Topic Descriptor: engravings×
  • Alberto Garduño y su obra moderna
    Alberto Garduño is the subject of this article. The author considers Garduño to be a keen observer, as his paintings of everyday life, once translated onto canvas, produce the intended effect. He points out that the artist has been recognized not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736634

  • 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

  • Algo infinitamente consolador
    Álvarez, Iván Dario
    A special edition of Imaginario—the Saturday supplement to Medellín-based newspaper El Mundo—was published on the occasion of the premature death of printmaker Fabián Rendón Tobón. The publication contained statements by some of the artist’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100381

  • Alianza y magia de grabado y pintura : Alirio Palacios bajo la luz de Reverón
    Montejo, Eugenio, 1938-2008
    In this essay, Eugenio Montejo writes about the Venezuelan painter Alirio Palacios, comparing his paintings to the work of Armando Reverón. He mentions their relentless experimenting, the fact that they were both landscape painters (of the coastal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155235

  • Alirio Palacios : el arte de la violencia
    Molina, Igor
    This is the Venezuelan writer Igor Molina’s article about the work of the Venezuelan artist Alirio Palacios who, at the time this article was published, was thirty years old and had already had a considerable amount of experience. Molina, however, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155701

  • Alirio Palacios : grabado más allá de la muerte
    Villamizar, Pablo
    The journalist Pablo Villamizar interviews the painter Alirio Palacios on the occasion of the opening of the latter’s exhibition Xilografías y concretografías. Grabado 1994–1999 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The 1999 exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155754

  • 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

  • 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

  • An Interview with Mauricio Lasansky
    Muhlert, Jan Keene, 1942-
    In this interview, artist Mauricio Lasansky discusses his graphic work, creative process and experimentation in producing prints, intaglio technique, and use of multiple plates in printing.  He discusses at length his 1976 print Quetzalcoatl, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782263

  • 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

  • Aníbal Gil, maestro del grabado
    This article introduces the exhibition of prints by the Colombian artist Aníbal Gil Villa at the Centro Coltejer in the city of Medellín, where he presented his “dimensiones especiales” series. This 1977 exhibition underscored the importance of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132516

  • Antonio Martorell
    Cherson, Samuel B.
    The Cuban critic Samuel B. Cherson, who lives in Puerto Rico, interviews the Puerto Rican printmaker Antonio Martorell, on the occasion of his exhibition, Album de Familia [Family Album] at the Convento de los Dominicos [Dominican Convent], in Old [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822497

  • Antonio Sequí
    Pieyre de Mandiargues, André, 1909-1991
    This short essay was written for the 1969 exhibition catalog of lithographs by Argentine artist Antonio Seguí held at the Galería Colibrí in Puerto Rico. In it, French writer André Pieyre de Mandiargues (1909–1991) asserts that Seguí is an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860059

  • Apremios e interrogantes
    Peluffo Linari, Gabriel
    This essay is on an interview [conducted] by Gabriel Peluffo with the sculptor Germán Cabrera, the artist and performer Teresa Vila, and the painter and engraver Anhelo Hernández. He questions them on the role of the visual arts within the social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245079

  • Apresentação
    Diatahy, Eduardo
    This text is the preface by Eduardo Menezes to the book Xilógrafos de Juazeiro, which addresses the use of woodcuts in northeastern Brazil, particularly in representations of the tension between dominant and subaltern cultures. The author briefly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110754

  • Apuntes sobre los inicios de la imprenta en Venezuela : siglo XIX
    Herrera, José Ignacio, 1956-
    In 1997, the curator José Ignacio Herrera wrote this pamphlet on the evolution of printing in Venezuela from its beginnings in the nineteenth century through the development of the graphic arts in the twentieth century. The curator reviews the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156564

  • Arte por tierra
    Cárdenas, María Luz
    In this text, María Luz Cárdenas discusses Ricardo Benaim’s artistic development and the premise presented in Una visión de Gaia, a solo exhibition of his paintings and prints. Cárdenas describes Benaim’s work as an example of critical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161475

  • Artista Norteamericana : Mariana Yampolsky
    Lan, Federico
    In this newspaper article, Federico Lan discusses some of the signature features of Mariana Yampolsky’s early work. He refers to her printmaking and her photography, acknowledging her passionate commitment to both forms of visual expression. Lan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764698

