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  • ¿El abandono de su tradicional plataforma ideológica servirá a la pintura mexicana?
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    In this short article by Antonio Rodríguez, the art critic shows his support for an article published in the previous issue of the journal Espacios by the artist Roberto Berdecio, in defense of “social painting.” Rodríguez believes that “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799572

  • ¿Son inmorales estas pinturas? Los murales del pintor González Camarena en el edificio Guardiola actualizan la debatida cuestión de la moral en el arte
    Rodríguez, Antonio
    The critic Antonio Rodríguez uses this article to defend the murals painted by Jorge González Camarena in the main hall of the Edificio Guardiola, in the center of Mexico City. The author believes that the short newspaper article calling for these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804294

  • Advertencia preliminar
    Nelken, Margarita
    This document is the first section of Margarita Nelken’s book Pintores de México [Painters of Mexico], which she wrote by commission of the Secretaría de Educación Pública [SEP, Ministry of Public Education]. Nevertheless, it was never [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791990

  • Alegorías de la opulencia y la miseria : el primer fresco de Ángel Zárraga pintado en México
    Monferrer, Ulises
    This short article covers the opinions of the painter Ángel Zárraga on mural painting, given his recent work decorating the bar of the Club de Banqueros at Edificio Guardiola in the historic center of the Mexican capital. This is the first fresco [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804309

  • Arte : Antonio Ruiz
    Izquierdo, María
    María Izquierdo undertakes an assessment of the pictorial artwork of Antonio Ruiz, known as El Corcito. She addresses both the small format and meticulous technique used by the artist as well as his inventive motifs. After describing several of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804343

  • Arte : La pintura mural de Xavier Guerrero en Chillán
    Izquierdo, María
    María Izquierdo describes the customs of the inhabitants of the small mining village of Chillán, Chile, which was damaged by a strong earthquake in January 1939. Mexico declared its support for Chile, presenting Chillán with the construction of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804354

  • Arte : Las galerías de México y el Salón 1941
    Izquierdo, María
     María Izquierdo addresses two topics in this short article. She analyzes the characteristics of the five most important galleries in Mexico City: the one at the University, Galería Espiral, Galería de Arte y Decoración, Galería de Arte María [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804323

  • Arte y artistas : Se inaugura en París la Exposición de Arte Mexicano
    Nelken, Margarita
    This short article by the art critic Margarita Nelken comments on the recent inauguration in Paris of the traveling exhibition of Mexican art with work ranging from the pre-Columbian period up to the date of the article. She describes the artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 793200

  • Concurso de pintura tema : “La Madre” : Convocatoria
    The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) and the Organizing Committee of the III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ginecología y Obstetricia [3rd Latin American Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference] organized an art contest as one of the cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775015

  • Crítica a la crítica del Arte : A propósito de un reciente artículo de Margarita Nelken sobre la obra total de Diego Rivera
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In his long essay, Siqueiros defends Diego Rivera’s work in response to Margarita Nelken’s article on the latter’s retrospective exhibition at Bellas Artes published in the latest issue of Cuadernos Americanos. He accuses Nelken of being “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774903

  • Critica el pintor Matisse las teorías que sobre arte ha externado Diego Rivera
    Matisse, Henri
    The legendary French painter, Henri Matisse, who was in New York in the early 1930s, disagrees “with the theories on art set forth by Diego Rivera.” Confronting the Mexican painter’s declarations in favor of work with “political” content, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798405

  • Cuevas ataca el realismo superficial y regalón de la escuela mexicana
    Cuevas, José Luis
    This letter by José Luis Cuevas, sent from Philadelphia, was published in the newspaper Novedades on February 15, 1958. The missive is a response to an article by Andrés Henestrosa published three weeks earlier. Here, Cuevas defends German [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772074

  • De la crítica, los críticos y las artes plásticas
    Tibol, Raquel
    In this article, Raquel Tibol, an Argentine journalist living in Mexico, interviews the person she considers to be the “maximum official authority” in the field of local art criticism: Justino Fernández, director of the Instituto de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775093

  • De miércoles a miércoles
    Nelken, Margarita
    This article announces a new column in the magazine Hoy that will feature “weekly comments from the desk of a Mexican diplomat who, for obvious reasons, wishes to remain anonymous.” Covering each of the days of the previous week, the author of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783845

  • Desde Burdeos : México es siempre un éxito en Francia
    Guereña, Jacinto Luis
    This article describes the activities in the French city of Bordeaux during “Mexican Week,” the event that was sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes [INBA, National Institute of Fine Arts] and organized to present exhibitions of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786488

  • Diego Rivera
    Poniatowska, Elena
    Less than a month after the death of Diego Rivera, the journalist and author Elena Poniatowska interviewed some of Rivera’s closest friends, colleagues, and family members, with the objective of recording their memories of the artist. Poniatowska [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786461

