Topic Descriptor: deaths×
  • [Letter] 1973 September 20?, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1973
    In a letter to his Puerto Rican colleague Lorenzo Homar, Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara expresses his outrage at the death of Chilean President Salvador Allende during the attack on the Palacio de La Moneda by military forces staging a coup d'é [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823969

  • Académicos fallecidos : Ricardo Moros Urbina
    Arias Argaez, Daniel, 1869-
    1942
    This brief obituary was written by the historian Daniel Arias Argáez following the death of the artist Ricardo Moros Urbina. It includes a short but detailed biographical profile that mentions Moros Urbina’s art studies at the Escuela de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134078

  • Continuara el señor licenciado Vasconcelos en la secretaria.-retiro su renuncia al saber que se exigiran responsabilidades por la muerte de Field Jurado
    1924
    This article conveys the opinions expressed by a variety of institutions in response to José Vasconcelos’ resignation in late 1923 as a result of the crimes committed a few days earlier, particularly the death of Francisco Field Jurado, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755316

  • El triunfo de la muerte
    Fernández Ledesma, Gabriel
    1948
    In this article, the painter Gabriel Fernández Ledesma traces the history of European funerary traditions during the colonial period. He explores “The Triumph of Death” and its portrayal on playing cards and in the theater, discussing its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774307

  • En la cultura : homenaje a Alicia Bustamante, la madrina del arte popular
    Orrillo, Winston, 1941-
    1969
    In this newspaper article, Winston Orrillo announces the death of the painter Alicia Bustamante, and above all, acknowledges her contributions to a greater appreciation for traditional Peruvian art. She traveled all over the country collecting work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139542

  • En memoria de Remedios Varo: (1913-1963)
    Neuvillate, Alfonso de
    1963
    Alfonso de Neuvillate reviews the life and work of Remedios Varo, in a tribute to the Spanish painter who had died a few days earlier. Neuvillate believed that Varo, an exponent of Surrealism, had long since staked out an important space in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771600

  • Falleció Alvaro Herazo
    1988
    This document, published on Thursday, May 26, 1998, in the Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, is a short article lamenting the death (two days earlier) of the artist Álvaro Herazo, at forty-six years of age as a result of a diabetic coma. At the time of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131063

  • Francis Toor
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1956
    On the occasion of Frances Toor’s death, Diego Rivera, who was a friend and collaborator of Toor’s, dedicated an article in remembrance of the fundamental role that the American writer and editor played in the dissemination of Mexican art, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760390

  • Francisco A. Cano
    1935
    This one-page article addresses the recent death of Colombian artist Francisco Antonio Cano. Although it is an obituary, the text presents keys to understanding Cano’s final years and how the myth surrounding his figure as an academic artist was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132224

  • Frida Kahlo : La mujer que venció al dolor
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    1954
    The critic Antonio Rodríguez sings praise for the life and work of Frida Kahlo in this posthumous tribute. He reviews the salient events of her career, stressing the martyrdom that haunted her work with a mood of constant struggle. Rodríguez refers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764691

  • Gego : se fue la gran tejedora
    Yagüe Jarque, Eloi, 1957-
    1994
    This article has a title as well as a subtitle: “Gego: The Great Weaver is Gone. The Winner of the National Visual Arts Prize 1979 Died Yesterday in Caracas.” The writer and arts journalist Eloi Yagüe Jarque made this written tribute to Gego [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160166

  • Ha muerto Felipe Seade lloran las paredes blancas
    Grupo Toledo Chico (Canelones, Uruguay)
    1969
    This essay describes the merits of Chilean-Uruguayan artist Felipe Seade, an advocate of social realism, and harshly criticizes all of those who hindered his career. The frictions between practitioners of social realism and those who disdained it on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1193080

  • Hacia el encuentro del hombre
    Grupo Toledo Chico (Canelones, Uruguay)
    1967
    This unsigned article is an editorial for the magazine El Mate, published by the Grupo Toledo Chico. It commemorates the February 1929 death of Rafael Barradas, an artist who lived in Spain for years. The article points out the merits of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1194504

  • Hoy, el último adiós a Berni : se durmió para siempre el duende juguetón de su pincel, hecho de luz e inquietudes
    1981
    This article, dated October 14, 1981, describes the death and burial of Antonio Berni, the artist, and mentions the official visitors at his funeral service [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785272

  • Muerte y nacimiento
    Rodríguez Monegal, Emir
    1949
    This is an editorial note appearing in the magazine NÚMERO written in 1949 on occasion of the death of Joaquín Torres García that same year and in commemoration of the bicentennial of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s death. The note stressed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226496

  • No hay crisis en la pintura solo estancamiento
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    1957
    In this article, Luis Cardoza y Aragón reviews the events of 1957, and laments the deaths of Diego Rivera and Miguel Covarrubias. He lists the various exhibitions taking place in Mexico City, including different murals, such as the Fanny Ravel in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769904

  • Notas para lamentar la muerte de Remedios Varo
    Aub, Max
    1963
    According to Max Aub, by the time Remedios Varo died she had become one of the most surprising painters of her time, whose work was distinguished by a timeless quality. In Aub’s opinion, Varo’s painting expressed a struggle between good and evil [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771656

  • O corpo repetido : espaço de sacralização/dessacralização nas obras de Frida Kahlo, Ismael Nery e Fernando Botero
    Borsa Cattani, Icleia
    1997
    In this article, the author Icleia Borsa Cattani discusses her opinion that a particular artistic process is an intrinsic aspect of modernity: repetition. She analyzes the portrayal of the human body in the works of Frida Kahlo, Ismael Nery, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808294

  • Paisajes interiores : “Ideario” de Antonio Barrera, fallecido el 24 de julio en París
    Hernández, José
    1990
    This article by Colombian cultural journalist José Hernández reports the unexpected death of Colombian painter Antonio Barrera. It includes sections of an unpublished interview with Barrera that Hernández had written after visiting his apartment [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134499

  • Reconocimiento a Élie Faure
    Arzarello, Sofía, 1897-
    1937
    In this article, written for the magazine published by the AIAPE (Agrupación de Intelectuales, Artistas, Periodistas, Escritores), Sofía Arzarello recalls the art historian and theorist Elie Faure’s influential work, shortly before his death. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223458

  • The day of the dead in Aztlán : chicano variations on the theme of life, death and self-preservation
    Venegas, Sybil
    2000
    In this essay, art historian Sybil Venegas traces the history of the Day of the Dead rituals from their roots in ancient Mexico to the twentieth-century revival and reinvention in Aztlan, the southwestern part of the United States. The evolution of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809718

  • Wolfgang Paalen
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1960
    In this obituary from September 1959, the critic Aldo Pellegrini makes known the suicide of Wolfgang Paalen in Mexico City. Pellegrini bitterly laments the obscurity of this artist’s work and remembers with admiration not only his artistic career, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745317