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  • [Discurso de inauguración de la Exposición de Bellas Artes en la Celebración del Centenario]
    Marroquín Osorio, José Manuel, 1874-
    This document reproduces the speech given by priest and historian José Manuel Marroquín Osorio at the opening of the exhibition of fine arts on the occasion of the celebration of the centennial of Colombian independence—Celebración del Primer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093433

  • [En la forja de América...]
    Gamio, Manuel, 1883-1960
    The prologue to Forjando patria: pro nacionalismo, published in 1916 by leading Mexican anthropologist and archaeologist Manuel Gamio, compares the forging of metal out of an amalgam of bronze and steel to the ideal societal intermixing of Mexicans [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125463

  • [Letter] 1913 Noviembre 11, Carlos M. Herrera [to] Martín Lasala, Comisión Directiva del Círculo de Bellas Artes
    Herrera, Carlos María
    As the director of the Círculo de Bellas Artes School in Montevideo, painter Carlos María Herrera wrote this letter to Martín Lasala, the president of that institution’s board, with a number of proposals, chief among them was the elimination of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1230195

  • [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] 1916 Junio 1, Terrasa, España [to] José Enrique Rodó
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This letter from Joaquín Torres García to his Uruguayan compatriot, the renowned writer José Enrique Rodó, suggests that both men agreed on the need to encourage the emerging art in their country by exposing young Uruguayan artists to what was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1247430

  • [Letter] 1916 Marzo 15 [to] José Enrique Rodó
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this letter, Joaquín Torres-García declares his intention to promote contemporary Uruguayan art to European audiences. The objective is to create a program designed to provide scholarships or grants from the Uruguayan government for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1247461

  • [Letter] 1918 April 29, Paris, Francia [to] E. Restrepo
    Tobón Mejía, Marco, 1876-1933
    Written in Paris on April 29, 1918, this letter from sculptor Marco Tobón Mejía to his friend Carlos E. Restrepo reveals the nature of the relationship between the Colombian artist and one of the most important representatives of Colombia’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100365

  • 1917 - Anita Malfatti
    Malfatti, Anita
    In this article written in 1917, Anita Malfatti records her impressions of her travels in the United States and Europe. The Brazilian artist enthusiastically describes the protests prompted by the paintings she exhibited on her return to São Paulo. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780289

  • A arte tradicional no Brasil : a casa e o templo
    Severo, Ricardo, 1869 - 1940
    This landmark manifesto by architect and intellectual Ricardo Severo da Fonseca e Costa (1869–1940) was delivered in São Paolo, Brazil, at the 1914 conference, A Arte Tradicional no Brasil: a Casa e o Templo [Traditional Art in Brazil—The House [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125864

  • A exposição Anita Malfatti
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    This article, published on the last day of the Exposição de Pintura Moderna Anita Malfatti, remarks on the “crowd of onlookers” that had visited the exhibition. The author notes that this painter’s work is as personal as it is modern, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784149

  • A propósito da Exposição Malfatti
    Monteiro Lobato
    The writer Monteiro Lobato serves up a conservative review of the Exposição de Pintura Moderna — Anita Malfatti in a heated attack on avant-garde art, describing the exhibition as being, in his opinion, the work of “people who see things [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784117

  • América monumental : el palacio Posnanski de La Paz
    Castillo, Teófilo
    In this article, Peruvian artist, photographer, and art critic Teófilo Castillo describes the architecture of Lima as deficient, proposing a structure he calls “el Palacio Posnanski” [sic], a home built by the Austrian engineer, amateur [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125752

  • Anteproyecto del monumento que se piensa erigir en la Plaza de Armas a la Revolución Mexicana de 1910-1917
    This document shows an engraving of the preliminary design for the Monument to the Revolution of 1910-1917, in the Plaza de Armas [Main Square] of Mexico City. The equestrian sculpture of Francisco I. Madero will be the main figure that stands out at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739698

