Topic Descriptor: Nonobjective×
  • ¿Adónde va la pintura?
    Plá, Roger
    1945
    In this article, Roger Plá refers to Contrapunto magazine’s strategy of inviting artists to discuss the future of painting. The survey asked the following questions: 1. In your opinion, what is the material future of painting (as regards its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731018

  • ¿Adónde va la pintura? : Contesta Manuel O. Espinosa
    Espinosa, Manuel
    1945
    Response given by Manuel Espinosa in the survey presented by the Contrapunto [Counterpoint] journal. In it he confronts the defenders of figuration by explaining that realist work is not that which copies, but that which asserts the material reality [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730996

  • ¿Adónde va la pintura? : Contesta Tomás Maldonado
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    1945
    This is Tomás Maldonado’s response to the survey conducted by Contrapunto magazine. He is sanguine, not only about the future of the visual arts — “one of the most effective lubricants for revolutionary tension” — but about the future of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731031

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [¿Agregamos algo a la pintura si decimos arte abstracto o arte no figurativo]
    Martín, Vicente
    1952
    This document relates the response of Uruguayan artist Vicente Martín to the survey regarding abstract or non-figurative art, in which he states that abstract values also exist in representational painting. With regard to the future of painting, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757649

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [”Arte abstracto” es y no es un término adecuado.”]
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    1952
    This document relates the response of artist Tomás Maldonado to the survey regarding abstract or non-figurative art, in which he considers the term “abstract” to be both appropriate and inappropriate; it is appropriate when it is used to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757530

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [En su minuciosa “Respuesta a Julio E. Payró” publicada en el nº 202]
    Mujica Láinez, Manuel, 1910-
    1952
    Manuel Mujica Láinez replies to the survey on abstract and nonfigurative art, noting his inclination to use the terms “abstract” and “concrete” interchangeably, insofar as the trend does not cease to be what it is because of the label it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762983

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [no creo en la posibilidad de cambio en la actual terminología de que]
    Westerdahl, Eduardo
    1952
    This document relates the response of Spanish critic Eduardo Westerdahl to the survey regarding abstract art or non-figurative art, in which he considers it opportune to carry out a revision of terms used in these cases. Westerdahl also proposes to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742858

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [opino que la palabra “abstracto”, tratándose de arte, es impropia de]
    Ferrant Vázquez, Angel
    1952
    This document relates the response of Spanish sculptor Ángel Ferrant to the survey with regard to abstract, or non-figurative art, in which he indicates that the word “abstract” is inappropriate when it does not acknowledge a visual model. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742171

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [Prefiero el término “arte abstracto” como término generalizador y ya]
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    1952
    This document relates the response of artist Mathias Goeritz to the survey regarding abstract, or non-figurative art, in which he indicates that he prefers “abstract art” as the general and popular term, although he agrees with the possibility [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742187

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [Resulta harto desagradable poner un nombre a cada cosa. Desde el bebé al]
    Platschek, Hans
    1952
    This is Hans Platschek’s answer to a survey on abstract and nonfigurative art, in which he suggests that signs could be used for didactic goals. But he doesn’t agree with the terms “abstract” and “nonfigurative” because the former is art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757674

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [Sin el ánimo de disentir gratuitamente en la cuestión entablada entre Gui-”]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    1952
    This document relates the response of artist Gyula Kosice (1924-2016), to the survey regarding abstract or non-figurative art, in which he states that Madí adopted, in principle, the name "non-figurative" because it corresponded to the nature of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742202

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [Toda denominación de una tendencia artística es convencional, sirve pa-]
    Del Prete, Juan, 1897-1987
    1952
    This document relates the response of painter and sculptor Juan Del Prete to the survey regarding abstract or non-figurative art, in which he considers all such nomenclature conventional. In addition, Del Prete believes that this type of discussion [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742156

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no objetivo? : carta abierta a Guillermo de Torre
    Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    1951
    This document is an open letter in which Julio E. Payró declares his difference of opinion with Guillermo de Torre regarding the application of the term “abstract.” This letter responds to the concepts discussed by Torre in the catalog for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742838

  • [¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : En la sesión inaugural del primer congreso de la “Escuela de Altamira”]
    Gullón, Ricardo, 1908-
    1952
    This document relates the response of Spanish critic Ricardo Gullón to the survey regarding abstract art or non-figurative art, in which he points out that it might be time to revise the use of the term abstract with regard to non-figurative works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757489

  • [Al presentar la 6º exposición anual de ARTE NUEVO...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1960
    This foreword by Aldo Pellegrini indicates the changes of direction produced in the period of five years separating the first Arte Nuevo [New Art] exhibition and this sixth show, which he characterizes as a passage from the intellectual to the vital [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743085

