caraballo, Lia
    This text, entitled “Lo inactual como posible,” by curator Lía Caraballo was written for the catalogue accompanying the exhibition of work by Emerio Darío Lunar held at the Museo de Arte de Coro in 1991. The text begins with brief descriptions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163509

  • Marco Miliani : el sobrio y sabio esplendor
    Balza, José
    In this text, essayist José Balza places the early work of Marco Miliani in the context of the stimulating artistic and intellectual scene in Venezuela in the fifties and sixties. Balza cites writers and art critics who have followed Miliani’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163302