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  • Diálogo con nuestros lectores : estimada Blanca Stábile
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    A letter from Tomás Maldonado to Blanca Stabile, clearing up a few inaccuracies in the chronological record of the origins of the Argentine Concrete art groups and the Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina [Modern Artists of Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742742

  • Diálogo con nuestros lectores : Estimada señora Blanca Stabile
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    This letter from Gyula Kosice to Blanca Stabile explains that Tomás Maldonado was not a member of the board of directors of Arturo magazine, and refers to certain sources that document chronological details concerning the origins of the Argentine [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770305

  • Diálogo con nuestros lectores: señora Blanca Stábile
    Iommi, Enio, 1926-
    A letter from Enio Iommi to Blanca Stabile, to be published in the “Dialogue with our Readers” section, which explains that Aldo Pellegrini was responsible for the development of the Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina [Modern Artists of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742665

  • Diálogo sobre el arte abstracto y el arte concreto
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    In this article, Argentine art critic, Jorge Romero Brest, establishes a dialogue with the viewer unfamiliar with abstract art to explain the central ideas of that movement and of Concrete Art. In so doing, he emphasizes the prejudice that abstract [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824437

  • Dos utopías artísticas
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900-1971
    The text continues the analysis of the article “Aire polémico de París” [Polemical Air of Paris] written by Guillermo de Torre on the opposition between socialist realism and abstraction, in light of the debates underway in those days in Paris [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743556

  • Educación y creación
    Bill, Max
    The Swiss artist Max Bill highlights the importance of education in the intellectual and moral development of a society. As background, the writer discusses the proposals of John Ruskin and William Morris, the Weimar Seminar on Arts and Trades, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742992

  • El ángulo : su aplicación y control en la obra plástica
    Blaszko, Martín, 1920-
    In this article, Martín Blaszko discusses the issue of angles in a composition and explains that, although Piet Mondrian used a 90-degree angle as his standard measure of control, it subsequently became necessary to do something else about the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742568

  • El arte de Joaquín Torres-García
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900 -1971
    The essay situates Joaquín Torres-García’s work within the course of his life and, at the same time, explains some of its polemic aspects. On one hand, it points out the lack of acknowledgment of the contributions made by the Uruguayan artist to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764035

  • El marco : un problema de plástica actual
    Rothfuss, Rhod
    This is an essay by Rhod Rothfuss, in which he discusses the limitations of the standard, regular picture frame. Thinking beyond the traditional “window” effect, Rothfuss suggests that the work must be done by means of a frame rigorously [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729833

  • El pensamiento matemático en el arte de nuestro tiempo
    Bill, Max
    In this essay, Max Bill analyzes the evolutionary potential of painting-sculpture in the wake of the accomplishments achieved by earlier artists. He places his trust in an art that, underpinned by a broad mathematical base, would not produce a “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743007

  • El tema del espacio en la pintura actual
    Hlito, Alfredo
    This article discusses the various ways in which the question of space has been addressed in sculpture, architecture, and painting over the course of time, and reflects simultaneously on how space is portrayed in abstract and concrete painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730755

  • En defensa de la Pintura, de un Artista y del Arte Moderno : con motivo de un artículo aparecido en la revista – Arte Concreto Invención – B.A.
    Cabrera, Sarandy
    In this article, Sarandy Cabrera comments on the opinions expressed by Tomás Maldonado in his essay, “Torres-García against Modern Art,” published in the magazine [Bulletin of the Concrete Art and Invention Association]in December 1946. Cabrera [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731079

  • En la línea de la expresión mas dura
    Oliver, Samuel
    This document analyzes the exhibition “Arte Abstracto, del arte figurativo al arte abstracto” [Abstract Art: from figurative art to abstract art], organized by the Belgian critic Léon Degand and presented at the Instituto de Arte Moderno of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743063

  • Encuesta realizada entre pintores argentinos de la nueva generación
    Cerdá Carretero, Juan
    Juan Cerdá Carretero responds to a survey sponsored by Letra y Línea [Letter and Line] in which he states his opinion that emotion expressed through color and form is the principal to be considered. At the same time, he believes that there are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742038

  • Encuesta realizada entre pintores argentinos de la nueva generación : [Crear en el espectador un nuevo]
    Fernández Muro, José Antonio, 1920-
    This article relates José Antonio Fernández’s response to the survey sponsored by Letra y Línea [Letter and Line], in which he stresses his intention to create a new visual conception within the observer. In his opinion, painting as it was then [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742052

  • Encuesta realizada entre pintores argentinos de la nueva generación : [La expresividad plástica: grafología...]
    Moraña, José Manuel
    [This document relates] the response of artist José Manuel Moraña to the survey sponsored by Letra y Línea [Letter and Line], in which he states that the fundamental to be considered in painting is the visual expressivity achieved through form, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742118

