ICAA Researcher: Diana Briuolo×
  • ¿Qué piensan los misioneros del INBA? : Rina Lazo y García Bustos en Oaxaca
    Tibol, Raquel
    Most of this short article consists of the words of the artist from Guatemala, Rina Lazo—a naturalized Mexican—from an interview with the critic Raquel Tibol. Lazo recalls her training and the reasons she came to Mexico in 1946. At that time, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795102

  • "Gran-boa" asfixia a los escultores mexicanos
    This brief article, illustrated by a large caricature, uses a humorous tone to comment on the disputes generated by the declarations of sculptors, who were unable to reach an agreement. “Instead of joining forces to fight the little dictator who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772048

  • “La Piedad” : un fresco de Rodríguez Lozano en la penitenciaría del D. F.
    Bergamín, José, 1895-1983
    In this article the Spanish writer José Bergamín analyzes the mural, La Piedad [Mercy] that Manuel Rodríguez Lozano painted at the Lecumberri prison in Mexico City. He finds aspects of Lozano’s work within the Hispanic heritage adopted by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789210

  • [Letter] 1958 Oct. 31 [to] Fernando Gamboa, Bruselas
    Cárdenas, Lázaro
    In this brief letter, ex-President Lázaro Cárdenas congratulates Fernando Gamboa for the “message” he sent regarding Mexico by means of the Brussels Pavilion at the International Fair of 1958 which Cárdenas had visited only a few days earlier [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780078

  • Al dictado de la hora
    Nelken, Margarita
    Margarita Nelken reports on the Torres de Ciudad Satélite [Satellite City Towers] project that had been designed in tandem by Mathias Goeritz and the architect Luis Barragán. Although the art critic celebrates the innovative sculptural design of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786746

  • Alfaro Siqueiros funda en México el Centro de Arte Realista Moderno
    Vargas, Elvira
    According to this article, David Alfaro Siqueiros had just founded the Centro de Arte Realista [Center for Realist Art] that was intended to function as a “school” or “institute” in which research into techniques, pedagogical theory, geometry [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786680

  • 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

  • Artes Plásticas: publicaciones de arte
    Fernández Márquez, Pablo
    This article by Pablo Fernández Márquez analyzes the last two publications of the magazine Artes de México (numbers 17 and 18), which was then under the editorial direction of Rafael Salas Anzures. The first of these (17) deals with the pre- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786703

  • Artes plásticas: salón anual de pintura
    Fernández Márquez, Pablo
    The critic here discusses the role of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana (SPM) [Mexican Visual Arts Salon] which, according to him, no longer performs the function for which it was originally created. His remarks are based on his observations of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795164

  • Carta a Diego Rivera
    Rabel, Fanny
    The painter and engraver Fanny Rabel directs an ironic, open letter to Diego Rivera because of the declarations he had made four months earlier in the same publication. [See 794985] In the name of the young generations, Rabel asks Rivera if a change [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795037

  • Cincuenta años de arte moderno
    Suárez, Luis
    The journalist Luis Suárez complains about the selection of paintings made by the “International committee of experts designated by the general commissioners of the Pavilions of certain number of countries with some importance in modern art,” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780074

  • Cuevas el niño terrible : en una ácida carta, traza la caricatura del conformista y se pinta a sí mismo como un francotirador enemigo de la vulgaridad, el adocenamiento y el lugar común
    Cuevas, José Luis
    This text is a transcription of the letter that José Luis Cuevas sent to the Novedades editorial director, Fernando Benítez, and signed in New York on March 20, 1958. Here, the artist says he wished to respond to the “ire” that his previous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772094

  • D' Harnoncourt, un extranjero al que se debe parte del redescubrimiento del arte popular mexicano
    Arguedas, Sol
    This article reports on the Austrian promoter, René d’Harnoncourt, a resident of New York who was then visiting Mexico. It recounts his beginnings in art, prior to his arrival on the American continent, and his subsequent insertion into the local [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786755

  • David Alfaro Siqueiros : la tercera época
    Velázquez Chávez, Agustín
    This article suggests that the paintings David Alfaro Siqueiros produced after 1936—that is, the ones he painted after traveling through South America and the United States—should be classified as being from a “third period.” Most of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789217

  • De la independencia a la revolución
    This article contains concise reports on Mexican history regarding the intellectual ideas that brought about the principle episodes of Mexico’s independent era. After a quick summary of the imposition of Catholicism on the indigenous peoples, it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780066

  • El Antiguo manicomio de San Pedro y San Pablo ha quedado convertido en un edificio escolar
    This article mentions the forthcoming opening of the Escuela n° 6 de la Secretaría de Educación Pública [Ministry of Public Education’s School No. 6] that will be attended by President Álvaro Obregón (1920-24). The building that was once the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786305

  • El arte religioso ¿una utopía?
    Flores Guerrero, Raúl
    In this article, the critic discusses the lack of Mexican innovation in the area of religious art: "we have erected veritable monuments to constructive technique—but not to faith—such as El Altillo [The Heights] or the Medalla Milagrosa [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795147

  • El enriquecimiento de la cultura universal ha sido la principal preocupación del humanismo
    Gamboa, Fernando
    In this article the author reflects upon the humanistic character he attributes to Mexican culture: “Mexico has shown itself to be a country that is especially receptive to assimilating this kind of culture and making its own contributions to it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780051

