Topic Descriptor: arts×
  • Da participação de artistas plásticos na obra de arquitetura e paisagismo
    Macedo, Francisco R.
    1956
    In this text, Francisco Macêdo upholds collaboration between painters and sculptors in architectural projects, even though it is rare. Few resources are allocated to such projects because of real estate speculation or scant public resources. Macêdo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086811

  • Depois das vanguardas
    Arantes, Otilia Beatriz Fiori
    1983
    While this analysis of contemporary Brazilian art by Otília Arantes focuses on the period that spans from 1965 to 1969, it comments as well on the fifties, seventies, and eighties. For the sixties generation, Arantes argues, making art meant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111295

  • Duas cartografias da América Latina : Joaquín Torres Garcia e Anna Bella Geiger
    Fabris, Annateresa
    2002
    This essay suggests a reading of the works of Joaquín Torres García (1875–1949) and the contemporary Brazilian artist Anna Bella Geiger through the lens of their compositional approaches, both of which were related to the field of cartography. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808407

  • El arte y el tiempo
    Diez-Canedo, Enrique
    1940
    This is a review of an essay by the Mexican architect Carlos Obregón Santacilia titled “El maquinismo, la vida y la arquitectura” [Machine-ism, Life and Architecture], in which Enrique Díez-Canedo— the Spanish poet, critic, and essayist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759110

  • El arte y la sociedad
    Nelken, Margarita
    1949
    In the late 1940s, Margarita Nelken reflects on the difficulties facing artistic creation during a period marked by a “lack of poise and harmony.” The new art must not distance itself from society: “The individualist formula that has lasted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759115

  • El homenaje del Consejo Cultural al poeta José Juan Tablada, fue de una alta significación artística y socia : Algunos de los asistentes a esa fiesta, según nuestro caricaturista
    1923
    The Consejo Cultural y Artístico of Mexico City held a banquet to honor the poet José Juan Tablada, who would leave for New York the next day to continue the promotion of Mexican art in that city. This article includes a series of caricatures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755265

  • El Renacimiento artístico en México
    Atl, Dr., 1875-1964
    1923
    In his article, Dr. Atl, does a broad study and recognition of the art movement in progress. Historically speaking, he says that there have been three ways to create art; one, which is that of folk art that has always been created; another is the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760384

  • El Sindicato de pintores y escultores combatirá en “El Machete”
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1924
    In this brief article, Siqueiros, the secretary of the Sindicato de Pintores y Escultores [SOTPE, Painters and Sculptors Union], reports that the painters laid off from their work on public buildings due to the machinations of “reactionary” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764085

  • Em Brasil High Tech, o xeque ao pós-modernismo
    Kac, Eduardo
    2004
    In this introduction, Eduardo Kac shows that the artists known as “Geração Brasil High-Tech” (including Otávio Donasci, Mario Ramiro, and Paulo Bruscky) represent a type of work that refers back to both Waldemar Cordeiro and Abraham Palatnik. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111320

  • Entre fronteiras : pensando sobre a arte
    Zielinsky, Mônica
    2000
    In this essay, Mônica Zielinsky looks at the state of art at the end of the twentieth century, trying to identify the subjects that artists are using; that is, what they are looking for in their work, especially in Latin America. Her reflections are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808119

  • Espacio y región en el arte contemporáneo: una mirada histórica, política y cultural
    Peluffo Linari, Gabriel
    2005
    This essay by the Uruguayan architect and researcher Gabriel Peluffo Linari seeks to explain how aesthetic spaces (understood as symbolic construction zones) and political power spaces are connected in Latin American societies. The author sees a need [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808152

  • Estética e uma nova consciência ética
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    1982
    In Sheila Leirner’s opinion, “reductive art” is an important factor in the moral compass of contemporary international artwork. In order to have its effect, the reductive approach would have to bring about a radical change in Brazilian art and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111366

  • 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

  • Finalidades do I.A.C., no Museu de Arte : pretende colocar os modernos métodos de produção a serviço da arte contemporanea
    1950
    This is a report on the underlying reasons for the founding of the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea del Museu de Arte de São Paulo (IAC-MASP). The article highlights the pedagogical mission of the MASP under its director Pietro Maria Bardi. It also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087137

  • 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

  • Grupo Almeida Júnior
    1935
    This is an article about the founding of the Grupo Almeida Júnior in São Paulo in 1935, a group that was organized to host conferences and an annual exhibition of works by its members, who were: the painters Anita Malfatti, Georgina de Albuquerque [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782864

