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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

  • [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

  • [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

  • [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] 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] 1962 Abril 2, Montrouge [France] [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Penalba, Alicia, 1913-1982
    After receiving a telegram about the exhibition in the Torcuato Di Tella Institute, Alicia Penalba communicates her agreement to the terms therein to Jorge Romero Brest, although she believes that precautions must be taken due to the political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755754

  • [Letter] 1962 Mayo 15, Buenos Aires [to Mario] Pucciarelli
    Di Tella, Guido
    Guido De Tella responds to Mario Pucciarelli’s suggestions in regards to the new requirements for the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize, explaining that they will consider his advice about not making travel a condition of the prize. Nevertheless, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755852

  • [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] 1963 agosto 16, Bucarest, [Rumania] [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    Rafael Alberti asked about the changing political climate in Argentina, providing commentary on León Ferrari’s blank vote in the presidential election of 1963. Alberti mentioned a trip to Paris, showing great interest in understanding what was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749168

  • [Letter] 1963 Junio 13, Zurich [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    Rafael Alberti wrote to León Ferrari general comments about his trips through Europe: in Italy, Perugia, Florence, Assisi, Arezzo, Milan, and in Romania, Bucharest. He mentioned his meeting with the art dealers Schwarz and Passoni, who knew Ferrari [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749318

  • [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

  • [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

  • [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

  • [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

  • [Letter] 1972 Agosto 1, Minturno [to] Libero [Badii]
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about formal aspects like color use, as well as comments about Western civilization. He mentions his trips both to Rome and to Formio and offers opinions about the valuation of the drawing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754176

  • [Letter] 1972 Septiembre 24, [Minturno] [to] Libero [Badii]
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about the family's economic problems, mentioning their trips through Europe and commenting to him about ancient art, emphasizing sculpture with a pronounced archaism. He mentions his future exhibition and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754658

  • [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] 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

  • [Letter] 1982 Julio 11, São Paulo [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari writes about his trip to Mexico City, his reaction to the culture, and his encounters with other Argentines living there in exile. Ferrari discusses a technique he developed using blue prints and photocopies [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749358

  • [Letter] 1982 Junio 1, São Paulo [to] Ricardo [Carreira]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari talks about traveling from São Paulo to Buenos Aires to find out what had happened to his son, who had disappeared. This was also the occasion of his first contact with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Ferrari mentions the artists he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749356

  • [Terminó el 1962...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari reviews his life in 1962, referring to highlights such as his trip to Europe, the development of his “musical pieces” – a series of drawings in which the lines are arranged as one would a musical score, and his sales for the year [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743784

  • 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

  • A mis padres; Conchita y Damián
    Balmes, José, 1927-2016
    In this handwritten letter, José Balmes, the Catalonian artist who had lived in Chile since the end of the Spanish Civil War, recalls his arrival in the Andean country aboard the Winnipeg, the ship provided by the populist Chilean president [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747303

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Crónicas París: Andre Breto [sic] : jefe del “Surrealismo”
    Núñez y Domínguez, José de Jesús
    André Breton is interviewed before his trip to Mexico, due to the great deal of anticipation caused by his forthcoming visit. The French poet declares that this trip “crystallizes a beautiful dream and a long deferred wish,” since Mexico has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752340

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Homenaje a Ramón
    This anonymous article discusses the delay in the arrival of Ramón Gómez de la Serna to Buenos Aires due to a cold. It clarifies that his delay did not postpon the publication of a supplement in his honor assembled by the journal Martín Fierro, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730809

  • 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

  • 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

  • Los frescos de García Cahero en el Paso E.U.
    Leal, Fernando
    The article deals with the career of the painter García Cahero, emphasizing his participation in the Escuelas de Pintura al Aire Libre [Open-Air Painting Schools] as well as for the murals at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria. Fernando Leal says [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753021

  • 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

  • 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