  • Encuesta realizada entre pintores argentinos de la nueva generación : [La física moderna ha demostrado que]
    Prati, Lidy, 1921-2008
    In her response to the survey sponsored by Letra y Línea [Letter and Line], artist Lidy Prati stresses that modern painting is moving toward a new type of relationship that seeks to incorporate man into a concrete reality. In her opinion, modern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742078

  • Encuesta realizada entre pintores argentinos de la nueva generación : [La revelación de ciertas relaciones]
    Sánchez, Ideal, 1916-1998
    This document relates the response of artist Ideal Sánchez to the survey sponsored by Letra y Línea [Letter and Line]. In his opinion, the principal consideration is the relationship between forms within the field of silent resonance. Expanding on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742065

  • Encuesta realizada entre pintores argentinos de la nueva generación : [Lo fundamental en pintura es para mi]
    Magariños D., Víctor, 1924-
    This document relates the response of artist Víctor Magariños “D”. to the survey sponsored by Letra y Línea [Letter and Line]. His opinion stresses that creation is the fundamental gist; he believes that if form and content are not the fruit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742091

  • Esbozo de una historia del arte abstracto
    Stábile, Blanca
    This article reports on the concept of abstract art outlined by Belgian painter Michel Seuphor in his book, L’art abstrait, ses origines, ses maîtres. [Abstract Art: Its Origins, Its Masters]. The volume had just been launched at the Galerie [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742821

  • Escultura Madí
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    In this article, Gyula Kosice stresses the displacement, the conversion, and the shift of forms inherent in the sculpture of the Madí. He also points out that the base has become an integral part of the sculpture, whether a rotating one as submitted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731995

  • Espacio artístico y sociedad
    Hlito, Alfredo
    In this analytical article, Alfredo Hlito takes a sweeping look at our culture and evaluates artistic activity as it relates to social function. He seeks to understand how proposals of a more general nature —the non-artistic context — are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730716

  • Eugenio Abal
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this introductory essay for the Abal, Beloso, Lozza exhibition, Aldo Pellegrini points out that Eugenio Abal uses both the rhythmic value of juxtaposed forms and the dynamic action of colors, relying on extremely subtle vibrations and the power of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744489

  • Evolución del arte moderno en la Argentina
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Pellegrini's text remarks that during the nineteenth century, Argentine art mainly adapted to academic patterns. For the later evolution of Modern art, the critic adopts a division based on three fundamental periods: first, the artists who absorb [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745452

  • Exposición del grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina
    This article reviewed the recent exhibitions held by the Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina [Modern Argentine Artists Group] at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Río de Janeiro and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Both the international impact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742370

  • Exposición en el Instituto de Arte Moderno
    Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    This is a critical review of the Arte abstracto, del arte figurativo al arte abstracto [Abstract Art, from Figurative Art to Abstract Art] exhibition, which was organized by Léon Degand, the Belgian critic, and presented at the Instituto de Arte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743623

  • Grupo moderno de la Argentina
    Stábile, Blanca
    This is a critical text on the works exhibited at the Galería Viau by the Grupo Moderno de la Argentina [Modern Group of Argentina]. The art critic, Blanca Stábile, stresses the presentation and the lighting as part of the equilibrium between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742336

  • Hacia una música invencionista
    Lozza, Raúl
    Programmatic document by Raúl Lozza that establishes the structural grounds for Inventionist music, which is based on the succession of parallel sounds. At the same time, Lozza highlights the differences with respect to the “decadent” music [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731568

  • Impulso, tormenta y viaje a lo irracional
    García Martínez, José A.
    This document is a critical text that analyzes the rise of the group Siete Pintores Abstractos [Seven Abstract Painters]. The group was formed in 1957 without any previous theoretical proposals. The text emphasizes that in this case, and in contrast [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742443

  • Inleiding
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    In this document Jorge Romero Brest introduces the exhibition Grupo de Artistas Modernos Argentinos [Modern Artists Group of Argentina] at the Stedelijk Museum of Ámsterdam. The exhibition presented works by the Concrete artists Tomás Maldonado, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743099

  • Introducción al arte concreto
    Bayley, Edgar
    Fragment of the conference given by Edgar Bayley on September 5, 1946, at the Centro de Profesores Diplomados de Buenos Aires [Center for Certified Professors, Buenos Aires]. Among other topics, the text registers the contributions of the Asociación [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729894

  • It's a woman's week in art
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kenneth Kemble writes about the exhibitions taking place in several galleries. By observing the works of five female artists, he is able to analyze the variables in Argentinean art at that moment. Based on a formal analysis of this production, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740918