  • 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

  • Horizonte : Revista mensual de actividad contemporánea
    1927
    The magazine Horizonte [Horizon] had excellent cover designers such as Leopoldo Méndez and Ramón Alva de la Canal. Canal was the one who created this cover as well as many vignettes, all of which were very well sketched [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737586

  • II Encuentro de Intelectuales por la soberanía de los pueblos de nuestra América : temario
    1985
    The text reveals the topics discussed at the II Encuentro de Intelectuales por la soberanía de los pueblos de nuestra América [Second Encounter of Intellectuals for the Sovereignty of the Peoples of Our America] (Havana, Cuba, 1985) regarding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774132

  • Incomplete glossary of sources of Latin American art
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    1993
    This is a collection of sarcastic, occasionally humorous “definitions” of terms that help to understand Latin American art. Some are taken from research conducted into methods used in art production in the region (such as “cannibalism,” “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808171

  • Introdução
    Marino, João
    1984
    The texts gathered for the exhibition Tradição e Ruptura: síntese de arte e cultura brasileiras (1984) are introduced by the curator, João Marino. Marino is an advocate of the purposes of the exhibition: to assemble artworks along with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111327

  • Introdução
    Durand, José Carlos Garcia
    1989
    This is the introduction to a book that analyzes the formation of the arts system in Brazil from the late nineteenth century until the 1980s. In principle it discusses the development of the Brazilian art world from the country’s independence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111400

  • Introdução : América Latina : territorialidades e práticas artísticas
    Maria Amélia Bulhões; Kern, Maria Lúcia Bastos
    2002
    In the introduction to their anthology of essays, María Amalia Bulhões and Maria Lúcia Kern explain their goal of assembling works by thinkers who suggested alternatives to the problem of territorializing art practices in Latin America. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808075

  • Julio Le Parc : Comentario a la ponencia de Juan Acha “La cultura industrial y las artes”. Presentado en el encuentro “Artes Visuales e identidad en América Latina” organizado por el Foro de Arte Contemporáneo en la ciudad e México en octubre de 1981
    Le Parc, Julio
    1981
    This analysis refers to the section titled “Los problemas y posibilidades de nuestras artes cultas” [The Problems and Possibilities of our Cultured Arts] from the “La cultura industrial y las artes” [The Industrial Culture and the Arts] paper [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774065

  • L'Invité d'honneur
    Wright, Frank Lloyd
    1932
    This text written by North American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is an account of the days in October 1930 that he spent in Rio de Janeiro, capital of Brazil at the time. Wright was invited to Brazil to participate in the jury to determine which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111001

  • La exposición de carteles revolucionarios en Morelia
    1935
    This document contains a description of the inauguration of the 1935 poster exhibition in Morelia at the Centro Cultural Obrero [The Workers’ Cultural Center], which had previously been expropriated. It reproduces fragments of the speech by Roberto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747837

  • La mirada del viejo mundo hacia el nuevo mundo
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    1994
    In this article, Roberto Pontual ponders the concept of “discovery,” and discusses the development of a Latin American awareness that has been imposed from elsewhere. This external view establishes a sense of foreign domination that sees the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807774

  • La revolución mexicana y los cuadros de la revolución de José Clemente Orozco
    Martínez Ulloa, Enrique
    1929
    Bandera de Provincias [Flag of Provinces] decided that they too would “discover” José Clemente Orozco’s work, and commissioned [Enrique Martínez Ulloa], natural from the state of Jalisco, to provide essays on his painting. The author wrote an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763494

  • Lasar Segall : un punto de confluencia de un itinerario afrolatinoamericano en los años veinte
    Schwartz, Jorge, 1944-
    2002
    This article considers the work produced by the Lithuanian-born painter Lasar Segall as it explores the question of how “Africanism” became part of the local identity in Latin America following the emergence of modernism. Jorge Schwartz [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808033

  • Los artistas son las manos de la divinidad
    Mendoza Rivera, Ignacio
    1952
    Ignacio Mendoza Rivera describes a conversation with José Vasconcelos, the former Minister of Public Education. In this interview, the religious convictions of Vasconcelos emerge through his belief that historically, there had always been a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776604

  • Los pintores comunistas defienden el arte contra los vándalos burgueses
    1924
    The correspondent for The Daily Worker in Chicago creates a context for his readers concerning the formation of a Communist and a revolutionary art in Mexico, which describes on the walls of public buildings the useless life of the upper classes and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764091

