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  • [Letter] 1915 Diciembre 1, Terrasa, España [to] José Enrique Rodó
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this letter to the writer José Enrique Rodó, Joaquín Torres García discusses the affinity they share for the Greco-Latin tradition, and expresses his wish to be in touch with contemporary Uruguayan art because, though living in Spain at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1247404

  • Guiones Nº3.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This leaflet presents the work done in Madrid in 1933 by Joaquín Torres García and the Grupo de Arte Constructivo during JTG’s visit to Spain prior to returning to Uruguay for good. Three similar documents are known to exist, each one containing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238869

  • Guiones Nº1.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This leaflet presents the work done in Madrid in 1933 by Joaquín Torres García and the Grupo de Arte Constructivo during JTG’s visit to Spain prior to returning to Uruguay for good. Three similar documents are known to exist, each one containing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238837

  • [Letter] 1934 Enero 11, Isla de Trinidad [to] Blanca Luz Brum
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In this letter, David Alfaro Siqueiros tells Blanca Luz Brum that the Troubadour—the ship on which he sailed from Buenos Aires in December 1933—had arrived in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Siqueiros talks about the book he wrote on the trip [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238692

  • Segunda parte del reportaje a O. Ferrando
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    This is the second part of the interview with the artist Óscar Ferrando, the Secretary General of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo. The main subject of the interview is the trip that Ferrando took to several cities in the United States as a guest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1186802

  • Entrevista a Óscar Ferrando
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    This is the first part of an interview in which Óscar Ferrando, the Secretary General of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo, discusses his trip to the United States (to Washington, Chicago, and New York) as a guest instructor from the Instituto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1186747

  • Calder sobre Venezuela : fragmentos sobre la autobiografía de Alexander Calder
    Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976
    Alexander Calder, the North American visual artist, talks about his trip to Venezuela during the summer of 1955, when the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva organized an exhibition of his works in Caracas. Calder discusses the process involved in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168316

  • Exposición-homenaje a la obra del pintor peruano Mario Urteaga, organizado por el Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo
    Sabogal, José, 1888-1956
    José Sabogal—in homage to the work of Mario Urteaga—recalls his first trip to Mexico (1924), when the revolution had created a favorable environment for artistic creation. At that same time, in Peru, “we likewise undertook the difficult and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146500

  • Una charla con Elena y Victoria Izcue, dos espíritus de calidad artística
    In this interview with the sisters Elena and Victoria Izcue, the editor states that they are “notably national artists who have known how to nobly disseminate the motives of Peruvian art abroad.” He highlights their effort in making themselves [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143963

  • De México, habla ahora José Sabogal
    Falcón, Jorge, 1908-
    The Peruvian intellectual Jorge Falcón interviews José Sabogal about the painter’s visit to Mexico in 1942, mentioning that on his arrival in the country, the Mexican government—via the director of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140703

  • Estados Unidos en impresión de José Sabogal
    Falcón, Jorge, 1908-; Falcón, Jorge, 1908-
    The Peruvian intellectual Jorge Falcón interviews José Sabogal about his visit to several cities in the United States in 1942 at the invitation of the State Department. Sabogal admits that until then, he did not have a complete view of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140687

  • De regreso de México, Sabogal cuenta...
    Chioino, José, 1898-1960
    Referring to the visual art he saw in Mexico, José Sabogal says that contemporary Mexican painting is already “the most serious American movement in art. It represents something truly national, truly American.” Its exponents (he mentions José [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139959

  • Diario de viaje
    Kraus Elsin, Lorena
    The chapter titled “Diario de viaje” [Travel Diary] is the first section of the essay Paisajes de la memoria [Landscapes of Memory] that Lorena Kraus wrote about her experience translating the German travel diaries into Spanish kept by her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134012

  • Bélgica
    Rengifo, Luis Angel, 1906-1986
    In 1973, the Colombian printmaker Luis Ángel Rengifo published the book Caminos, paisajes y museos, an account of his forty-five-day journey through Europe. The book traces his steps from the time he boarded a plane in Bogotá on April 26, 1970, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133788

  • [Letter] 1950 June 15, Paris, France [to] Casimiro Eiger
    Gaitán Durán, Jorge, 1924-
    This letter was written by Jorge Gaitán Durán a few days after he arrived in Paris in 1950. It is addressed to his Polish friend in Bogotá, the art critic Casimiro Eiger. The letter rambles through several subjects, including Gaitán’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133205

  • [Letter] 1927 April 9, Paris [to] madre y hermanas
    Vélez, Eladio, 1897- 1967
    In 1927, the painter Eladio Vélez, from Antioquia, fulfilled his dream of going to study in Europe. The letters he wrote to his family when he was a student in Europe have been copied and kept. In the one selected here (written on April 9, 1927), to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131904

  • Grau : pintor en Nueva York
    Panesso, Fausto, 1953-
    This is a summary of the conversation that took place when Fausto Panesso interviewed Enrique Grau in 1991, at the time when Grau was living in New York. Grau begins by discussing how he feels about living in Manhattan, and talks in general terms [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131872

