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Name Descriptor: Nel Gómez, Pedro, 1899-1984×
  • 4ª conversación. Septiembre de 1956
    Correa, Carlos, 1912-1985
    1998
    This document is a dialogue maintained between the Colombian artists Carlos Correa and Pedro Nel Gómez, in September 1956. The conversation expresses both artists’ critical view of abstract art as well as some of the works created in that style. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092638

  • Arte y Política
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    1974
    In this text, Colombian art critic Eduardo Serrano—curator of the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá—presents the exhibition Arte y Política held at that institution in 1974. Serrano asserts that politics is more than a recurring theme in the work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093510

  • Avalúo de los frescos no. 9, 10 y 11
    Cano, Antonio José, 1874-1942; Gómez Agudelo, Francisco, 1867-1938
    1937
    This document includes the expert appraisal report of the eleven murals that artist Pedro Nel Gómez painted from 1935 to 1937 at the new Medellín City Hall. The Medellín City Council had commissioned Colombian writers Efe Gómez and Antonio J. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089705

  • Carlos Correa, pintor de la vida
    Uribe Piedrahita, Cesar
    1938
    Scientist and humanist César Uribe Piedrahita delivered this speech at the opening of the 1938 exhibition of painter Carlos Correa held at the Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros [Colombian Society of Engineers] in Bogotá. Uribe Piedrahita described [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098176

  • Colón disfrazó de caníbales a los indígenas, porque era un genio de la publicidad! : Gabito
    García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
    1977
    This text by Gabriel García Márquez published in the weekly cultural supplement to the Cali-based newspaper El Pueblo is the prologue to the portfolio Graficario de la Lucha popular en Colombia (1977). In his critical analysis of ways of disguising [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099741

  • Cuba Colombia : raíces comunes
    Corporación Prografica (Cali, Colombia)
    1978
    This text introduces the print portfolio, Cuba-Colombia, raíces comunes [Cuba/Colombia, Common Roots], the second work of the Corporación Prográfica [Prográfica Association] (Cali, Colombia)—after El graficario de la lucha popular en Colombia [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098961

  • Débora Arango, una discípula del Expresionismo : una artista colombiana
    1940
    This is an interview, complete with editorial comments, that was published in the newspaper El Heraldo de Antioquia on the occasion of the exhibition of works by the Colombian painter Débora Arango in Bogotá in 1940. Arango mentions the reactions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099456

  • Discurso : leído por D. Pedro Nel Ospina en el concierto celebrado en beneficio del pintor Francisco A. Cano
    Ospina, Pedro Nel, 1858- 1927
    1899
    This unusually incisive and analytic speech given by Pedro Nel Ospina at the concert held in Medellín in 1898 to support painter Francisco Antonio Cano demonstrates the social situation of the artist from the Antioquia region at the turn of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100252

  • El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1978
    “El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana” [The Americanism of the 1940s and the New Colombian Avant-Garde], an essay by the historian Álvaro Medina, published in 1978, discusses the artistic languages inspired by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094332

  • El arte de la violencia : nunca la imaginación supera su crudelísima realidad
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    1984
    In this article, critic Germán Rubiano Caballero introduces a group of Colombian artists born in the first half of the twentieth century. To place these artists in the international context of Western art history, Rubiano Caballero associates them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093642

  • El arte no tiene que ver con la moral, afirma Débora Arango
    1984
    In this interview with Débora Arango Pérez by an anonymous journalist for the liberal Medellín-based newspaper El Diario, the artist discusses certain aspects of her life. She also explains her ideas about the nude genre and the relationship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100236

  • El arte y la violencia bipartidista
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1999
    Curator and historian Álvaro Medina wrote an essay that addresses the socio-political and aesthetic history of Colombia during the second half of the 20th century. One section of the essay, “El arte y la violencia bipartidista,” deals with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132272

  • El artista Pedro Nel Gómez
    1934
    A journalist who signs “Dr. Equis” (Dr. X) interviews Colombian painter Pedro Nel Gómez on the occasion of his solo exhibition in Bogotá. Nel Gómez voices his complete lack of interest in nationalism of any sort, and asserts that the idea of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087910

  • El precio de la patria : Pedro Nel Gómez 1899-1984
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    1984
    In this article, Colombian artist and critic Beatriz González Aranda reclaims the mural work of Pedro Nel Gómez, thus adding it to the current reinterpretation of the muralist movement in Latin America. The article was written in six parts, giving [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858134

  • El salón de pintores antioqueños
    Piedrahita Cardona, Jaime, 1930-
    1950
    In October 1950, a painting exhibition was held in Medellín on the occasion of a “civic week”; a number of artists from the Antioquia region participated in the event. According to the author of this article, Jaime Piedrahita Cardona, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093835

  • Exposición de Bellas Artes
    1922
    The anonymous author of this article discusses the pessimism prevalent in a milieu dedicated to “gathering gold” and “displaying its purchasing power.” While the author accepts that economic wellbeing is necessary “for the practice of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100462

  • Exposición de pintura contemporánea : octubre 1948
    Museo Nacional de Colombia
    1948
    [This document includes] a four-page brochure whose first page reads: “Universidad Nacional de Colombia/ Museo Nacional/ Exposición de pintura/ contemporánea/ octubre 1948.” The other three pages contain the names of the artists participating [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868459

  • Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo
    Alvarez D'Orsonville, José María
    1987
    In this interview, originally published in 1956, painter Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo speaks of his childhood and formative years. Regarding his childhood, he reports that with the support of his mother, he started “doodling” at a young age. Indeed, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093465