  • [Conocí a Hlito desde sus comienzos como militante del grupo concreto...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1963
    This introductory text for works by Alfredo Hlito emphasizes how the artist expanded their sensory territory while not abandoning the notion of purely visual painting. Pellegrini also points out that Hlito’s works also divide space into planes in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744523

  • [Desde el cubismo y futurismo hasta madi...]
    Bay, Juan
    1953
    While introducing the work of Gyula Kosice, the author refers to movements that sought to create an independent object instead of imitating or deforming one. Juan Bay identifies the difference between the works produced by members of certain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743077

  • [Durante mucho tiempo el criterio...]
    Bayley, Edgar
    1944
    This is an analytical essay in which Edgar Bayley affirms the autonomy of the pictorial image. Based on that opinion, widely held among his generation, he champions “invention” over symbolism, expressionism, and romanticism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730241

  • [El arte concreto constituye la culminación de un proceso estético]
    Bayley, Edgar
    1946
    The list of artists whose work was shown at the Arte Concreto-Invención Exhibition, held at the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists], is as follows: Antonio Caraduje, Manuel Espinosa, Alfredo Hlito, Enio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731701

  • [El filisteísmo artístico, que se manifiesta hoy...]
    Hlito, Alfredo
    1946
    This article challenges the arts teachings offered by Professor Cecilia Marcovich. In it, Hlito reproaches her not only for her reactionary revisionism but also for teaching that modern art ended with Cubism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730104

  • [El observador ha debido conformarse, a menudo, con una noción negativa del arte concreto...]
    Hlito, Alfredo
    1952
    In this essay, Alfredo Hlito reflects on the particular features of Concrete art. He discusses the viewer’s perception of the meaning of Concrete works of art, which involve neither a process of recognizing objects nor any form of association, but [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757509

  • [El orden y equilibrio constructivos inducen a un equilibrio...]
    Vardánega, Gregorio
    1955
    In this document, Gregorio Vardanega discusses the importance of space in his work. He tried to address this question in a variety of ways, such as his plaster hemispheres, called complejos espaciales [spatial complexes] and his spiraling dots in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742769

  • [Hemos recibido de Martin Blaszko la siguiente carta...]
    Blaszko, Martín, 1920-
    1951
    Martín Blaszko’s letter refers to the importance of rhythm in the visual arts at that time, in contrast to Raúl Lozza’s opinions in support of the plane. The Perceptist artist responds that his ideas could be more clearly understood by reading [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742651

  • [La aclimatación gratuita a las llamadas escuelas]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    1944
    In this article, Gyula Kosice speaks out against surrealism and reaffirms his belief in abstract art inspired by the image itself. In the author’s opinion, the latter view guarantees multidimensional harmony with no need for psychic adaptations [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729940

  • [La difusión actual del surrealismo...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1967
    The critic considers that the relevance of Surrealism lies in the fact that it is not an artistic but an ideological movement; it is in art where it finds itself justified. Pellegrini analyzes, among others, several aspects such as humor, desire, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745141

  • [La era artística de la ficción representativa toca a su fin]
    Bayley, Edgar
    1946
    The Inventionist manifesto—published in the catalogue for the first exhibition of the Asociación de Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association] (1946)—discards the illusory image of representative art and extols life, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731641

  • [La presentación de estos artistas la considero un...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1952
    This article is an introduction to the exhibition, Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina. Pinturas, esculturas, dibujos [Modern Art Group of Argentina. Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings]. The Concrete artists included in the exhibition were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743086

  • [La repetitión de formes disposeés selon un mécanisme...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1962
    In this text, Aldo Pellegrini introduces the Luis R. Tomasello exhibition held at Galería Denise René in Paris (November 1962). He emphasizes that the works presented make use of spatial volumes that are subordinated to the plane in which they move [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744595

  • [Ninguna de las artes...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1969
    The critic highlights the fact that—in Roberto Aizenberg’s work—a process of purification was set into motion by three essential elements: space, light, and architecture. Pellegrini points out that technical perfection and impeccable detailing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744959

  • [Nous autres madistes, prenant les éléments propres de...]
    Movimiento Madí
    1946
    This text describes in French a manifesto by the artists who were members of the Movimiento Madí [Madí Movement], in which they propose the idea of the “invención real” [actual invention]. This is a creation whose aesthetic corresponds as much [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751035

  • [Se reconocerá por Arte Madí...]
    1947
    The Madí group expressed a desire to invent and construct objects in the very heart of a society that is capable of releasing energy and controlling both space and time. They also proposed that their ideas could be applied to all artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732008

  • [Testimonio de casi tres años de batallar...]
    Bayley, Edgar
    1947
    This prologue introduces an exhibition of works by Manuel Espinosa and Tomás Maldonado, held at theSociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists], in September 1947. Bayley chronicles the development of both artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731723