  • Aníbal Gil, pintor joven regresa de Italia
    Aguirre Quintero, Julio
    In 1957 Aníbal Gil Villa returned to Medellín after studying art in Italy, where he met other Colombians, including Enrique Grau and Fernando Botero. On his return he said: “I am not trying to paint in this or that style because I think that is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131403

  • [Letter] 1977 August 8, Budapest [to] Emma Araujo Vallejo
    Salcedo, Bernardo, 1939-2007
    This letter was a part of the correspondence maintained by Bernardo Salcedo with Emma Araujo de Vallejo, director of the Museo Nacional de Colombia from 1974 to 1982. From Budapest (Hungary), and dated August 8, 1977, the letter was written during [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131127

  • Capítulo tercero : 1948-1950. Nueva York : los Nuevos Materiales
    Carbonell, Galaor, 1938-
    “Los nuevos materiales” is the third chapter in a long book by Galaor Carbonell entitled Negret. Las etapas creativas. The book is one of the most thorough and sound studies of the life and work of Colombian sculptor Édgar Negret. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130346

  • Desde España
    Pizano, Roberto, 1896- 1929
    In the opinion of the artist and art critic, Roberto Pizano, the trip undertaken by the artists, Ricardo Gómez Campuzano and Domingo Moreno Otero, to Spain was an opportunity to take advantage of the Spanish art culture. However, Pizano thinks they [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099006

  • Pinceles infatigables
    When he turned fifty, the painter Pedro Nel Gómez was interviewed by an unnamed journalist from the magazine Semana, which published an article on his life and work. He spent his childhood in Anorí (Antioquia), and later began his training as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093145

  • Villa El Salvador : Kerouaciana
    Appel, Karel
    These remarks by Karel Appel, founder of the COBRA Group (COpenhagen-BRussels-Amsterdam) were on his 1976 trip to Peru that was then under nationalist military rule. He tells about his arrival to the country and the steps taken to create a mural with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052138

  • The letter of Columbus on the discovery of America : a facsimil of the pictorial edition, with a new and literal translation, and a complete reprint of the oldest four editions in latin
    Columbus, Christopher
    In this letter, Christopher Columbus describes for the Court of Spain the islands and peoples encountered during his initial journey across the Atlantic Ocean to what is currently known as the Caribbean. Columbus reports taking possession of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051844

  • José Sabogal en México
    Ontañón, Mada
    In her article, Mada Ontañón describes the conditions of José Sabogal’s trip to Mexico City in 1943, and recounts the conversation she had with the artist in his hotel during this visit. Ontañón begins by noting how the war has brought a great [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051653

  • Una mañana con Gego
    Diament Sujo, Clara
    In this article, Argentine critic and gallerist Clara Diament Sujo—who lived in Caracas for a time before settling in New York—describes the activities that German-Venezuelan artist Gego engaged in during her one-year stay in the United States. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864793

  • [Letter] 1976 Julio 12, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Uribe de Urdinola, Maritza
    The Colombian cultural promoter Maritza Uribe de Urdinola writes to Lorenzo Homar to thank him for his letter in which he confirmed his trip to Cali, Colombia, to work on the publication of a graphic art portfolio with Luis Caballero (who agreed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863805

  • [Letter] 1968 Abril 12, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916 - 2011
    The Puerto Rican artist and critic José A. Torres Martinó writes to Lorenzo Homar to tell him that he will try to raise the necessary fundsto meet him in Europe. Torres Martinó then continues bringing Homar up to date on what their colleagues [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863594

  • The Utopia
    More, Thomas, Sir, Saint, 1478-1535
    In this text, Thomas More narrates an episode from his own life in which he met and conversed with Raphael Hythloday, a Portuguese sailor who had traveled on four of Amerigo Vespucio’s voyages across the Atlantic and on the fourth one was left [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 839168

  • The Discovery
    Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956
    In this text, Hiram Bingham recounts the two days leading up to his “discovery” of the Incan capital at Machu Picchu. Writing in the first person, he begins his story by describing his and his companions’ (a naturalist and doctor from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 838157

  • [Letter] 1968 Enero 31, Conflans Sainte Honorine, Francia [to] Ricardo Alegría, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
    Homar, Lorenzo
    This is the third report that Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar sent to Ricardo Alegría, executive director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), while he was on sabbatical in Europe. Homar provides an overview of everything he has seen [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823878

  • Mi vida con Siqueiros : Graciela Amador narra su vida con el pintor : La historia de un amor vivido con intensidad (Segunda Parte)
    Amador, Graciela
    In 1948, many years after their relationship ended, Graciela Amador tells of events from her life with David Alfaro Siqueiros in this article. This second article (of four) describes the trip they took to Paris via New York; she relates nine days of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815269

  • Mateo Manaure en la pintura : un joven pintor venezolano, en viaje hacia París
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    In the first part of this essay Alejandro Otero, a member of Los Disidentes—the group formed by young Venezuelan artists living in Paris—discusses the young painter Mateo Manaure’s experiences since he left Caracas and came to the French [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813639

