Topic Descriptor: sculpture (visual work)×
  • ¿Arquitectura emocional?
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    1960
    In 1952, Daniel Mont invited Mathias Goeritz to construct “whatever he wanted.” Given such freedom, the sculptor developed the idea of Arquitectura Emocional [Emotional Architecture]: a structure that would contain the arts with the purpose of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741755

  • ¿Dónde están las nubes?
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1986
    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

  • ¿Exposición de arte español contemporáneo? : un manifiesto de artistas argentinos
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1947
    In response to the absence of artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris at the Contemporary Spanish Art Exhibition shown at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in December 1947, the Argentinian artists expressed their disagreement by signing a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730388

  • ¿Feliza Krugman o Irene Bursztyn?
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1974
    The article “¿Feliza Krugman or Irene Bursztyn?” is the transcription of two texts read by Álvaro Medina on the program Orientación Plástica aired on Radio Nacional de Colombia on April 27 and May 3 (both Fridays), 1974. Medina accuses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088241

  • "Gran-boa" asfixia a los escultores mexicanos
    1958
    This brief article, illustrated by a large caricature, uses a humorous tone to comment on the disputes generated by the declarations of sculptors, who were unable to reach an agreement. “Instead of joining forces to fight the little dictator who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772048

  • "La esperanza del loro verde" en el trópico tabasqueño
    Soto, Leandro, 1956-
    1992
    Leandro Soto Ortiz interprets the sculptural works of fellow artist Raoul Deal that were featured in the exhibition La Esperanza del Loro Verde. Soto Ortiz positions Deal’s work within a Postmodernist current, contextualizing it at the core of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840722

  • "O que me interessa é essa coisa indefinidamente sugestiva..."
    Felix, Nelson; Resende, José; Pape, Lygia; Ramos, Nuno, 1960-; Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    1998
    Interview with artist Nelson Felix conducted by art critic Rodrigo Naves and three artists: Lygia Pape, José Resende and Nuno Ramos (São Paulo, May 24, 1997). Felix comments on his education as an architect; his love of music; his first drawings, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111433

  • "reticularea" de Gego
    Briceño, Pedro
    1969
    Published in the magazine Imagen in 1969, this article by sculptor and teacher Pedro Briceño takes the reader into the universe of Gego’s Reticulárea. Briceño points out that Gego is an architect as well as an artist, and then describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150083

  • "The Route of Friendship" : sculpture
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    1970
    Mathias Goeritz describes two projects proposed to the then-president of the organizing committee of the 19th Olympic Games, architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez: the International Meeting of Sculptors and The Route of Friendship. The artist describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741733

  • “Abismo” de Rosario López en La Bienal de Venecia
    Viviescas, Víctor, 1958-; Bello, Gilberto
    2007
    This is the record of the interview granted by the artist and researcher Rosario López Parra to UN medios (Centro de Medios de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia–Bogotá) [UN Media (Media Center at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia–Bogot [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131598

  • [A ação de Maria como escultora]
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    1956
    This essay by Murilo Mendes appeared in the exhibition catalogue for work by the sculptor Maria Martins at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1956. Mendes thinks the uniqueness of her work arises from a confrontation at a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110395

  • [A los señores jurados de escultura de los salones nacionales...]
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    1960
    In a short statement, written in 1960, Libero Badii renounces any form of salon exhibition, in keeping with his other disengagements from, for example, academic continuity, material progress, and official teaching [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754059

  • [Abstractos]
    Degand, León
    1949
    Léon Degand, the French art critic, delivers a lengthy review of figurative painting in order to explain that abstract art is not the one that is constantly subordinating input from external sources to the demands of plastic expression, but rather [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743033

  • [Admiro con temor las grandes esculturas de Badii...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    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

  • [Afirmada su vocacion influida por las enseñanzas teóricas y prácticas...]
    Pirovano, Ignacio
    1969
    Ignacio Pirovano presents Enio Iommi’s exhibition (Galería Bonino, September-October, 1969) with a thorough analysis of the different periods involved: his background, the Concrete Art period, the phase begun in 1950 since the dissolution of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764773

  • [Al tratar de ubicar la presente obra de Ferruccio...]
    Caride, Vicente P.
    1965
    Vicente Caride presents Ferruccio Polacco’s exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, May 1965), emphasizing his preferences for working with the geometric embodiment of images taken from archaic civilizations. Likewise, he points out the austere [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765374

  • [Amaioria das peças de escultura popular...]
    Saia, Luiz
    1944
    This text by architect Luis Saia discusses the collection of popular sculptures he put together during his trip to northern and northeastern Brazil in 1938. The architect presents a thesis on the African origin of the “miracle,” the name used for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110430