  • El arte en México
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    This is one of the articles written by Almagre in response to Margarita Nelken’s piece on Diego Rivera published in Cuadernos Americanos [American Notebooks]. He accuses her of “bad faith and myopia,” and of exerting her influence through a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774884

  • El arte mexicano contemporáneo en Francia
    Michot, Albert
    This is a review of the exhibition of modern Mexican art that the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes [INBA, National Institute of Fine Arts] sent to Bordeaux, France; it was subsequently shown in Paris and Milan, Italy. Jaime Torres Bodet, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786478

  • El balance de un año de labor artística : Ángel Zárraga y su actuación en México
    Núñez y Domínguez, José de Jesús
    The writer José Núñez y Domínguez interviews the painter Ángel Zárraga about his first year back working in Mexico after almost four full decades in Europe. The artist would respond with pride, saying “my days have been filled with great [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798269

  • El espejo indiscreto : Palabras de Alfred Barrh jr.
    Referring to the recent visit to Mexico in the early 1940s of Alfred Barr, director and founding father of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the writer notes Barr’s surprise when he found out that Mexico did not yet have a similar institution. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798420

  • El Museo de arte Moderno : Hay de todo como en la botica
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    Critic Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna reviews the content of the newly opened Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. After several visits to take in the breadth of the collection, he concludes that the Mexican painting section [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798315

  • El Museo de Arte Moderno ¿tiene algo que ver con la pintura mexicana?
    Olivo, Francisca
    Given the recent re-opening of the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the writer Francisca Olivos asks and, at the same time, answers: “Does it respond to Mexican painting as we know it and as it has been until now? [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798302

  • El pintor muralista Fernando Leal
    Izquierdo, María
    This short article discusses the mural work of Fernando Leal, who has just completed the fresco El triunfo de la locomotora [The Triumph of the Locomotive] at the railroad station in San Luis Potosí. The writer painter María Izquierdo is amazed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799507

  • El pintor O´Gorman pidió amparo ayer contra una disposición de S.C.O.P.
    This article lists the reasons why the painter Juan O’Gorman filed an appeal with the Second Court of the Federal District (Mexico City). His goal was to lift the censorship on the murals he had painted in the waiting area of the Benito Juárez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798415

  • El primer Salón Nacional de Pintura : Pintura, Política y otros primores
    Felguérez, Manuel, 1928-
    In this article the abstract painter and sculptor Manuel Felguérez reviews the Primer Salón Nacional de Pintura[First National Salon of Painting] that included a great number of artists from all the aesthetic trends. The Zacatecan artist notes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 793207

  • En busca de la nacionalidad
    Chávez Morado, José, 1909-2002
    This article, written by the painter José Chávez Morado, amounts to a declaration of principles of the so-called movement Arts Integration: “We [artists and architects] must develop our plans together, we must unite to work out what is truly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799560

  • En torno de la dirección de Bellas Artes
    Nelken, Margarita
    This article wonders about the new slate of directors that will take over at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) during the new administration under President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (1952-58). Though the article praises the accomplishments of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774986

  • Etapas de la formación de Diego Rivera
    Nelken, Margarita
    This is a review of the exhibition Diego Rivera. 50 años de su labor artística [Diego Rivera: 50 Years of Artistry], held at the Museo de Artes Plásticas in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and which analyzed the aesthetic “influences” of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774822

  • Exposición de Bruselas
    Pallares, Eduardo
    This is an article based on a letter received by the reporter Eduardo Pallares from the writer and politician Enrique Delhumeau, who visited the 1958 Brussels Expo. In the letter he says “what others are whispering”: “The expo objectives that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772055

  • Exposición Universal e Internacional de Bruselas 1958
    Gamboa, Fernando
    This document is a “summary of the planning, organization and installation” contained in Fernando Gamboa’s curatorial script. It lists the pre-Hispanic, colonial, contemporary, and folk art works that were exhibited in the show’s different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780061

  • Exposiciones : la de Vicente Rojo
    Nelken, Margarita
    This article reviews the second solo exhibition of Vicente Rojo held at the Galería Proteo under the title Presagios [Omens], which encompasses the subject matter of his work. Among other omens rendered are those that foretold the Conquest, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795172

  • Gran éxito de México en la feria de Bélgica : Nuestro pabellón clasificado en primer lugar por una revista
    Salado Álvarez, Ana
    This short article features the opinions expressed in the prestigious French magazine ArtsThe Mexican Pavilion received first place, even above the well-advertised exhibition Cincuenta años de arte moderno [Fifty Years of Modern Art], which placed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772060

  • Guía general de los materiales de ilustración de la exposición
    Gamboa, Fernando
    This article is a description of the likely subject matter of the Mexican Pavilion that was to be erected in 1958 for the Brussels World’s Fair. In certain cases the artistic works that might illustrate these pavilions are mentioned; slogans are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780056

  • Guión
    Gamboa, Fernando; Barbachano, Manuel
    This document is the script for the documentary Pintura Mural Mexicana [Mexican Mural Painting], to be produced by Manuel Barbachano Ponce’s company, Tele-producciones. The documentary was made in response to a request from the Instituto Nacional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791962