  • Arte regional...
    Prates, Homero
    Starting with this issue, working alongside Guilherme de Almeida, Homero Prates assumed the role of literary editor of the journal Panoplia. In his text, Prates points out the nationalist feelings circulating at the time in Brazil. This outlook set a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780547

  • Artes plásticas : la exposición de J. C. Orozco en la Casa “Biblos”
    Cabildo, Raziel
    This article reviews the José Clemente Orozco exhibition that included the paintings belonging to his La casa del llanto [The House of Weeping] series (1911) and others as well. The exhibition took place at the Biblos bookstore, located in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799479

  • Artes plásticas : los pintores jaliscienses : José Clemente Orozco
    Monterde, Francisco
    Fradique’s article, signed in Guadalajara, which is the capital of the state of Jalisco, sets out to review the work of some of the artists from that state. He begins with the “elders”: Dr. Atl, Alfredo Ramos Martínez (sic) and Rafael Ponce de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799498

  • Carta de Figari a Cuneo, publicada en el diario "La mañana" del 25 de Julio de 1918. Las exposiciones Cuneo y Michelana : un juicio del Dr. Figari
    Figari, Pedro, 1861-1938
    Pedro Figari wrote this letter to José Cúneo, who had recently shown his paintings at a joint exhibition with Bernabé Michelena in Montevideo (1918). The letter, published in the newspaper La Mañana, was Figari’s public recognition of the young [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1233819

  • Carta del Dr. Atl a don Federico Gamboa
    Atl, Dr., 1875-1964
    Among descriptions of his affective universe and his hardships, the painter Gerardo Murillo (a.k.a. Dr. Atl) revues some projects that connect him to the French utopian tradition; for instance, either that of an “Integral City” or of an extremist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737633

  • Comentarios sobre el nacimiento de la arquitectura hispano-americana
    Noel, Martín, 1888-1963
    In "Comentarios sobre el nacimiento de la arquitectura hispano-americana," Argentinean architect, art historian, and writer Martín Noel asserts that colonial architecture represents the foundation of the Latin American architectural styles that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125848

  • Conservación de monumentos de Arte : en toda la República se están nombrando inspectores para que se encarguen de su conservación
    The Dirección General de Monumentos [Bureau of Monuments] will perform extensive oversight of all the art monuments distributed on sites throughout Mexico. To that end, it will appoint a number of inspectors in counties, the Federal District and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739358

  • Crónicas : el artista Sabogal
    García y García, Elvira
    This article, written in 1919, was published several months after José Sabogal’s first exhibition due to, as the author explains, “the congestion of opinions, appraisals, and enthusiasm” that circulated at the time. Elvira García y García [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139798

  • Cuáles son los tres mejores cuadros de la exposición
    Barrera, Francisco de
    This is a letter written by Francisco Barrera, a columnist at La Unidad in Bogotá, to Laureano Gómez, in response to his opinion on the best paintings at the Salón de Arte de 1910 [1910 Art Salon]. As his first choice, Barrera chooses and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098796

  • De actualidad : José Sabogal y sus obras
    Castillo, Teófilo
    This article discusses the first exhibition in Lima (at Casa Brandes, in 1919) of the work of José Sabogal, who, after many years of study in Europe and Argentina, speaks out against the prevailing academicism in Peru and the art “of likeness” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139766

  • De arte : palos y palmas
    Castillo, Teófilo
    Sabogal was from the province of Cajamarca but studied in Europe and Argentina; here he is described as a talented painter who was considered “rare” in Lima art circles, so that his emergence in the capital city “will bring light to many.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139667

  • De la exposición : Salón de Bellas Artes : escultura
    This document is an art criticism that examines the sculpture shown at the Salón de Arte de 1910 [1910 Art Salon] in Colombia. The writer begins by discussing the architects of the pavilion where the exhibition was held, even mentioning the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098826