  • As gravuras de Poty
    Valladares, José
    In this text, José Valladares remarks on the show of prints by Brazilian artist Poty Lazzarotto held in the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, in 1950. Valladares sheds light on Lazzarotto’s professional training and the range of techniques [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110846

  • At 21, has the Graphics Biennial really come of age?
    Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto
    In 1991, the IX Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe [9th San Juan Biennial of Latin and Caribbean American Graphic Art] was held in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican critic Ernesto Ruiz de la Mata took advantage of the occasion to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 852762

  • Atelier huella
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    This essay by the historian Juan Carlos Palenzuela appeared in the catalogue for the Taller Huella exhibition held at the Venezuelan Embassy in Paris in 1995. Palenzuela briefly describes the pieces submitted by participating artists, whose work is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101460

  • Atelier Piratininga
    Bonato, Ernesto
    This article is about the emergence of a group in São Paulo in 1993 that called itself the “Atelier Piratininga.” The members of the group were Ernesto Bonato, Armando Sobral, and Giorgia Volpe. In their early days they were mainly focused on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110715

  • Bajo el emblema de la pava: arte y populismo puertorriqueño dentro del contexto internacional
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    The American critic and historian Shifra M. Goldman considers the influence that the art of the New Deal (the program introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States that existed from 1933 to 1938) and Mexican Social Realist art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805915

  • Bienal de San Juan
    Tolentino, Marianne de
    The French critic and historian based in the Dominican Republic, Marianne de Tolentino, wrote a critical review of the IV Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [4th San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic Arts] (1979) organized by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805900

  • Carlos González o la fundación del grabado uruguayo
    Kalenberg, Angel
    Uruguayan critic Ángel Kalenberg praises the woodcuts of Uruguayan artist Carlos González. He asserts that González is to South America what José Guadalupe Posada was to Mexico, mainly, a pioneer in the realm of art. His pivotal series of prints [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806129

  • Carlos Oswald
    OSWALD, Carlos; Moraes, José; Jardim, Evandro Carlos, 1935-
    A letter written in 1985 by José Moraes to Evandro Carlos Jardim is reproduced here. It recounts the brief history of the end of “etching lessons.” Moraes tells him about the correspondence he maintains with the artist Carlos Oswald who, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110712

  • Carlos Raquel Rivera o la periferia del misterio
    Tió, Teresa
    In this essay on Puerto Rican artist Carlos Raquel Rivera and his career as a printmaker, critic and historian Teresa Tió speaks of his work at the División de Educación de la Comunicad (DIVEDCO) (1956–63) as an illustrator of books, designer, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822365

  • Carrousel : xilografías de José Sabogal
    López Merino, Clodoaldo
    López Merino begins his article by remarking on the success of Sabogal’s exhibition in Buenos Aires, “where the most discerning critics acknowledged the respect he enjoys in Latin America.” The writer describes the exhibition of prints as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140277

  • 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

  • Chacón revive y renueva un noble arte : el grabado
    Rial, José Antonio, 1911-
    In this interview with Venezuelan artist Luis Chacón, journalist José Antonio Rial offers an overview of his education, influences, preference in techniques, research, and proposals for engraving. He describes in detail his transition from the use [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151366

  • Claudio Mubarac
    Scarinci, Carlos, 1932-
    According to Carlos Scarinci, the poetics of Cláudio Mubarac’s prints create a conflict between surface and depth; he refuses to treat paper as a simple support or to use it in an iconographic or formal way. Scarinci believes that the cut made to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111407

  • Club de Grabado compra su casa
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    In this document, the Club de Grabado de Montevideo (CGM, founded in 1953) announces that it has purchased a property to be used as its headquarters. The text provides an overview of the club’s achievements and outlines its aims, among them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1192649

  • Club de Grabado de Montevideo : 22 Aniversario 1953- Agosto 1975
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    The CGM (Club de Grabado de Montevideo) issued a number of publications in honor of its twenty-second anniversary. This flier includes several topics: a tribute to the maestro and artist Luis Mazzey in celebration of his 80th birthday; a program of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1183514

  • Club de Grabado de Montevideo a la población de Montevideo
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    The announcement in the Boletín Nº 10 issued by the CGM (Club de Grabado de Montevideo, founded in 1953) includes a description of the Club’s organization and means of support, and a reference to its membership in the recently formed Confederaci [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1183124

  • Club de Grabado de Montevideo.
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    The report published in 1956 by the CGM (Club de Grabado de Montevideo) provides information on the institution’s objectives. In the group’s opinion, prints can be used to reach a range of different audiences and address a broad spectrum of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1181911

