Topic Descriptor: folklore×
  • [Letter] 1937 June 9, São Paulo, Brasil [to] Luiz da Câmara Cascudo
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    In this letter, the writer Mário de Andrade critiques the researcher Luiz da Câmara Cascudo’s articles about folklore. He notes, however, the latter’s rigorous, scientific approach to the subject. The letter mentions (though not explicitly) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1084833

  • [Letter] 1965 February 22, Lima, Perú [to] Benjamín Roca Muelle
    Miró Quesada S., Aurelio, 1907-; Valcárcel, Luis E. (Luis Eduardo), 1891-1987; Szyszlo, Fernando de
    This document is the letter sent by eminent Peruvian intellectuals, writers, and artists to Benjamín Roca Muelle—president of the Corporación Nacional de Turismo—upon learning that the property that houses “Pacho Fierro,” a folk music venue [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139508

  • A mão do povo nordestino
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    This essay by the architect Lina Bo Bardi is about A Mão do Povo Brasileiro, the exhibition she organized and presented at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. The exhibition reflects her interest in preserving the traditional arts and culture of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110901

  • Arte brasileño erudito y arte brasileño popular
    Valladares, Clarivaldo Prado
    According to Clarival Valladares, folk art and fine art both took parallel approaches in terms of the socio-economic divisions in Brazilian society. He describes the internal migration of people from the northeast to the southern part of the country [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110759

  • Cobra Norato : Nheengatú da margem esquerda do Amazonas
    Bopp, Raul
    Cobra Norato, a book combining poetry and narrative, offers a version of the Portuguese language that is more in line with its sound than its grammar. It is a symbolic construction of the Brazilian forests whose characters (Curupira, Cobra Grande, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780624

  • Crítica de la ideología del arte
    Lauer, Mirko, 1947-
    This critical review suggests that “art” is not an expression of the human spirit—as philosophical idealism would have us believe—but something created by culture and class; it is therefore a historically determined phenomenon that is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136512

  • Cuando se habla de arte popular
    Chacón, Alfredo, 1937-
    In this article the Venezuelan researcher Alfredo Chacón discusses the Venezuelan concept of popular art. He asks: When do we talk about popular art? He goes on to explore different social factors that define what Venezuelans consider “popular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172461

  • El arte latinoamericano : un falso apocalipsis
    Traba, Marta
    Marta Traba argues in her paper that in the last five years, Latin American art “has suffered from a visible process of depersonalization” and “mimesis.” She points out the principal causes of the phenomenon, among them: artists who move [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799377

  • El dibujo escolar en México y la exposición de Bruselas
    This article reviews an exhibition of children’s drawings held in Brussels, to which Mexico sent a group of works by children from official schools. The author emphasizes the great reception that the Mexican works received and he transcribes part [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736670

  • Introducción : del arte ingenuo al arte popular
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In 1988, on the occasion of the Primer Salón Nacional Cervecería de Oriente: Arte ingenuo, pintura y talla populares (Barcelona, state of Anzoáteguí), critic Francisco Da Antonio ponders concepts like “naive art,” “popular art,” and “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164485

  • L´arte dei poveri fa paura ai generali
    Zevi, Bruno, 1918-2000
    Bruno Zevi discusses the event that prompted the cancellation of Civilização do Nordeste, the exhibition that was to have been presented at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma, as expressly instructed by the Brazilian embassy on orders from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110904

  • Mario de Andrade e o folclore brasileiro
    Fernandes, Florestan
    Mário de Andrade was a staunch supporter of “Brazilianizing literature and music with injections of the art of the people,” a strategy he thought would narrow the gap between high and popular art by incorporating oral literature into the written [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111150

  • Miguel Von Dangel
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    Juan Calzadilla wrote this critical text as a preface to the catalogue for Miguel von Dangel’s exhibition Sacrifixiones (1969). The essay starts with comments on the artist’s beginnings in taxidermy. Calzadilla explains how, during his time at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102109

  • Notas de arte : Sabogal, en Buenos Aires
    Solari, Carlos, 1883-1932
    In this text, Carlos Solari (alias “Don Quijote”) discusses articles on Peruvian painter Sabogal that appeared in the most important Buenos Aires-based newspapers (three of them in particular). The article in La Prensa speaks of the “modern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140195

  • Notas sôbre o desenho industrial
    Duarte, Rogério
    In this essay, Rogério Duarte defines “industrial design” as the concept of  form in its serial reproduction. As he references the origins of Renaissance-style typography, he weighs in and deliberates about various theories on the subject, as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111413

  • O congresso internacional de folclore
    Miranda, Nicanor
    The author discusses the conclusions of the CIF (Congrès International de Folklore), held in Paris in 1937, and reviews Brazilian participation in the event. He mentions the congratulatory words expressed by André Varagnac, the assistant curator of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083911

  • Pablo Picasso, o primeiro unificador espiritual da América Latina
    Quiroga Galdo, Germán
    Germán Quiroga Galdo believes that modern Latin American painting could well be considered “the finest and most complete” example of art that was influenced by the works of Pablo Picasso. Galdo thinks that Picasso showed the Indian-American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777197

  • Por mi parte, punto final
    Traba, Marta
    In this article Marta Traba takes the thoughts expressed by her opponents in their ongoing debate—in particular those by J. R. Guillent Pérez—and distills them down to what she considers to be the focal point of the controversy, which is her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799411

  • Raíces : Sentido del film
    Gamboa, Fernando
    In this document, we find a synopsis of the prologue and the four episodes in the film Raíces [Roots], shot by the filmmaker Benito Alazraki in 1954 with Fernando Gamboa as art director. Based on four indigenous stories adapted from El diosero, by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791982

  • Tempos de grossura: o design no impasse
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    Sixteen years after having worked in northeastern Brazil, specifically in the state of Bahia, architect and cultural administrator Lina Bo Bardi evaluates the state of drawing in a dependent and capitalist country that underwent intense [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110902

  • The Legend of the origin
    Zarur, Jorge
    This text is an introduction to the catalogue of the individual exhibition by the Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins at the Valentine Gallery (New York, 1943). Using poetic language, Jorge Zarur outlines certain characteristics (both physical and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110400

  • The Utilitarian aspect of Folklore/ El aspecto utilitario del Folklore
    Gamio, Manuel, 1883-1960
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752411

  • Un mate para despedir el 66 y recibir el 67
    Grupo Toledo Chico (Canelones, Uruguay)
    This document is the second issue of the journal El Mate, published by the Grupo Toledo Chico of the Department of Canelones, Uruguay, in December 1966. It attests to the polemic, in the sphere of visual art, on the country’s broader cultural and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1194176