  • De la exposición : salón de Bellas Artes : pintura
    This is an anonymous art-criticism article (by R. M.) about the Salón de 1910 [1910 Salon], published on the first page of the conservative newspaper, La Unidad. The writer begins with the hypothesis that the senses are the essential instrument for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098841

  • El Alma de nuestra Raza y el Folk-lore Artístico
    Quevedo, Francisco
    According to folklorist Francisco Quevedo, a nation’s political life is its superficial existence, which must be transcended by those who wish to understand the innermost life of the people. He advocates immersion in folk art, warning that there is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760499

  • El artista peruano José Sabogal
    Vega Enríquez, Angel, 1875-
    According to the author of this article, José Sabogal’s work is unquestionably “the most serious attempt ever undertaken in Peru to create an essentially national—that is, Peruvian—art.” Noting also that Cuzco is a highly appropriate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139814

  • El Circulo de Bellas Artes
    In this article, written in a journalistic style rather than the academic tone of his lecture (Visiones de Caracas y otros temas, Caracas, 1969), Jesús Semprum describes the establishment of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, in Caracas, founded by “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812183

  • El doctor Atl “tento” al Gral. Esteban Cantú: este rechazó sus proposiciones de rebelión, y ordenó salir a él y a los suyos del territorio nacional: el jefe político del Distrito N. de B. California, niega haber ordenado la compra de aparatos inalámbricos
    Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl) is accused of pretending that General Esteban Cantú, an ardent supporter of President Venustiano Carranza, should rebel against the established government. By denouncing this “attempt” of coup d’état, the General [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739610

  • El doctor Atl triunfa como diputado : venció a sus contrincantes que se presentaron candidatos por el sexto distrito electoral
    This article announces the large number of votes won by Gerardo Murillo (better known as Dr. Atl) compared to his losing opponents Rafael Martínez and Miguel Gómez Noriega, and the many supporters of Porfirio Díaz regime in Mexico City. Mr. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739153

  • El Dr. Atl defiende la credencial : como resultara vencido, la Asamblea lo Despide con un Aplauso de afecto : un fogonazo de magnesio lleva a la Placa fotográfica la figura del Señor Martínez en traje Norfolk
    This article shows how the personalities in arts and politics are intimately linked. The long essay describes the defense that Dr. Atl made of a "seat" in the National Congress. It is about a lawmakers’ bench. In these elections, in spite of having [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739298

  • El escultor Piqueras Cotolí
    Barreda y Laos, Enrique-Domingo, 1879-1944
    The author recalls his visit, three years earlier, to the Academy of Spain in Rome, where, in his judgment, “the inexplicable frivolity and artifice of modern art are halted.” He praises the work of director Eduardo Chicharro, as well as that of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141308

  • El fotógrafo de las Bellas Tapatías
    Zuno Hernández, José Guadalupe
    This important article contributes to an understanding of the development of photography in Mexico, mainly because José G. Zuno’s goal was to show the difference between contemporary photographs and those taken ten years earlier. He mentions how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748518

  • El futurismo : La Última palabra en el Arte
    Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
    This article contains images and commentary on the national exhibition of Futurism that took place in Milan in March of 1919. According to the founding father of the movement, the word “futurista” means “revolucionario, novador [sic], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737403

  • Em prol de uma pintura nacional
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    This article was originally published in the “Lanterna mágica” [Magic Lantern] section of O Pirralho [The Brat], a magazine founded by Oswald de Andrade (in São Paulo, 1912). The article by the young writer lobbies for a “greater expression [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783886

  • En el salón de pintura
    The article “En el Salón de Pintura” [At the Painting Salon] (1919)—published (anonymously) in the magazine El Gráfico—advocates a conversation to review the exhibition organized by the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes [National School of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098257

