Creator: Pontual, Roberto, 1939-×
  • A natureza reposta em arte
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay about Frans Krajcberg—the Polish-born artist who lives in Brazil—the critic Roberto Pontual notes that an essential element in the artist’s work is the connection he makes between nature and art. Pontual, who wrote this essay on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111359

  • Corpos de afago e dor = Bodies of caress and pain
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    Roberto Pontual wrote this text for the catalogue to the show of work by Marcos Coelho Benjamim held in the context of the XX São Paulo Biennial (October 14 to December 10, 1989). According to the critic, the materials and objects in the works on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111211

  • Crise da crise? A resposta também pode ser nossa
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    The art critic Roberto Pontual wrote this text for the exhibition 3x4 - Grandes Formatos organized in 1983 by the Centro Empresarial Rio. The essay’s confessional tone is nuanced by the author’s description of the driving spirit behind the works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110986

  • Do mundo, a América Latina. Entre as geometrias, a sensível
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    This essay posits the concept of “geometría sensível” [Sensitive Geometry] as one of the unitary characteristics of contemporary Latin American art, and notes the growing interest (within the region and further afield) in the art produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771399

  • Em torno do sistema da arte
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    According to the critic and curator Roberto Pontual, 1975 was a turning point that ushered in a period of renewed creative activity in Brazil, as evidenced by the different movements that emerged on the heels of the downturn in art production in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110554

  • Explode Geração!
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In his book Explode[AB1]  Geração! the art critic Roberto Pontual discusses his thoughts on the emergence of the generation that produced an “explosion” of painting in Brazil in the 1980s. Pontual writes in a very personal style, in keeping [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110991

  • Expor : impor ou propor?
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay, the art critic Roberto Pontual points to the emergence of the curator and the “sensationalism” of exhibitions. In his opinion, both started appearing in the 1960s. Pontual tracks the historical development of these issues that led [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110954

  • Imagens da imagem
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay the critic Roberto Pontual discusses the works of Vera Chaves Barcellos, paying particular attention to her thoughts on the subject of prints. He focuses on her work during the 1970s, especially her experiments with a photo-language [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110688

  • La mirada del viejo mundo hacia el nuevo mundo
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    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

  • Notas sôbre a xilogravura popular brasileira
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay the art critic Roberto Pontual discusses xylography, or woodcut printing, describing it as “basic creativity,” a term he considers more appropriate than “folk art.” He notes the lack of studies on the subject and mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111031

  • O hoje do ontem neoconcreto
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay, written for the paradigmatic exhibition Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro na Arte, Roberto Pontual discusses the survival of the Neo-Concrete art movement that existed “officially” for “a little less than two years, from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315192

  • O quase mago Roberto Magalhães
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Pereira, Elisabeth
    This essay, written by the art critic Roberto Pontual, is a biographical and artistic profile of the artist Roberto Magalhães, in which the author underscores Magalhães’ penchant for working independently from his colleagues in the Nova Figura [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111080

  • Os dois Brasis
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    The critic Roberto Pontual reviews Brasil Nativo - Brasil Alienígena, the series of works produced by Anna Bella Geiger. In keeping with the name “Situações Limite” suggested by the artist, Pontual observes how she articulates her attempt to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110617

  • Semana nacional de poesia de vanguarda: comunicado e conclusões
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Morais, Frederico, 1936-; Xisto, Pedro; Leminski, Paulo; Sampaio, Márcio; Araújo, Olívio Tavares de; Santiago, Haroldo; Araújo, Henry Corrëa de; Lucas, Fábio; Parduani, Célio Cesar; Cunha, Ubirasçu Carneiro de; Pignatari, Décio; Pinheiro, Luiz Adolfo, 1940-; Neves, Libério; Campos, Augusto de; Nunes, Benedito, 1929-; Campos, Haroldo de; Avila, Affonso, 1928-; Lima, Luiz Costa, 1937-; Araujo, Laís Corrêa de; Sant'Anna, Affonso Romano de
    There are four subsections in the manifesto written by the Brazilian art critic Roberto Pontual: a) Awareness of the Form (that defines Brazilian poetry as a participating avant-garde whose function is to be creatively critical; b) Communication and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110501

  • Sistema de arte em questão : o que fazer?
    Figueiredo, Aline; Magalhães, Fábio; Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-; Resende, José; Araújo, Olívio Tavares de; Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Loio-Pérsio, 1927-2004; Geiger, Anna Bella; Abramo, Radha; Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    The magazine Arte Hoje published a dossier of brief texts by Brazilian critics Aline Figueiredo, Aracy Amaral, Radha Abramo, Frederico Morais, Olívio Tavares Araújo, and Roberto Pontual; and by artists José Resende, Loio Persio, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111082

  • Um panorama brasileiro
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Araújo, Olívio Tavares de; Sampaio, Márcio; Câmara Filho, João, 1944-; Figueiredo, Aline
    The authors of this jointly-written article were the consultants for Arte Agora I - Brasil 70-75, the exhibition organized by the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro in 1975. The art critics Roberto Pontual, Olívio Tavares Araújo, Márcio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110604

  • Valtércio Caldas : luz e enigma
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this article about Valtércio Caldas, Roberto Pontual discusses the artist’s methods and the universe he has explored in his work since his 1973 exhibition at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro). Pontual describes the enigmatic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110563