ICAA Researcher: Álvaro Medina×
  • Algo sobre fotografía
    Ramos, Luis Benito, 1899-1955
    In this theoretical essay written for the magazine Revista Pan, the Colombian photographer Luis B. Ramos rates “Beauty” as the only goal worth pursuing in life. In his opinion, that pursuit should be unfettered by any particular technique, though [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860264

  • Avalúo de los frescos no. 9, 10 y 11
    Cano, Antonio José, 1874-1942; Gómez Agudelo, Francisco, 1867-1938
    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

  • Cartel sobre la discreción de I. Gómez Jaramillo
    Owen, Gilberto, 1904-1952
    This document reproduces the introduction to Colombian painter Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo written by poet and critic Gilberto Owen on the occasion of Gómez Jaramillo’s first solo exhibition in Bogotá (1934). Owen’s text mentions the revelatory [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089690

  • Clasicismo, romanticismo y academicismo
    Zalamea, Jorge, 1905-1969
    This is the text of the lecture given in October 1934 by the writer Jorge Zalamea at the Teatro Colón in Bogotá on the occasion of the exhibition of works by the painter Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo. The essay begins with a general discussion on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089276

  • El artista Pedro Nel Gómez
    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 expresionismo como síntoma de pereza e inhabilidad en el arte
    Gómez, Laureano, 1889-1965
    The article “El expresionismo como síntoma de pereza e inhabilidad en el arte” [Expressionism as a Symptom of Laziness and Inability in Art] expresses the opinion held in traditional political circles in Colombia concerning avant-garde modern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089142

  • La actual desviación de la cultura humana
    Jiménez López, Miguel
    In 1934, conservative leader Miguel Jiménez López delivered a speech to the Colombian Senate that is reproduced in this article from Revista Colombiana (1933–43). In it, the politician proposes “a fierce turn to the right.” He levels harsh [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860284

  • La aparición de “los bachues”
    Achury Valenzuela, Darío
    In his column “Marginario fugaz” [Fleeting Notes from the Margin], the young Colombian writer, Darío Achury Valenzuela, reports on the formation of the group, Los Bachués. This document is an invitation to young adults in their thirties to work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1074762

  • La exposición de pintura de Pedro Nel Gómez
    Duque Uribe, Rafael
    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 pintura de Gómez Jaramillo
    Vidales Jaramillo, Luis, 1900-1990
    The critic Luis Vidales Jaramillo reviews the fresco La liberación de los esclavos [The Freeing of the Slaves] by Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo at the National Capitol of Colombia. Vidales Jaramillo considers it a successful work because it expresses “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089251

  • López tratará de extender a esta nación el espíritu de la Revolución Mexicana
    In his capacity as President-elect of Colombia, Alfonso López Pumarejo traveled to Mexico in July 1934—when Lázaro Cárdenas was making a run for the presidency—to learn more about recent Mexican social and political innovations. Enthused by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089308

  • Los frescos
    This anonymous article published in the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo reports the decision of the Bogotá City Council to “condemn” the frescos by Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo in the Colombian Capitol. The column asserts that, while the controversial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081011

  • Luis B. Ramos
    Pan magazine (1935–40) published a Spanish translation of a text written by Werner Suhr, who was the director of Gebrauchsgraphik, which introduced the Colombian photographer Luis B. Ramos to the German public. Suhr describes the Colombian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075878

  • Luis B. Ramos
    Painter and photographer Luis B. Ramos’s obituary in the newspaper El Tiempo evidences the great esteem felt for the most beloved photographer in Colombia during the mid-1950s. The text recounts that when Ramos returned from Paris he asserted the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081238

  • Luis B. Ramos juzgado por el "Gebrauchsgraphik"
    Suhr, Werner
    In January 1938 the German magazine Gebrauchsgraphik published eight photographs of the Colombian painter and photographer Luis Benito Ramos with a brief introductory article, an exceptional achievement for a local artist. This prompted the publisher [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089168

  • Nacionalismo en la estética y en el pensamiento
    Arango Ferrer, Javier (1905-1984)
    In this essay written for Revista Colombiana, the art critic Javier Arango Ferrer declares himself to be in favor of nationalism. He carefully and shrewdly reviews the works of the sculptors Rómulo Rozo and Marco Tobón Mejía, and the painter Marco [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089193

  • Se solicita el retiro de los cuadros del capitolio
    This document outlines the reasons that the Bogotá City Council approved sending a request to the federal government asking that the murals by Colombian painter Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo at the Capitol be “taken down or replaced.” Gómez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079953

  • Tipos boyacenses
    Ramos, Luis Benito, 1899-1955
    This document is an excellent example of the sort of work produced by Colombian photographer Luis B. Ramos, author of many works of photojournalism. The article includes five photographs of peasants from the Department of Boyacá, Colombia, and a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089729