  • Club de Grabado, una institución independiente
    Fossatti, Carlos, 1928-
    The communiqué signed by Carlos Fossatti (an active member of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo) outlines several suggestions for arriving at a consensus as regards the objectives of the group’s artistic activities, which he describes as being [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1181992

  • Club de Grabado: desde la crisis con pesar
    Peluffo Linari, Gabriel
    The crisis and feelings of “remorse” (that, in this case, connotes political impotence) of the 1980s were the result of more than ten years of military dictatorship that had effectively dismantled the network of cultural organizations that had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185468

  • Club de Gravure de Montevideo : exposición
    Calvete, Jorge
    This document in diptych format is an invitation, with commentary, to the exhibition of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo (CGM) held in the city of Sèvres in March 1968. The official presentation of the exhibition was made by the Uruguayan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1193387

  • Clube de Gravura de Pôrto Alegre
    Miguel, Salim
    This article reports on the activities of the Clube de Gravura de Porto Alegre (CGPA) founded in 1950 by artist Carlos Scliar, who served as its president. The club was considered a model organization. It gained “notoriety throughout Brazil and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110335

  • Clubes de Gravura do RS : influências no país e permanência no Sul
    Spinelli, Teniza
    In this introductory article, the curator and journalist Teniza Spinelli outlines the genealogy of print clubs in Brazil, beginning with the Grupo de Bagé (1948), and moving on to the Clube de Gravura de Porto Alegre (1950), which was the model for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110704

  • Colón disfrazó de caníbales a los indígenas, porque era un genio de la publicidad! : Gabito
    García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
    This text by Gabriel García Márquez published in the weekly cultural supplement to the Cali-based newspaper El Pueblo is the prologue to the portfolio Graficario de la Lucha popular en Colombia (1977). In his critical analysis of ways of disguising [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099741

  • Comentário
    Gusmão, Luciano, 1943-2003
    In this text, Luciano Gusmão explains that artist Lotus Lobo poetically develops a form that alters an image’s original information by reproducing a selected module on its surface. The information is conveyed by a support and by the meaning of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110483

  • Comentarios a la Cuarta Bienal de Grabado
    Bayón, Damián
    The Argentine critic Damián Bayón, who lived in Puerto Rico during the 1950s, believes that the five-year hiatus in the Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic Art] was harmful to the event. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822562

  • Concurso de grabado para edición : bases
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    This document consists of the submission guidelines for the print competition held in 1978 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Club de Grabado in Montevideo. The topics covered by the guidelines include the type of prints [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863481

  • Conversation with Luigi
    Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto
    In this interview conducted byPuerto Rican critic Ernesto Ruiz de la Mata, Italian art dealer Luigi Marrozzini recounts his experiences as the director of Galería Colibrí. Marrozzini offers a detailed account of the opening exhibition of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062485

  • Cuatro voces en la gráfica de Myrna Báez
    Fernández Zavala, Margarita
    Puerto Rican art historian Margarita Fernández Zavala divides Myrna Báez’s graphic work into four parallel stylistic discourses: costumbrismo (representation of local everyday life), formalism, expressionism, and lyricism. Fernández Zavala dates [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866716

  • Darel : seus mitos
    Moraes, Vinícius de
    In this critique ---which has a biographical tenor--- of the work of engraver Darel Valença Lins, poet and diplomat Vinicius de Moraes juxtaposes Darel’s origins with those of writer José Lins do Rego.  Although both were raised near sugar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111191

  • De cómo llegué a interesarme en el oficio de las máquinas lentas
    Gotay, Consuelo
    The Puerto Rican artist Consuelo Gotay writes about how she first became interested in typography and manual printing presses, which inspired her to produce portfolios in which [she could] show prints. She also talks about her experiences with some [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055156

  • De la evocación posmodernista a la ilusión moderna
    Silva, Carlos
    The critic Carlos Silva wrote a study of the work of the Venezuelan sculptor Edgar Guinand, pointing out two fundamental periods in his life in art. The first is defined by the writer in the visual arts context that follows the Latin American Post- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169271

  • De los grabados de ayer a las ediciones actuales
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    This is a report on how artists at the CGM (Club de Grabado de Montevideo) dealt with new techniques designed for the reproduction of images. The report reviews new printing systems, such as offset, and mentions the increasing popularity of silk [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1191787