  • Los pintores y la arquitectura
    Vasconcelos, José
    1924
    José Vasconcelos, the Minister of Public Education, discusses why he did not take advantage of architects or engineers for projects such as El Estadio [The Stadium] or La Escuela Benito Juárez, a model for schools not just in Mexico, albeit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755323

  • Mameluquices e cabanagens
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    1992
    On the occasion of the XI Salão Arte-Pará held in 1992, Paulo Herkenhoff provides an overview of photography from the Equator region of northern Brazil. He compares the production from the state of Pará and its capital city Belém to that of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111170

  • Manifesto Flami-n’-assu
    Bastos, Abguar
    1927
    This manifesto is a call for (cultural) independence and was written from “a high Amazonian plateau,” in the state of Pará (where the author hailed from). The proclamation uses typical expressions and references the myths, customs, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111436

  • Mostra de arte social
    Machado, Aníbal, 1894-1964
    1935
    This is a speech given by writer Aníbal Machado at the close of the Exposição de Arte Social, which he jointly organized with poet Álvaro Moreyra and artist Tomás Santa Rosa at the Clube de Cultura Moderna in Rio de Janeiro in 1935. Machado [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783982

  • Nationalism and art
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1933
    In the words of Diego Rivera, certain artists made use of the concepts of jingoism and patriotism in a manner that led to the creation of a completely bourgeois art form. He sees, as an example, the ghost of Nazism and the persecution of the Jews in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786563

  • No estamos jodiendo y no es chiste
    Galería Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada
    1985
    This document is a pamphlet promoting an event organized by the MSA (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada) group. The stamp with the logo of the Café de Vicente suggests that the event would take place at that venue. The pamphlet includes the names [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062143

  • Nominalismo, artes plásticas e trópico
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    1980
    According to the Brazilian sociologist, Gilberto Freyre, Franciscan nominalism constituted the scientific training of Europeans, especially the Portuguese. This was particularly true with reference to the fifteenth-century discoveries that led to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075317

  • Nuestras encuestas : la pintura en Latinoamérica : que nos dice Luis Felipe Noé
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1961
    TheBuenos Aires magazine Hoy en la cultura [Today’s Culture] proposes an interview with three basic questions: Mexican Muralism and its continuity, the validity of pre-Columbian culture and folklore for artists, and the local features of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740703

  • 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 antropofago
    Andrade, Carlos Drummond de, 1902-1987
    1954
    Writer Carlos Drummond de Andrade wrote this tribute to Oswald de Andrade, “the poet of anthropophagy,” shortly after his death in 1954. According to the author, Oswald’s cultural philosophy based on the notion of “anthropophagy” puts forth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784839

  • O Brasil que insiste em pintar
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    1928
    In this essay, the poet and writer Manuel Bandeira writes a critical review of the Salão de 1928 exhibition organized by the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes. The review was written to declare his rejection of the academic painters and the faculty of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075573

  • 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

  • O espaço do mito
    Fabris, Annateresa
    1981
    On the basis of a reading of Carl Jung, Annateresa Fabris argues that there are two distinct types of artists: introverts and extroverts. She places Brazilian Wesley Duke Lee in the second category, which includes artists that lose themselves in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111035

  • 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 expressionismo fordista
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1952
    Prompted by the exhibition of work by the North American artist Minna Citron at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Waldemar Cordeiro discusses the historical connection between art and society in the United States. In his opinion, when “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110323

  • O instrumento do fotógrafo ou o fotógrafo-instrumento?
    Flusser, Vilém, 1920-1991
    1982
    In his essay “O instrumento do fotógrafo ou o fotógrafo do instrumento?,” Vilém Flusser sets out to show that it is no longer possible to conceive of the photographic machine as just another instrument of production and to refuse to recognize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110899

  • O painel de Tiradentes
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1949
    In this text, Mário Pedrosa offers a critique of the Tiradentes mural by Candido Portinari, commenting on the event represented and the monumental nature of the work. He analyzes the form and composition of the mural, concluding that it lacks unity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111004

  • 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

  • O Recife e as artes plásticas
    Santos, Marcelo
    1978
    In this overview of the national art scene, Marcelo Santos notes that art in the state of Pernambuco is facing a difficult time, partly as a result of the migration of artists from northeastern to southern Brazil (mainly to São Paulo and Rio de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110815