  • [Cada vez más las artes denominadas visuales quieren sugerir lo invisible...]
    Rodríguez, Ernesto B.
    1957
    Ernesto B. Rodríguez analyzes Líbero Badii’s portrait sculptures. He claims that the visual arts strive to suggest the invisible by searching for its hidden laws, inventing new forms, and attempting to reveal a variety of sensitive spaces. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760613

  • [Colo emerges from a tradition that emphasizes and inventing of art more than a making of art]
    Ingberman, Jeanette, 1952-2011
    1986
    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

  • [de aquellos "totemes contemporáneos"...]
    Briceño, Pedro
    1966
    In his text, Pedro Briceño describes how the work of another Venezuelan sculptor, Pedro Barreto, has evolved from his early work (“totems”) of tropical and chain-like forms, to his new work. The latter is characterized by a greater preoccupation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162647

  • [Del 10 de julio al 12 de agosto de 1962, se realizó en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes la exposición...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Argan, Giulio Carlo; Sweeney, James Jonson
    1962
    This resource contains the discussion between the members of the jury for the Premio Nacional e Internacional Torcuato Di Tella [National and International Prize Torcuato Di Tella] 1962. After long deliberations, this jury—consisting of Giulio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755710

  • [Después de ese prolongado letargo en que ha vivido...]
    Arroyo, Miguel, 1920-2004
    1962
    In his essay, the curator Miguel Arroyo states his opinion about the lethargy that has overcome the sculpture world in Venezuela. He is struck by the movement of young sculptors stepping up to continue the work started by Francisco Narváez, Gego [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157529

  • [Domenico Casasanta adhiere, a nuestro juicio...]
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    1973
    In this document, the critic Francisco Da Antonio develops a chronological essay on the life and work of Domenico Casasanta, starting in 1958, when the artist arrived in Venezuela. After almost a decade in which he produced no work, in 1968, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163653

  • [El caso de Germán Cueto en la escultura contemporánea...]
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1948
    In this essay, the painter Carlos Mérida emphasizes Germán Cueto’s capacity to work with different materials such as iron, tin, and plastics, by connecting them to a new aesthetic modality called “design.” For Mérida, design is the vital [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736834

  • [En 1962 organicé una gran exposicion con obras de Libero Badii]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest published the letter written in Oslo (Norway), in 1962, for Libero Badii's exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts], in which he excused himself for not having been able to write the corresponding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759422

  • [En la escultura madí...]
    Arden Quin, Carmelo, 1913-
    1955
    Here the writer refers to the importance of movement in the work of art, explaining that it is the fleeting nature of movement that contributes both “lucidity” and “plurality” to the piece. Carmelo Arden Quin also mentions the role played by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742564

  • [En un mundo sin limites externos...]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1969
    Aldo Paparella discusses his ideas concerning creative freedom, truth, and the legacy of the past, as well as his view of idealism as a form of heroic asceticism in the face of the consumer society. He defines his new works as new receptive entities [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754912

  • [excertos de] Para nunca esquecer: negras memórias: memórias de negros
    Museu Histórico Nacional (Brazil)
    2002
    This text consists of excerpts from the catalogue for the exhibition Para nunca esquecer. Negras memórias/ Memórias de Negros, held at the Museu Histórico Nacional (in Rio de Janeiro in 2001). It includes scores of texts and poems by writers who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110530

  • [Fabiola Sequera abre un capítulo desconocido...]
    Niño Araque, William
    1991
    In this text, curator William Niño Araque reflects on Fabiola Sequera’s sculpture on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Galería Astrid Paredes in Caracas in 1991. The curatorial essay proposes three approaches to a body of work that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165647

  • [Hay en la obra de Cornelis Zitman el poder...]
    Lorquin, Bertrand
    1988
    In this essay, French critic and curator Bertrand Lorquin analyzes the work of sculptor Cornelis Zitman. He discusses the range of influences on Zitman’s production, from classical Greek and Renaissance artists to Giacometti, Picasso, and Maillol, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169299

  • [Iommi es el tipo de escultor preocupado en los problemas que la época moderna somete]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1966
    In his introduction to Enio Iommi’s exhibition (at the Galería Bonino, Buenos Aires, 1966), Aldo Pellegrini notes the artist’s awareness of space; that is, his approach to the object created in terms of its relationship to the surrounding void. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764507

  • [La actividad artística desarrollada dentro de los límites...]
    Kasper, Guido
    1959
    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 escultura - por no decir el arte de la estatua-...]
    Tapias, Anita
    1985
    This essay by the curator Ana Tapias is divided into two parts. In the first part Tapias rapidly reviews the history of sculpture in Venezuela, then describes what’s going on in the contemporary Abstract art scene. In the second part she discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162950

