Topic Descriptor: poems×
  • ¡Cuarenta y un maricones!
    1901
    After a scandalous raid in Mexico City in which forty-two homosexual men were detained, known as the Ball of the Forty-One, the poem describes the possible foundation of a mutual aid society in which a dance was mentioned: “El traje debía de ser [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 778106

  • [Arte es un estilo de vida...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1969
    In this set of four brief poems, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about painting and art. Some of the themes he addresses in his poems are related to defining art and its elements, and he also reveals [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862843

  • [Este trabalho é]
    Gerchman, Rubens, 1942-2008
    1973
    This poetic text by the artist Rubens Gerchman is based on the opposition of certain words. Influenced by concrete poetry, this text is similar to works Gerchman produced at the time when the connection between word and image, and word and object, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110626

  • [I have always been an artist true to my calling]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this short poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, explains why he has always been an artist, never paying any attention to other people’s opinion [of him]. In the poem, de Romero explains that his dedication is documented [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850581

  • [Let Us Pray]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this short poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, criticizes a Christian prayer by repeating “blah, blah, blah, blah . . . ” to show his lack of interest in either prayers or the Ten Commandments. Romero concludes his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854299

  • [Sobre los cuadros que forman esta serie...]
    Szyszlo, Fernando de
    1963
    This text was written by Peruvian artist Fernando de Szyszlo to accompany his series of paintings inspired by “Apu Inka Atawallpaman,” an elegiac Quechua poem by an anonymous author. The poem describes the death of the Inca Atahualpa, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126405

  • 1970
    De Romero, Ralph
    1970
    This poem, written by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, was sharply critical of the year 1970. In the text, we can discern a tone that is openly critical of the policies of the U.S. administration under President Richard Nixon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863176

  • Actualidades : el fusil y no las faldas
    Muñoz Serrano, Benito
    1901
    After a scandalous raid in Mexico City in which forty-two homosexual men were detained, subsequently known as the Ball of the Forty One, this satirical poem calls the Forty-One (among other things) “viciosos inmundos [dissolute, filthy] / nutridos [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 778131

  • Antonio Manuel, the cock of the golden eggs
    Pignatari, Décio
    1974
    This essay on the work of Antonio Manuel was written by the concrete poet Décio Pignatari, who referred to the artist as “the cock of the golden eggs.” On the subject of contemporary art issues, the author describes the friction between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111097

  • Für mutter von Gertrud zum 11. Dezember 1935
    Gego
    1935
    This brief poem by Gego was originally written in German in 1935. It is dedicated to her mother (Elizabeth Dehn) with the phrase “For Mom from Gertrud.” It begins with the line “I built a castle in the air,” after which the young Gego speaks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159138

  • Los enemigos del arte
    1933
    Satirical poem dedicated to Amigos del Arte [the Friends of Art Association] for having prohibited David Alfaro Siqueiros’s third lecture from taking place in their meeting hall [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733305

  • No space
    Gego
    1966
    This prose poem is a brief reflection on “space” and “no space” that Gego wrote in English while she was in California in 1966. She starts by considering a wall and its holes from which to let her vision and imagination take off for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159188

  • O Beautiful America
    De Romero, Ralph
    1969
    “O Beautiful America” is a satirical poem written by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York. De Romero uses it as a basis for his open criticism of U.S. democracy, the administration, its policies, and the lack of liberty and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863119

  • Poemas negros
    Lima, Jorge de, 1893-1953
    1947
    This is a book of poems by the Brazilian writer Jorge de Lima, with illustrations by the painter Lasar Segall. The poems address various aspects of the life experiences of Africans and their descendants in Brazil. There are references to the slavery [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110581

  • Qué varilla, Gego ...
    Rosas Marcano, Jesús
    1977
    A short poem by the humorist Jesús Rosas Marcano published in his column “En Parihuelas,” in the newspaper El Nacional, is signed with the pseudonym “Hisopo” [Swab], and dedicated to Gego. The rhyming poem starts with the line: “Qué [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1148145

  • Revista Imagen
    This document is the first issue of Imagen, a journal of art, literature, and cultural information published every two weeks by the Instituto Nacional de Cultura y Bellas Artes, in Venezuela. This issue offers articles related to cultural events in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168300

  • Revolución
    Maples Arce, Manuel, 1900-
    1926
    The poem Revolución [Revolution] by Manuel Maples Arce describes the negative aspects of war and his fascination with machines such as trains and airplanes. He tells how the wind of the iron-man dictator shudders and in the afternoons, there are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754107

  • Terra firma
    De Romero, Ralph
    1986
    In this poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, writes about the tierra [earth] as if it were a living being that provides us everything we need, as well as what we are. The poem begins and ends by pointing out that the earth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862862