  • El INBA y la bienal de Venecia ante un fracaso
    García Ascot, José Miguel
    This article is a complaint by José María García Ascot against the authorities of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), which had just published a catalog with an image of the eighteen works sent to represent Mexico in the XXIX Venice [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786688

  • Exposiciones : la de “Arte” y “Libertad”
    Nelken, Margarita
    The critic Margarita Nelken analyzes the success of the show organized at Galería Excélsior under the title Arte y Libertad [Art and Freedom] by the Asociación Mexicana por la Libertad de la Cultura. “The key feature of this exhibition is the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786403

  • Exposiciones : Salón 1962
    Nelken, Margarita
    In this article Margarita Nelken, the critic of Spanish origin, reviews the Salón Anual de Pintura that is taking place at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana (SPM) in Mexico City. After appreciating the work of a few of the exhibitors, the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786415

  • INBA presenta en homenaje a Hoy obras maestras de la pintura mexicana
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    In commemoration of the XV anniversary of the weekly magazine Hoy [Today], the Instituto de Bellas Artes (INBA) suggests the periodical publish a selection of images representing local painting throughout the ages. An article written by the critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786710

  • 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 crítica de José Luis Cuevas levanta una tempestad de protestas : se agita el agua de la pintura mexicana
    Flores Guerrero, Raúl
    A short article in which the critic Raúl Flores Guerrero tries to mediate a dispute among journalists set off by José Luis Cuevas, who has taken a position against muralism. It is a brouhaha that has been already going on for a few months. Flores [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786732

  • La Galería de Antonio Souza : una lección a los burócratas del arte
    García, Socorro
    This article by Socorro García is a review of writer Antonio Souza’s tenure as the owner of the gallery that bore his name in Mexico City. After recounting the beginnings of his career, the journalist states the concerns that led him to open the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786503

  • Los frescos de Xavier Guerrero en Chillán
    This article describes the iconography and the technical resources used by the Coahuila painter, Xavier Guerrero, in his recent mural at the Escuela México in Chillán, “a small village in southern Chile.” The project sponsored by the Federal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789224

  • Los museos deben responder a una realidad nacional
    Tibol, Raquel
    The art critic Raquel Tibol’s review includes statements made by the team working at the Museo Nacional de Antropología [National Anthropological Museum]: Jorge Angulo, Ike Larrauri, and Mario Vázquez. When asked to describe the work with which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786739

  • Los niños en las exposiciones públicas de pintura
    This article reviews the second exhibition of paintings by children at the Escuelas al Aire Libre [Open Air Schools] run by the Secretaría de Educación Pública [SEP, Ministry of Public Education]. The exhibition was held at the Palacio de Minería [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799516

  • Los tejidos guatemaltecos
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    This essay presents a dense description of the clothing of certain indigenous groups in Guatemala. The writer describes, as far as possible, the fabrics used in different garments in a country where "indigenous people are still of pure stock in many [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789203

  • MacKinley Helm y el apogeo del arte pictórico mexicano
    Toro, Oliverio
    With this article, the journalist celebrates the recent publication of MacKinley Helm’s book Modern Mexican Painters in the United States. His review describes the book as the most complete panorama of Mexican painting: “no other writer that we [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786287

  • Programa museográfico presentado por Fernando Gamboa a la consideración del Lic. Gilberto Loyo, Secretario de Economía
    Gamboa, Fernando
    The twenty-one-page program presents Fernando Gamboa’s initial ideas on how to represent Mexico at the 1958 Belgium world exhibition, the same that centered on the theme of a “second Industrial Revolution”: one of nuclear energy. The curator [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789346

  • Respuestas a la carta de Cuevas
    Tibol, Raquel
    Art critic Raquel Tibol questions the writer Luis Cardoza y Aragón and four artists from the second generation of the Mexican School of painting–Raúl Anguiano, Alberto Beltrán, Leopoldo Méndez, and José Chávez Morado—about the letter signed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772083

  • Se va a instalar un Salón de cartografía en el museo del Edo.
    This article reports on the activities at the Museo Regional del Estado de Jalisco [Regional Museum of the State of Jalisco], in Guadalajara. Among other news, it mentions the creation of a Sala de Cartografía [Cartography Room] that displays an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786316

  • Siqueiros y los Rojos pueden pintar propaganda rusa pero en sus casas
    This article reports on the "judicial inspection" of Historia del teatro en México [History of the Theater in Mexico], the mural painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the foyer of the Jorge Negrete theater, which belonged to the Asociación Nacional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786763

  • Siqueiros- una amenaza para el muralismo mexicano es la destrucción de los murales de Camarena
    Castro, Rosa
    As vice-president of the Frente Nacional de Artes Plásticas (FNAP) [National Front for the Visual Arts], David Alfaro Siqueiros makes the latest resolution of the group known. To wit: “to immediately initiate a national campaign directed at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795156

  • Todo han querido hacer con el arte abstracto menos entenderlo
    García, Socorro
    This article by Socorro García is a theoretical analysis of abstract painting from its beginning in France with Paul Cézanne. The journalist defends abstraction, starting with the idea that a painting can be reduced merely to the relation between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786695

  • Yucatán : una exposición de Bellas Artes
    This article reprints a report published in Yucatán Gráfico magazine that describes recent activities of the local visual arts milieu. Following the creation of the Escuela de Bellas Artes [School of Fine Arts] in the state of Yucatán by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799489