  • Armando Reverón
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    Published in the catalogue for the first retrospective of Armando Reverón, which took place in Caracas in 1951, critic Enrique Planchart discusses the characteristics of Reverón’s “complex and changeable” personality. He describes the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808725

  • Marta Traba : una mujer que nos vio como nosotros no nos hemos podido ver
    Fernández Zavala, Margarita
    The Puerto Rican historian Margarita Fernández Zavala describes what Marta Traba accomplished during the year and a half she spent in Puerto Rico. She stresses how important Traba was to her students, and explains how she critically reviewed, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805333

  • David Alfaro Siqueiros : la tercera época
    Velázquez Chávez, Agustín
    This article suggests that the paintings David Alfaro Siqueiros produced after 1936—that is, the ones he painted after traveling through South America and the United States—should be classified as being from a “third period.” Most of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789217

  • Miguel Alandia Pantoja : El pintor de la revolución boliviana
    Tibol, Raquel
    Raquel Tibol recalls that, in 1953, when Diego Rivera was in Chile, the Bolivian president, Víctor Paz Estenssoro invited him to Bolivia. During his short stay, Rivera looked at the mural at the Government Palace in La Paz, which was painted by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786454

  • Feuilles de route I. Le formose
    Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
    After his 1924 trip to Brazil, the Swiss poet Blaise Cendrars wrote this book in which he describes the journey taken by the group of São Paulo modernists headed by Oswald and Mário Andrade. This sojourn within the Brazilian interior sowed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780879

  • Cinco minutos con el chamaco Covarrubias
    Ortega, Febronio
    This “exclusive” interview with Mexican illustrator and painter Miguel Covarrubias took place on the occasion of a trip to Mexico City. During this conversation Covarrubias talked at length about a series of “impossible interviews” which had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771781

  • Rufino Tamayo : ¿Qué opina sobre la pintura europea?
    Castro, Rosa
    In this interview, Rufino Tamayo insists that his painting is not part of the abstractionist trend; however, the Italian art critic Giambattista Vicari believed that he could see a reliance on abstract motifs in the work of the painter from Oaxaca. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769922

  • Rufino Tamayo ¿Ha influido Europa en su arte?
    Castro, Rosa
    After spending two years in several European countries, Rufino Tamayo returned to Mexico. He said that his European stay had helped him to clarify a few matters. One of them, perhaps the most important, was that—contrary to the opinion of Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769914

  • [Letter] 1962 Mayo 2, Roma [to] Guido [Di Tella]
    Pucciarelli, Mario, 1928-
    Mario Pucciarelli, artist, winner of the 1960 Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize, writes to Guido Di Tella, keeping him posted about his activities in Rome, in line with the prize’s previously stipulated regulations, highlighting the repercussions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760557

  • [Letter] 1961 Mayo 26, Roma [to] Guido Di Tella
    Pucciarelli, Mario, 1928-
    Mario Pucciarelli, the winner of the 1960 Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize, writes to Guido Di Tella, describing his artistic activities in Rome, according to the regulations of the prize. He keeps him posted about the exhibition, in progress al [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760543

  • [Letter] 1965 Marzo 5, Buenos Aires [to Jorge] Romero Brest
    Paz, Samuel
    This document is a letter from Samuel Paz to Jorge Romero Brest, who was visiting New York at that time. It reports the latest news regarding the Centro de Artes Visuales del ITDT [Art Center at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute] linked to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759773

  • Un día-relieve, bronce y madera
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    In this brief note, Libero Badii describes the impact of his travels in the highlands of Bolivia and the awakening of his desire for a "sculptural communication" concerning three themes: family, students, and siblings. He mentions his later trip to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759742

  • A mis padres
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    Libero Badii affirms the importance of spiritual continuity implicit in artistic creation. He discusses his ideas concerning woman, man, and his conception of the portrait, based on the notion of “life equals art.” He presents a timeline of an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759543

  • Alfonso X. Peña : pintor mexicano
    Ortiz Avila, Raúl
    This article discusses Alfonso X. Peña, a painter who had decided to spend time in Europe to exhibit his work and offer his views of Mexico. The author states, “his work is characterized by color that preserves all the lights and all the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759475

  • Las horas de España
    Palencia Alvarez Tubau, Ceferino
    The author recreates the Madrid of the early twentieth century, so as to place the painter Diego Rivera in that context. Diego Rivera was then a student of Eduardo Chicharro through a recommendation from the Mexican painter Dr. Atl. The author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759083

  • Formalismo y formulismo : La polémica de Siqueiros en Europa
    Tibol, Raquel
    During a visit to Poland and the USSR, Siqueiros noticed that some young artists, led by Paúl Reveyrolle, were moving from abstract or semi-abstract work to figurative art, which was clearly social and political propaganda and at the same time, anti [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758305

  • [Letter] 1967 Abril 14, Amsterdam [to] Samuel Paz
    Wilde, Eliane de
    In this correspondence, E. de Wilde reports on his arrival in Buenos Aires, having departed from São Paulo (Brazil); it also offers some information regarding the reservation of passages for him and his wife [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758071