Topic Descriptor: social functions×
  • Arte moderna e arte brasileira
    Teruz, Orlando, 1902-1984
    1935
    Orlando Teruz, a little-known painter, seeks to clarify a couple of terms and subjects that are frequently mentioned in discussions about current events: modern art and Brazilian art. As defined by Teruz, a work of modern art respects the traditional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1074823

  • Arte, ciência social e sociedade
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    1958
    This is a speech given by Gilberto Freyre in Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of theEscola de Belas Artes. In the speech, the author equates the economy and culture in importance, from which art and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110801

  • As artes maiores na cidade
    Haftmann, Werner
    1959
    In the paper he delivered at the Congresso Internacional Extraordinário de Críticos de Arte (CIECA), Polish critic Werner Haftmann addresses Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil, as a way to discuss the broader question of the content and form of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110405

  • As tendencias sociais da arte e Käethe Kollwitz
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1933
    This address by Mário Pedrosa was entitled “Käthe Kollwitz e seu modo vermelho de perceber a vida” [Käthe Kollwitz and her red perception of life]; it was delivered at the CAM (Clube dos Artistas Modernos) in June 1933 during the show [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783035

  • Balanço geral da vida oficial das artes plásticas em 1950
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1951
    Waldemar Cordeiro, one of the major figures in Brazilian visual arts, provides a broad overview of events in that field in the early 1950s, a key decade in the history of the arts in Brazil. Cordeiro lists the exhibitions, courses, and conferences [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085395

  • Crise ou revolução do objeto: homenagem a André Breton
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1967
    According to Mário Pedrosa contemporary art is characterized by “objectivism” or by a rejection of self-expression. In this essay he refers to the symbolic objects suggested by Salvador Dalí and to “the crisis of the object” identified in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110434

  • Cuestionario para las entrevistas sobre el interés del arte mexicano con motivo de la próxima exposición que presentará México en París
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    The questionnaire consists of six questions concerning the importance of social art in Mexico. The questions are as follows: Do you believe that the function of art in our time is to deliver an eloquent message of social content to the people? Do you [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779906

  • Editorial
    Boiton, Santiago; Stechnij, Susan
    1976
    This editorial signed by Santiago Boiton and Susan Stechnij underscores the social function of art and its necessity as an integral element contributing to a nation’s overall welfare [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782571

  • Existe uma arte judaica?
    Segall, Lasar
    1939
    This essay by the painter Lasar Segall, which was published in the book entitled A comunidade judaica no Brasil, includes excerpts from two of his earlier essays about Jewish artists and their work, written in 1939 and 1940. Segall’s use of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783319

  • Hélio Oiticica
    Pereira, Carlos Alberto M.; Hollanda, Heloísa Buarque de, 1939-; Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1980
    This interview with Hélio Oiticica was conducted by the anthropologist Carlos Alberto Pereira and the literary critic Heloísa Buarque de Hollanda in Rio de Janeiro on October 15, 1979. Here the artist makes a clear distinction between political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110511

  • Minha dúvida sobre a pintura
    Takaoka, Yoshiya, 1909-
    1948
    In this article Yoshiya Takaoka, the Japanese painter who lives in Brazil, discusses the social function of art, and wonders about the artist’s role in society. According to him, his fellow painters frequently question the need for art in society. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110346

  • O "bicho-da-seda" na produção em massa
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1967
    The aim of this text by Mário Pedrosa is to discuss the situation of the artist in a modern society oriented to mass production—an essential consideration in current artistic expression. Pedrosa provides a historical overview that begins with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110436

  • O expressionismo
    Segall, Lasar
    1924
    This is an excerpt from the text of the lecture given by the Lithuanian-born artist Lasar Segall in June 1924 at the Vila Kyrial in São Paulo, on the occasion of one of the meetings between Senator Freitas Valle and a group of modernist artists and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783352

  • O que é a SPAM, que se inaugurou quinta-feira à noite
    Segall, Lasar
    1932
    When the painter Lasar Segall was interviewed by a São Paulo newspaper, he reviewed the SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna) association’s program to create an “environment [to foster] modern art” in the city of São Paulo. Segall discussed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783486

  • Sacilotto, poeta da economia moderna
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1952
    This text discusses the artistic career of Luiz Sacilotto, beginning with his Expressionist works from the first years following World War II through his participation as a concrete artist in the XXVI Venice biennial in 1952. He is considered one of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085382

  • SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna) - Manifesto
    Segall, Lasar; Almeida, Paulo Mendes de
    1933
    This manifesto states, briefly, that the goal of SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna), the pro-modern art association, is to create an environment devoted to the “development” of artistic activities. Founded in 1932 by a group of intellectuals, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783455