Topic Descriptor: drawings (visual works)×
  • "Leo" publicista singular
    Misle, Carlos Eduardo
    In this text, reporter Carlos Eduardo Misle, alias “Caremis,” remembers Venezuelan draftsman and humorist Leoncio Martínez, known as LEO, on the forty-second anniversary of his death. “Caremis” mainly discusses Leo’s work in advertising, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167978

  • "Testimonios" de un nuevo arte colombiano
    Erminy, Perán
    The art critic Perán Erminy reviews and analyzes the exhibition Testimonios organized by El Techo de la Ballena in the context of an international meeting of this group. In this text, Erminy points out what he finds interesting in this exhibition: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168332

  • [Admiro con temor las grandes esculturas de Badii...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    By means o a poetic prose, art critic Jorge Romero Brest states that he fearfully admires the huge sculptures and lovingly cares about the drawings and small sculptures made by Líbero Badii. He analyzes the relationship between art and life, from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759435

  • [Colo emerges from a tradition that emphasizes and inventing of art more than a making of art]
    Ingberman, Jeanette, 1952-2011
    This essay by curator Jeannette Ingberman analyzes ten years of work by Papo Colo in painting, sculpture, drawing, and performance. According to the author, Colo’s work explores the metaphysical and the spiritual, incorporating organic forms and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849870

  • [Depression limitates the creative activity...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    This is a quote from Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, which is accompanied by a pen and ink drawing: “Depression limitates [sic] the creative activity, deteriorates the involvement and mutilates the concept.” Written in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863157

  • [Fisuras en el arte moderno: Nuevas propuestas]
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    This text by Carmen María Jaramillo discusses the exhibition, Colombia, años 70: Revista al arte colombiano (2002), curated by artist John Castles. Jaramillo presents the idea that some of the pioneering works of contemporary art in Colombia must [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864528

  • [Fue durante los tres últimos Festivales de Arte,...]
    Uribe de Urdinola, Maritza
    In this text, Maritza Uribe de Urdinola, director of the Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, in Cali, presents the II Bienal Americana de Artes Gráficas of Cali. She states that it was due to the Cali Festivales de Arte that the graphic arts took [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860626

  • [José Luis Cuevas realiza sus primeros dibujos ...]
    Banko, Catalina
    In a text on the drawings and prints of José Luis Cuevas written in 1985, the art historian Catalina Banko compares his work to that of the Mexican muralists in order to show the major differences between them. To accomplish this, the Venezuelan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156829

  • [La actividad artística desarrollada dentro de los límites...]
    Kasper, Guido
    Guido Kasper analyzes Paparella’s work, describing him as an avant-garde artist who is entering a “great period” in his career, as defined by the materials he used, in this case referring to iron sculptures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760571

  • [La obra de Ever Astudillo]
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    Eduardo Serrano introduces the retrospective exhibition of the work of Ever Astudillo. Serrano considers Astudillo to be among the first Colombian artists to “imbue the art of drawing with a meaning and a presence that positioned it as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075907

  • [Letter] 1972 Agosto 1, Minturno [to] Libero [Badii]
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about formal aspects like color use, as well as comments about Western civilization. He mentions his trips both to Rome and to Formio and offers opinions about the valuation of the drawing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754176

  • [Letter] 1974 Julio, Barco Cristoforo Colombo [to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about his conception of drawing, understood as a medium that supports the artwork. For him, the real problems of artistic production can be duly understood through drawing. Paparella maintains he feels drawing as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754682

  • [Letter] 1974 Septiembre 4, [Minturno] [to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about his production, particularly to highlight drawing. Paparella states that Badii's world is a big, "macabre" illustration. He writes his negative comments about contemporary society, particularly consumerism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754694

  • [Letter] 1975 Junio 28 [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Camacho, Paul, 1929-1989
    In this letter, Puerto Rican artist Paul Camacho conveys his personal opinion to printmaker Lorenzo Homar concerning an exhibition at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas [School of Visual Arts] at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [ICP, Puerto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856431

  • [Letter] 1978 Noviembre 25, São Paulo [to] Rafael [Alberti]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari mentioned his meeting with the filmmaker Fernando Birri. By and large, Ferrari wrote about the numerous complications generated from being in exile; in particular, he mentioned the disappearance of his son, Ariel, kidnapped by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743726

  • [Letter] 1986 Febrero 11, [Buenos Aires] [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his work on the subject of religion, and mentions the founding of the Heathen’s Club [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749324

  • [Letter] 1986 Marzo 23, Buenos Aires [to] León [Ferrari]
    Gramuglio, María Teresa
    The document refers to the drawings that León Ferrari contributed to Punto de Vista magazine. It critiques Ferrari’s ideas concerning the relationship between art and repression, while endorsing the variety of functions that are possible in an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749322