  • Entrevistas de "El Gráfico" : con el pintor F. A. Cano
    In this little known interview, Colombian painter Francisco Antonio Cano provides an emotional account of his early days in Yarumal, “a village nestled in the mountains of Antioquia [Colombia].” He mentions his early accomplishments in Medellín [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093883

  • Exposición Sabogal : en la Casa Brandes
    According to this article, this exhibition presented people in Lima with a rare opportunity “to see absolutely modern painting,” which prizes “emotive qualities, sincerity, and the power of values” more highly than the typical “familiar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139683

  • Fábrica de colores en la Academia de San Carlos
    This article is a short notice from a newspaper announcing that the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes was then manufacturing excellent paints for watercolors, pastels, oils, and tempera. The announcement came about due to a rise in prices for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739231

  • Guillaume Apolinaire : El Marco Polo del Nuevo Arte
    Vinyes, Ramón, 1885-1952
    In its desire to present the latest news without necessarily taking on a specific stance, the Mexican magazine published an essay by Ramón Vinyes who was from Cataluña. Revista de Revistas broadened its coverage of new art by publishing Guillaume [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737818

  • Habrá clases nocturnas en la Academia de Bellas Artes
    This article, written anonymously, points out the importance of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes for the teaching of drawing and observation perspective for 500 Mexican workers registered in evening classes at the school. The brief report [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739237

  • Horizontes
    Cano, Fidel, 1854- 1919
    In this article, journalist Fidel Cano, founder of the newspaper El Espectador (in circulation in Medellín since 1887) writes enthusiastically about Horizontes [Horizons], an oil painting that Francisco Antonio Cano had made in Bogotá; the work was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097869

  • Ideas y propósitos : palabras de Leoncio Martínez, en la instalación del "Círculo de Bellas Artes"
    This was a speech given by the Venezuelan humorist, caricaturist and journalist, Leoncio Martínez (Leo) (1888–1941) on September 4, 1912. The occasion for Leoncio Martínez’s speech was the opening of El Círculo de Bellas Artes [The Fine Arts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808507

  • Impresiones y comentarios : la exposición de Samys Mützner
    Pocaterra, José Rafael, 1889-1955
    The Venezuelan writer José Rafael Pocaterra reviews his visit to the Romanian painter Samys Mützner’s exhibition at the Club Venezuela, in Caracas, in August 1918. Pocaterra describes the environment at the exhibition and provides a physical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809961

  • Inauguración del monumento : las fiestas de ayer
    Gil Fortoul, José, 1861-1943
    In his speech at the dedication of the monument to the Battle of Carabobo, in El Paraíso, Caracas, the historian and essayist José Gil Fortoul, who at the time was the Minister of Public Education, referred to the decree approved by the Congreso [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101901

  • Industrialización de la América Latina, Autonomía y Regionalismo: Carta abierta dirigida por el Dr. Pedro Figari al Excmo. señor Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay
    Figari, Pedro, 1861-1938
    In March 1919, after the First World War, Dr. Pedro Figari wrote an open letter to the president of the República Oriental del Uruguay, Dr. Baltasar Brum (who held that office twice, from 1919 to 1923, and from 1931 to 1933, when he committed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1181222

  • IV Exposición del Círculo de Fomento de Bellas Artes
    The IV Exposición Internacional organized by the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Montevideo, featuring painting, sculpture, and decorative arts, reflects the institution’s efforts to generate greater visibility in the community. The event’s other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263461

  • La acción : he aquí el programa
    Atl, Dr., 1875-1964
    Signed in September 1914, the short article by Dr. Atl—then director of the Academia de San Carlos—states his opinion about the direction the Academy should take as the Mexican revolution raged around it. “The dilemma I am facing is this: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799527

  • La arquitectura colonial en México
    Acevedo, Jesús T.
    In “La arquitectura colonial en México,” Mexican architect and writer Jesus T. Acevedo casts colonial arts and architecture as the foundation of modern Mexican artistic identity. Acevedo describes the formation of a unique style of colonial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125832