Creator: Mendes Monteiro, Murilo×
  • [A ação de Maria como escultora]
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    This essay by Murilo Mendes appeared in the exhibition catalogue for work by the sculptor Maria Martins at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1956. Mendes thinks the uniqueness of her work arises from a confrontation at a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110395

  • [Ismael Nery nasceu em Belém do Pará]
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    In his text on the life and work of Ismael Nery, writer Murilo Mendes asserts that, though Nery was mostly known as a painter, his true focus was philosophy. Mendes provides an overview of Nery’s “essentialism”—a philosophical system he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110383

  • [Terá existido um pintor verdadeiramente surrealista?]
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    This text by writer Murilo Mendes addresses the connections between the work of Brazilian painter Nery and the Surrealist movement. It contains an account of when, in 1927, Nery met Russian painter Marc Chagall and remarks on certain affinities [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110384

  • Almir Mavignier
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    In this text, poet and diplomat Murilo Mendes discusses Almir Mavignier’s poster designs. He comments on the painter and graphic designer’s training as an early student at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, where his teachers included Max Bill and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090273

  • André Breton
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    This text by Murilo Mendes was written on the occasion of the death of French Surrealist writer André Breton in 1966. On the basis of certain encounters he had with Breton in Paris in 1952 and 1953, Mendes makes observations on the work and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110388

  • Lasar Segall II
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    In this article, the writer Murilo Mendes discusses the balance between social content and visual art values he sees in the paintings of Lasar Segall. Mendes underscores the artist’s independence from schools and aesthetic fashions, stating that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110671

  • Nota Liminar
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    This text by noted poet Murilo Mendes presents the book Pintura em Pânico, made of photomontages created by another poet, Jorge de Lima. The author calls the reader’s attention to the challenging nature of the works presented, stating that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110369

  • Recordações de Ismael Nery
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    Brazilian poet Murilo Mendes suggests certain autobiographical—and even religious and philosophical—considerations in the work of Ismael Nery. He cites and remarks on two texts on the painter written by Manuel Bandeira and published in 1929, that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110379

  • Sugestões da Bienal
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    Murilo Mendes submits a very personal review of the Primera Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo in 1951. After several visits, he clearly discerns the creation of “an international visual language.” He also notes the concerns among [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110911