  • [Letter] 1986 Mayo 12, São Paulo [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his political views, and replies to María Teresa Gramuglio’s critique of the relationship between religion, art, and repression, reaffirming both his ideas and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749354

  • [Participé en el premio Braque de dibujo...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari outlines his involvement in the Braque Drawing Prize and develops several sketches to be sent to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743798

  • [Terminó el 1962...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari reviews his life in 1962, referring to highlights such as his trip to Europe, the development of his “musical pieces” – a series of drawings in which the lines are arranged as one would a musical score, and his sales for the year [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743784

  • [You invited me for this meeting...]
    In this speech to her companions at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Gego describes the basic tenets of her work and outlines the projects she plans to present. She explains how her use of line has evolved over the course of time, from her early [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854807

  • 1er Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas : Su contenido artístico
    Vitureira, Cipriano S. (Cipriano Santiago), 1907-
    This special edition of the magazine AIAPE (Agrupación de Intelectuales, Artistas, Periodistas y Escritores) was devoted entirely to the first Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas (Montevideo, 1940). The sole article in the magazine was written by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1184568

  • A Computerology of Nature
    De Romero, Ralph
    This is a pen and ink drawing made by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York. At the bottom of the drawing is the phrase, “a computerology of nature” [Una informática de la naturaleza [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863100

  • Abilio Padrón justificadamente celebrado
    Torres, Ildemaro
    Journalist Ildemaro Torres analyzes the life and work of painter Abilio Padrón (b. 1931). In his article he describes the artistic process of his career as a draftsman and graphic illustrator. The author likewise includes in his text a chronology [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164553

  • Alcántara : gráfica atenta
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    This is an article written by Miguel González for the newspaper El País de Cali on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of work by Colombian draftsman and printmaker Pedro Alcántara presented at the Luis Ángel Arango Library in Bogotá. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1076497

  • All there in black and white
    Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto J.
    The Puerto Rican art critic Ernesto Ruiz de la Mata reviews the 1992 Antonio Navia exhibition [held] at the Museo de Arte e Historia [Art and History Museum] in San Juan. Ruiz de la Mata sees movement and spontaneity in the artist’s ink drawings, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867022

  • Amero
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    The short article written by the Guatemalan writer extols the artwork of Emilio Amero, who had lived in the United States in the 1920s, enjoying a certain success in the U.S. market. The writer praises the characteristics of the artist’s work— [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770207

  • Análisis de la suma
    Rayo, Omar, 1928-2010
    Omar Rayo wrote a series of aphorisms about his Abstract/Geometric artwork Análisis de la suma. They were published in the catalogue for the exhibition “Omar Rayo: Pintura, grabado, dibujo” at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Chapultepec, in Mexico [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134840

  • Antes de que el mundo fuera
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    “Antes de que el mundo fuera” [Before the World Existed] is the essay that María Iovino wrote for the book LUIS ROLDÁN (Segmento I) published in 2007, that presented a retrospective of the artist’s work, which has always been concerned with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092458

  • Arte Duro
    Rodríguez, Ernesto B.
    Ernesto B. Rodríguez introduces the exhibition of works by Alicia Orlando, Luna Ercilla, and Juan Carlos Romero at Galería Lirolay (Buenos Aires, September, 1964), pointing to their architecturally influenced drawings that seek to express the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765336

  • Arte Mexicano
    Henríquez Ureña, Pedro, 1884-1946
    This text chronologically summarizes the conception, development and implementation of Best’s drafting method that culminated in a publication of it. The publication places it within the context of American ideas, celebrating its good judgment to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825923

  • Arte nacional: el dibujante Jorge Seoane
    Casterot y Arroyo, Enrique
    In this article about the Peruvian draftsman Jorge Seoane, the journalist Enrique Casterot y Arroyo describes the new function of modern art. In his opinion it is more than “a mere imitative instinct” that seeks to expose an “axiom of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146808

  • Arte y revolución: una polémica en la LEAR
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    In the 1990s, the magazine Memoria reported on a controversy that led to the great 1936 exhibition organized by the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists]. The article explains that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779783

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé writes that a show of drawings by Swiss children at the Pestalozzi Museum in Zurich presents the dilemma between reality and spontaneity at work within chlldren’s drawings; he also maintains that the evolution of adult art can be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738317

  • Assembling Collective Reason : Gego’s structure as public space
    Ledezma, Juan
    Juan Ledezma compares the aesthetic strategies that Gego used to create shape in space.  Leaning on theories suggested by Jürgen Habermas, who classifies modern forms of reason, Ledezma analyzes the “formative logic” of Gego’s constructions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159466

