Creator: Contramaestre, Carlos×
  • Ancestros : tres tallistas populares venezolanos
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    This essay by Carlos Contramaestre, “Ancestros: tres tallistas populares venezolanos,” was among those published in his book Poética del escalpelo. Contramaestre briefly describes the careers of three traditional artists from the Andean region [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165597

  • El reino de Juan Félix Sánchez
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    This is Carlos Contramaestre’s account of his mule-back ride from San Rafael de Mucuchíes (in the state of Mérida) to El Potrero, at an altitude of four thousand meters, to meet Juan Félix Sánchez, the blanket weaver, sculptor, and architect. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157888

  • Encuentro con Antonio José Fernández
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    This short text was written [in 1965] to introduce the recently discovered Venezuelan popular artist Antonio José Fernández, known as “the man with the ring.” The writer Carlos Contramaestre describes the working environment and strange [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102063

  • Josefa Sulbarán : conciencia y sueño de los campos andinos
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    In this article, the painter and critic Carlos Contramaestre writes about the Venezuelan folk artist Josefa Sulbarán, explaining how she got her start and describing the environment in which she trained as a painter. The critic explains how Sulbará [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158120

  • Los tumorales I y II
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931; Contramaestre, Carlos
    This introduction to Carlos Contramaestre’s exhibition Los Tumorales is divided into two parts: the first was written by the artist himself and the second by Juan Calzadilla (both were members of the El Techo de la Ballena group). In his section, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097559

  • Salvador Valero : El último imaginero
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    Carlos Contramaestre, a member of the El Techo de la Ballena group, reviews the life and work of the Venezuelan painter, photographer, and writer Salvador Valero. He discusses Valero’s rural origins, his early introduction to drawing and painting ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157904

  • Universo sígnico y espacio sagrado en la pintura de Manuel Quintana Castillo
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    The visual artist Carlos Contramaestre begins his essay by describing the emblematic role that Cúpira, the work by Manuel Quintana Castillo (1928?2016), played in the evolution of Venezuelan art. He then discusses the artist’s studies, his first [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156135