  • Hacia una nueva plástica integral
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This article by David Alfaro Siqueiros is a theoretical analysis of the Mexican muralist movement, whose principal characteristic (and what differentiated it from the rest of the international trends) was its “functional political purpose.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799548

  • Homenaje a las madres : Todos llenos de técnica : todos faltos de emoción
    Palencia Alvarez Tubau, Ceferino
    The art critic Ceferino Palencia reviews the exhibition at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana [Salon of Mexican Visual Arts], one of three events presented in Mexico City to celebrate Mother’s Day. Twenty-five “accredited” painters were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786470

  • Inés Amor autorretrato de una galería de arte
    Tibol, Raquel
    The Argentine critic Raquel Tibol interviews the director of the Galería de Arte Mexicano [GAM, Gallery of Mexican Art] Inés Amor, and they discuss the early days of the gallery, which opened twenty-one years earlier. The interview highlights the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786445

  • Inquietudes : Expansión de la obra de arte
    Nelken, Margarita
    This article celebrates the first anniversary of Páginas de Artes Plásticas [Visual Arts Page], the Sunday section of Excélsior where Margarita Nelken contributes a regular column. She muses on “what a page like this can, and should, do in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774968

  • Jalisco se reivindica
    Blanco Moheno, Roberto
    This article is a review of the exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century Jalisco painting that took place at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in the capital of Mexico. The exhibition included works by José María Estrada, Dr. Atl, Roberto Montenegro, José [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804384

  • Jean Cassou presentación y diálogo
    Tibol, Raquel
    The director of the Musée d’Art Moderne (MAM) in Paris, Jean Cassou, was in Mexico to supervise an exhibition of contemporary French art to be shown at the Sala Nacional del Palacio de Bellas Artes. Interviewed by Raquel Tibol, Cassou gives his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794951

  • José Luis Cuevas : II
    Poniatowska, Elena
    In this interview José Luis Cuevas recalls the early days of his professional career and his successes abroad. In passing, the artist mentions having seen Mexican painting selling at very low prices on a recent visit to the United States, “a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775043

  • Junto a la tumba de Ramos Martínez
    Nelken, Margarita
    In this article, the author Margarita Nelken recalls her meeting in Madrid with the Mexican painter Alfredo Ramos Martínez who had at the time organized an exhibition of works produced by the Escuelas de Pintura al Aire Libre [Open-Air Painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774847

  • La destrucción de las pinturas de Camarena : Savonarola entre los banqueros: Petición al Licenciado Álvarez Acosta
    Anzures, Rafael
    This article denounces the demolition of the murals Jorge González Camarena painted in 1941 at the Guardiola building in Mexico City. According to the author, the two panels that composed La vida [Life] were destroyed on July 29of 1957: one day [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795136

  • La exposición de arte mexicano en Estocolmo
    Nelken, Margarita
    This short article revolves around the events surrounding the Exhibition of Mexican Art with work that ranged from pre-Columbian times up to the date of the article. Organized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), it was about to be shown [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 793194

  • La imagen de México en Bruselas es la de un país que ha trabajado mucho por salir de la miseria y de la esclavitud
    Poniatowska, Elena
    This review by Elena Poniatowska describes the contents of the Mexican Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, focusing especially on the works of art exhibited. Underscoring the topic by using bold letters, the author of the article speaks in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780082

  • La obra de Montenegro
    Fernández, Justino
    This short article reviews the career of the artist from Jalisco, Roberto Montenegro. In Justino Fernández’s opinion, Montenegro is characterized by his “sensitivity to change, enticed by motion.” With these words, the historian celebrates the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804401

  • Los frescos de Guardiola son realmente inmorales
    Nájera, Julio C.
    This is a letter of complaint sent by Julio C. Nájera to El Universal. His subject is the paintings of Jorge González Camarena, which the sender judges “immoral” due to the enormous nudes rendered in the paintings. Nájera believes that certain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798279

  • Los pintores realistas deben buscar otras formas de expresión aunque se expongan a ser llamados "traidores a la patria"
    García, Socorro
    Regarding the exhibition and awards of the I Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado [First Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking] (1958), the criticism by the journalist Socorro García is negative, especially with respect to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786721

  • Los resultados del premio Paul Westheim de crítica de arte
    This brief article reports the results of the contest announced in late March by the supplement, México en la culturaFirst prize was awarded to Jorge Alberto Manrique, who wrote an analysis of a painting by Juan Soriano, La madre. Second prize went [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775032

  • Margarita Nelken contesta al pintor David Alfaro Siqueiros un artículo : Lamenta que se pretenda hacer de un solo pintor la representación del Arte de México
    Nelken, Margarita
    In this interview, Margarita Nelken, the Spanish critic, reacts to the opinions expressed by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Nelken defends her comments concerning the lack of innovation in Diego Rivera’s art, and says that it is regrettable to attempt to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774948