  • [Um grupo de jovens pintores e escultores argentinos]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1953
    This document is the forewod to the Grupo de Artistas Modernos Argentinos [Modern Artists Group of Argentina] exhibition that presented works by the concrete artists Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, Enio Iommi, Claudio Girola, Lidy Prati, as well as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743236

  • [Una confrontación que dé idea de la situación en la que se encuentran...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1968
    This is the text of an introductory essay for an exhibition of both Figurative and Non-figurative art. In Aldo Pellegrini’s opinion, both alternatives have not only overcome their old enmity but now proclaim the vitality of painting to those who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744539

  • Abstractos en Viau
    Plá, Roger
    1952
    This critical text analyzes the exhibit Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina. Paintings, sculpture, and drawings by the group were presented at Galería Viau in June 1952. Roger Pla raises objections regarding the proposals of the concrete [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742504

  • Actualidad y porvenir del arte concreto
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    1951
    The article reflects on the vanguardist rhetoric bound to the polemical manifesto of the group headed by Tomás Maldonado, and recognizes its inability to carry out the proposed reevaluation. It considers, moreover, that the artistic task presupposes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730591

  • Aire polémico de París. Realismo socialista y arte abstracto
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900-1971
    1952
    This text analyzes the opposition between social realism and abstraction in light of the Parisian debates occurring at the time; it analyzes the application of social realism to art, not in opposition to, but instead in relation to Abstract art. De [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757470

  • Algo más sobre los fundamentos del perceptismo
    Lozza, Raúl
    1951
    In this article, Raúl Lozza explores the essence of representative painting and relates it to abstract, concrete and non- objective art, showing that those forms of painting are still burdened with the contradictions of figurative art. Lozza [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730661

  • Arte Abstracto en Buenos Aires : En la línea de la expresión tierna
    Edelman, Raquel
    1949
    Analysis of the exhibition Arte Abstracto, del arte figurativo al arte abstracto [Abstract Art, from Figurative Art to Abstract Art], organized by French critic Léon Degand and presented at the Instituto de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, in July of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772878

  • Arte abstracto, concreto, no figurativo
    Bayón, Damián
    1948
    This is a critical essay that discusses Nuevas Realidades. Arte Abstracto, concreto, no figurativo [New Realities. Abstract, Concrete, Non-Figurative Art], the exhibition that was presented at the Galería Van Riel September 12-25, 1948. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742367

  • Arte concreto Argentino
    Stábile, Blanca
    1951
    This is a critical text on the works exhibited by Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, and Enio Iommi at the Instituto de Arte Moderno in October 1950. In this analysis of some of the works in the exhibition, Blanca Stábile highlights the work of these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742283

  • Arte surrealista y arte concreto
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1953
    In this article, Aldo Pellegrini recognizes a link between Surrealist art and Abstract art prone to expression. In this sense, he also considers it possible to establish this same relationship with the Concrete artist. Although the latter rises out [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742471

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé writes that the non-figurative work of Juan Del Prete is sustained by his inquiry into the autonomy of medium, form and color, remaining beyond the limitations of concrete and abstract art. In another section of the text, Noé [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738294

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé makes a distinction between abstract and concrete art. He defines Abstraction as an expressive process that intellectually separates the elements of reality to reach its essence. Concrete art, on the other hand, fixes abstract [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739905

  • Artes Plásticas : correspondencia
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1954
    The correspondence section of Letra y Línea [Letter and Line] prints two letters: one from Julio E. Payró in response to the comments made by Aldo Pellegrini in the article “Three Painters and a Critic in Krayd,” pubished in the previous issue [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745469

  • Artes plásticas : tres pintores jóvenes
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Noé presents the work of three artists exhibited at Galería Bonino, while at the same time discussing abstraction theoretically: its limits and relation to the problem of figuration as well to concrete art. Noé points to the work of Jorge de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740001

  • Artistas no figurativos
    Stábile, Blanca
    1949
    In this article, Blanca Stábile reviews the exhibitions of nonfigurative art at the Galería Van Riel. She reports that, other than the works produced by artists of the Madí or Vainstein trends, the bulk of the exhibitions are inspired by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742309

  • Concepto de Creación é Invención Madí
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    1948
    This article stresses the importance of invention to Madí artists. Having broken free from the older forms of conception and composition, the Madí group worked with a dialectic theory that offered a new set of principles based on invention to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731954

  • Defensa del realismo
    Agosti, Héctor Pablo
    1945
    This essay by Héctor Pablo Agosti discusses the philosophical grounds of the new realism as viewed from the perspective of a dialectical knowledge of outer reality. Agosti preferred to call it “dynamic realism,” which he conceived as being a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730983

  • Diálogo con nuestros lectores
    1955
    The article includes two letters from Romualdo Brughetti and another from Enio Iommi, addressed to Blanca Stábile for its publication in the section “Dialogue with Our Readers.” In addition, a letter from Stábile addressed to Aldo Pellegrini, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742824