  • Introducción
    Correa, Carlos, 1912-1985
    1998
    In the introduction to his book, the Colombian artist and critic Carlos Correa mentions several themes that are subtly woven into the texts and reveal a reverent, constant, and excessive admiration for the muralist Pedro Nel Gómez. “When [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093948

  • Introducción
    Zalamea, Jorge, 1905-1969
    1941
    In the introduction to his book “Nueve artistas colombianos” [Nine Colombian Artists], poet and art critic Jorge Zalamea explains the objectives of the publication, and discusses the Colombian art scene of the early forties. Zalamea starts out [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097837

  • La exposición de pintura de Pedro Nel Gómez
    Duque Uribe, Rafael
    1934
    The Colombian art critic Rafael Duque Uribe discusses his impressions of the exhibition of works by the mural painter Pedro Nel Gómez at the central salon of the National Capitol in Bogotá. The artist’s style reminds this critic of the art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089224

  • La figura en la pintura colombiana
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1948
    In this article, the art critic Walter Engel, an Austrian based in Colombia, wrote an overview of how various contemporary artists represent the human figure. To Engel, regarding this genre, in concept “no period or country may claim [it] for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134694

  • La gráfica y la lucha popular en Colombia
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1977
    The text by the art historian and critic, Álvaro Medina, published in the Semanario Cultural [Weekly Arts Section] of the newspaper, El Pueblo in the city of Cali, is the introduction to Graficario de la lucha popular en Colombia [Graphic Portfolio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098886

  • La Pintura de hoy en Colombia
    Traba, Marta
    1960
    The author of this document claims that Colombian painting has no past. According to the Argentine critic Marta Traba, the visual arts produced in Colombia from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century are of no interest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868594

  • La pintura moderna tendrá dos polos en la post-guerra
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1944
    In this short essay, critic Walter Engel attempts to demonstrate that, due to the maturity, breadth, and social content of its painting, Latin America will become a new center for art on a par with Paris. Engel—an Austrian critic who lived in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134710

  • La pintura mural en Medellín : a propósito del fresco de la Caja Agraria
    Jiménez Gómez, Carlos
    1962
    The essayist Carlos Jiménez Gómez interviews Aníbal Gil and provides a detailed profile of the artist on the occasion of his latest mural at the Caja Agraria in the city of Medellín. Jiménez inquires about the “young maestro’s” artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133317

  • Las artes plásticas en Colombia en el siglo XX
    Acuña, Luis Alberto, 1904-1994
    1942
    This article provides a brief overview of Colombian art and a diagnosis of its general state in 1942. Luis Alberto Acuña asserts that Colombian art history can be divided into three distinct periods: the pre-Hispanic, the viceregal, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080462

  • Latinoamérica
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1946
    In the book Problemas sociales en las artes plásticas [Social Problems in the Visual Arts], the critic Walter Engel reviews different periods in the universal history of art, discussing how some cultures and artists depict social issues?such as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094220

  • Los pintores se sublevan contra el fallo del jurado
    López López, Gustavo; Vélez, Eladio, 1897- 1967
    1984
    The decision of the jury at the painting salon presented at the Club Unión in Medellín in November 1939 incited indignation and protest amongst traditional painters from the Antioquia region. The main voices of the traditionalists were Eladio Vé [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100268

  • Pinceles infatigables
    1949
    When he turned fifty, the painter Pedro Nel Gómez was interviewed by an unnamed journalist from the magazine Semana, which published an article on his life and work. He spent his childhood in Anorí (Antioquia), and later began his training as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093145

  • Programa de ciclos audiovisuales durante 1964
    1964
    This foldable brochure summarizes in list form the activities that took place at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (MAM) in 1964, when it was directed by the art critic Marta Traba. The text contains seven headings, each of which is followed by a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093542

  • Rúbrica : antioquia pictórica en 1939
    Mejía y Mejía, José
    1939
    The exhibition of watercolor nudes by Débora Arango created quite a stir in artistic and social circles in Medellín in late 1939. The ultraconservative opinions of the journalist José Mejía y Mejía, writing in the newspaper El Colombiano, did [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093964

  • Rubrica : inexperiencia pictórica frente a una exposición
    Mejía y Mejía, José
    1936
    On the occasion of an exhibition at the Instituto de Bellas Artes de Medellín that included paintings by Colombian artists such as Paulina Uribe de Escobar and Carlos Correa, the journalist José Mejía y Mejía published an article in which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098224

  • Sobre el arte nuevo en la post-guerra : carta a los artistas de América
    Oteiza, Jorge de, 1908-2003
    1944
    In this extensive article, Spanish sculptor Jorge de Oteiza examines the connections between art from the Americas and art from Europe, urging American artists not to fall into a fanatical independence and eschew the essential influence of European [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089675

  • Un fallo saludable
    Vélez, Eladio, 1897- 1967
    1940
    Colombian painter Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo was awarded first prize at the First Salón Anual de Artistas Colombianos held in 1940. In this incendiary text, painter Eladio Vélez—who had previously been embroiled in a heated debate with Pedro Nel G [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094543

  • Una pintora proscrita
    Laverde Toscano, María Cristina
    1986
    By 1986, when this interview was published, artist Débora Arango was in her eighties and afflicted with health problems that prevented her from painting. Despite the fact that she did not grant many interviews due to her failing memory, in this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129942

  • Vigor y optimismo en la pintura nacional : una polémica sobre pintura
    Echavarría, Rogelio
    1949
    This article by Colombian poet and journalist Rogelio Echavarría sparked a controversy on Colombian painting of the time and its role in a broader Latin American art.  The author begins by contextualizing the problem.  According to Echavarría, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091111