  • Beatríz González : pintora colombiana, nacida en Bucaramanga en...
    Chacón, Katherine
    In Venezuela, curator Katherine Chacón reviews the work of Colombian artist Beatriz González, particularly in reference to her re-creation of artistic masterpieces, in painting, drawing, and objects, since 1962. To do so she establishes connections [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161112

  • Beauty is only skin deep
    De Romero, Ralph
    This is a pen and ink drawing made by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York. In the lower left-hand corner there is a sentence that also serves as a title, “BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP” [La belleza está sólo a flor de piel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863081

  • Berni
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This text—included in the offprint “Elementos para una biografía” [Elements for a Biography] taken from the exhibition catalogue for Berni - Óleos y Collages [Berni: Oils and Collages]— points out the trajectory of Berni’s work through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744975

  • Bordes del dibujo
    Lozano, Ana María, 1964-
    The essay “Bordes del dibujo” [Borders of Drawing] by Ana María Lozano is the theoretical-curatorial commentary on the exhibition of the same name that was presented at the Museo de Arte at the National University of Colombia in 2007. It was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099606

  • Cartilla de dibujo
    Díaz Vargas, Miguel, 1886-1956
    The Cartilla de dibujo [Drawing Handbook], published in Bogotá in 1935 by the artist Miguel Díaz Vargas, was essentially created for teaching drawing in elementary school. The book’s structure is clearly pedagogical. It has a brief introduction [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094413

  • Cegra - Quinta Promoción
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    María Elena Ramos introduces the exhibition of works by the fifth generation of graduates from CEGRA (Centro de Enseñanza Gráfico, in Caracas). Ramos explains that in its ten-year existence, CEGRA has graduated five generations of artists, all [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154316

  • Cinco dibujantes
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    With the text, “Cinco dibujantes” [Five Draftsmen], Eduardo Serrano Rueda, Colombian art critic and curator, presented the exhibition 5 dibujantes. Astudillo/Caballero/Guerrero/ Jaramillo/Truss. The show opened in October 1975 at the Museo de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855717

  • Como se hacen como se hace : una caricatura
    Bayona Posada, Nicolás, 1899- 1963
    Professor Nicolás Bayona Posada, who was also a journalist, interviews the caricaturist Ricardo Rendón, who states that “the essential element in a caricature is not the drawing; it is the model.” Rendón also says that to capture the spectacle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094188

  • Con la derecha : Humberto Junca
    Lozano, Ana María, 1964-
    “Con la derecha” [With the Right], an article included in the book Cu4rto Nivel arte contemporáneo [Fo4rth Level Contemporary Art] and written by the Colombian curator Ana María Lozano, is a very detailed review of the work by the same name [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099366

  • Concurso permanente de dibujos proletarios
    Inspired by the native talent of Mexican workers and peasants and their love of the visual arts, El Machete invited these two segments of their audience to be the sole participants in an ongoing drawing contest. The Sindicato de Pintores y Escultores [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764161

  • Conferencias Culturales : Sobre tópicos de arte decorativo
    Viviani, Sebastián, 1883-
    This 1920 article by Sebastián Viviani was published in Trabajo, a periodical that was a vehicle for the Consejo Superior de la Enseñanza Industrial in Uruguay. The text is a summary of the lecture given by sculptor Antonio Pena—who taught [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1230583

  • Conferencias sobre perspectiva y otros principios de dibujo: primera conferencia
    Urdaneta, Alberto, 1845- 1887
    The book Conferencias sobre perspectiva y otros asuntos de dibujo, dictadas en el Colegio de San Bartolomé was published in 1881 by the artist and arts promoter Alberto Urdaneta. The publication begins with a quotation from Leonardo Da Vinci on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135742

  • Consideraciones sobre aspectos de la enseñanza del dibujo
    Rodríguez, Guillermo, 1889-1959
    In this 1920 article published in Trabajo, a conduit for the Escuela de Industrias, painter and printmaker Guillermo Rodríguez places emphasis on the practical nature of drawing instruction at industrial schools—an approach advocated by the Unión [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1230412

  • Cuaderno de notas
    Arango Pérez, Débora, 1907-; Londoño Vélez, Santiago
    This text consists of reproductions of some pages from a notebook where painter Débora Arango jotted down information and impressions during her stay in Spain in 1954 and 1955, as well as comments by Colombian curator and artist Santiago Londoño V [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097788

  • Cuerpos para un espacio en América
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    In this essay, which is arranged in five sections, María Elena Ramos discusses Cornelis Zitman’s sculptures and drawings. In the first section Ramos explains how the artist has chosen to portray the female form with exaggerated features that do [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1171913