  • Kosice
    Stábile, Blanca
    In this critical article, Blanca Stábile reviews the works by Gyula Kosice that were exhibited at the Galería Bonino in September 1953. In her analysis of these particular works, Stábile not only places them within the parameters of Madí art, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742350

  • La batalla por la invención : manifiesto
    Bayley, Edgar
    This is the Manifesto in which Edgar Bayley discussed both the crisis in representative art and the emergence of an art of “invention” that would accompany the arrival of both innovative forms of organization and the progress of productive forces [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 788842

  • La conquista de lo maravilloso
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this essay on the “marvelous,” the term takes on the meaning derived from literature as “a manifestation of imagination’s free creative strength.” The essay also contains the academic concept based on the popular notion that relates the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745412

  • La revista Sur
    Lozza, Raúl
    In response to the controversy generated over the question of abstract versus nonfigurative art, Raúl Lozza reminds the reader that he has long been of the opinion that the names are not the issue at stake. On this occasion, however, he refers to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742715

  • Lo abstracto y lo concreto en el arte moderno
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    This analytical review of the various solutions arrived at by non-representative art also outlines the results of the “invention,” just as proposed by the Argentine concrete art movement [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731507

  • Los artistas concretos, el “realismo” y la realidad
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    This is an analytical review of the differences between representative art and the “invention” proposed by the Asociación Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association]. The text claims that representative art is not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731518

  • Madí o el arte esencial : en torno a la controversia sobre el arte no-figurativo
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    This article discusses the differences of opinion regarding abstract and nonfigurative art. It mentions that, although the members of Kosice’s group had originally identified themselves as nonfigurative artists because that seemed to express [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742696

  • Mi trayectoria plástica
    Bay, Juan
    Juan Bay here identifies the periods during which he was producing Planar and Non-Figurative art. He explains that, after he settled in Argentina, he began working in the style of the Madí group in about 1952 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742567

  • Noemí Gerstein
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this introductory text for the Noemí Gerstein exhibition, Pellegrini points out that Gerstein’s sculpture not only aspires to develop volume within space, it also seeks to create a surface of pictorial quality. The critic’s analysis places [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744509

  • Notas para una estética materialista
    Hlito, Alfredo
    This analytical review of the practice of art as seen from the perspective of dialectical materialism, states that the process of aesthetic invention leads to an expression of something new—an object with new properties [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731423

  • Nuestra militancia
    Asociación Arte Concreto Invención (Argentina)
    This document declares certain principles adhered to by the Asociación Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association]; especially with respect to Concrete art’s contribution to the revolution, as well as its solidarity with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731530

  • Nuestro problema de arte en América : lección VI del ciclo de conferencias dictado en la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de Montevideo
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This is the text of a lecture given by Joaquín Torres-García at the School of Science and Humanities in Montevideo, Uruguay, in which he reflected on modern art and even analyzed a number of theories. Among other controversial views, he announced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731106

  • Nuevas realidades : notas
    Bayley, Edgar
    A review of Salón Nuevas Realidades, the exhibition held at the Van Riel Gallery in Buenos Aires that juxtaposed in the same area both concrete and abstract art—the latter with a prone to intuition. In this article, Bayley highlights the number of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730488

  • Nuevos valores en la pintura argentina : ¿abstracción o figuración?
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    This article written by the Argentine critic, Rafael Squirru, takes a position on the antinomy between figurative and nonfigurative art as debated in the current era (1958). The writer states that, first and foremost, he allows matters that may be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824451

  • Ortogonalismo y nuevas relaciones en la composición
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    The article proposes the incorporation of new architectural vocabulary into urban planning and composition. In another section it calls for a design revision of housing from a mobile and spatial point of view, while criticizing all symbolism derived [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732154

  • Panoplia de prodigios
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this text, critic Aldo Pellegrini points out that Rogelio Polesello’s work has begun moving away from an initial tendency toward pure formal spectacle and, now, is approaching the search for spontaneous gesture, although a peculiar sense of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744565

  • Para la historia del arte concreto en la Argentina
    Stábile, Blanca
    This article outlines the chronological evolution of Argentine concrete art and corrects certain inaccuracies in another of the author’s articles that was published in number 33/34 during the first period of Ver y Estimar [To See and Ponder] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742822

  • Parece una página de “Picardía Mexicana” : Goeritz y Montiel incorporan a su muestra lo que la gente les escribió en los muros
    These are descriptions and reproductions of some of the comments inscribed by the public on the walls of the “cubo metafísico” [metaphysical cube] during the third exhibition of the Presencia de Los Hartos [We’re Here and We’re Fed Up] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752195