  • [La figura humana o mejor el carácter de la estructura]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1963
    Cayetano Córdova-Iturburu presents Ferruccio Polacco’s exhibition, highlighting connections between his works and the visual structure of human reality. Likewise, the critic also points out  the process by which Polacco penetrated the human [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763214

  • [La pregunta a esta nueva expresión comunicativa es ¿por qué has cambiado la pintura por la escultura?...]
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    1980
    Libero Badii explains that his transition from sculpting to painting demonstrated that he was an artist in his prime. According to him, painting could express the communicative meaning of his work. He mentions the "sinister" sense of his artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754073

  • [La società attuale...]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1972
    Aldo Paparella discusses the role of the artist in the consumer society, based on his essentialist ideas about art. He defines his concept of the true artist as an aware, responsible interpreter, fully independent of the reality that he or she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759411

  • [Las esculturas de Paparella...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1968
    In the introductory text for Aldo Paparella, the critic points out that Paparella’s works manage to synthesize the rational aspect with the vital. Pellegrini likewise emphasizes that the use of quite different materials, such as torn wood and metal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744548

  • [Las esculturas de Paparella]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1969
    Aldo Pellegrini discusses the work of Aldo Paparella, which he says fuses the rational-mathematical with the antirational-vital. According to Pellegrini, this fusion is the result of a search for the most appropriate language for the materials the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759517

  • [Letter, [19-?] París [to] Libero Badii
    Macchi, Aurelio
    In the context of his stay in Europe, the Argentinean sculptor Aurelio Macchi writes to Libero Badii about his visit to the Musée de l'homme in Paris, underscoring a key aspect of "primitivist" art. He mentions the Argentinean sculptors Luis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759712

  • [Letter, 1975 Enero 16, Minturno a] Libero [Badii]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1975
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about a range of matters, including his concept of the comsumerist society, referencing Renaissance art. He makes a note of health matters [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754765

  • [Letter] [1974 Agosto 17, Minturno to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    1974
    In this text Aldo Paparella writes to Líbero Badii regarding the sculptor as an entity and also makes general comments about Italy and Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754706

  • [Letter] [1974 Noviembre 23, Minturno] [to] Libero [Badii]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1974
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about the negative situation provoked by the social climate in Argentina. Art is a refuge for him, and he is in full agreement with Badii about reaching an absolute expression with a pencil and cardboard. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754753

  • [Letter] 1918 April 29, Paris, Francia [to] E. Restrepo
    Tobón Mejía, Marco, 1876-1933
    1918
    Written in Paris on April 29, 1918, this letter from sculptor Marco Tobón Mejía to his friend Carlos E. Restrepo reveals the nature of the relationship between the Colombian artist and one of the most important representatives of Colombia’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100365

  • [Letter] 1954 Diciembre 25, Cuesta Blanca, Icho Cruz, Córdoba [to] Líbero Badii
    Sibellino, Antonio
    1954
    The Argentinean sculptor Antonio Sibellino writes to Libero Badii about his understanding of sculpture, regarding both formal and universal questions, in addition to sculpture’s problems within the realm of contemporary art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759730

  • [Letter] 1961 diciembre 18, Buenos Aires [to] Alicia Pérez Peñalba
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1961
    Jorge Romero Brest writes to Alicia [Pérez] Penalba about an exhibition of her work that is scheduled for the Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Center for Visual Arts of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute], which coincides with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755767

  • [Letter] 1962 Abril 12, Buenos Aires [to] Enio Iommi
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest writes to Enio Iommi inviting him to participate in the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize (1962 edition), enclosing the rules. In addition, he informs him that he will be able to apply for the National Prize (and eventually for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755780

  • [Letter] 1962 Abril 2, Montrouge [France] [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Penalba, Alicia, 1913-1982
    1962
    After receiving a telegram about the exhibition in the Torcuato Di Tella Institute, Alicia Penalba communicates her agreement to the terms therein to Jorge Romero Brest, although she believes that precautions must be taken due to the political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755754

  • [Letter] 1962 Abril 9, Buenos Aires [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1962
    Argentinean art critic Rafael Squirru, then general director of cultural relations at the Foireign Office of Argentina responds to the survey sent by Jorge Romero Brest regarding both the means for and the actual selection of the artists for the 1962 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755828

  • [Letter] 1962 Marzo 27, Buenos Aires [to] Rafael Squirru
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest writes to art critic Rafael Squirru, then general director of cultural relations at the Foreign Office of Argentina informing him about the new format for the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize. This will include works by national [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755840

  • [Letter] 1962 Marzo 31, Buenos Aires [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1962
    The Argentinean art critic Cayetano Córdova Iturburu responds to the survey sent by Jorge Romero Brest in regards to both to the means for and the actual selection of the artists for the 1962 Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize. The critic proposes to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755816