ICAA Researcher: Félix Hernandez×
  • La monstruosidad en el arte
    Gabaldón Márquez, Joaquín, 1906-1984
    1952
    Journalist Joaquín Gabaldon Márquez praises the work La bruja [The Witch] by Oswaldo Vigas, suggesting it is imbued with profound intellectual meaning. He states that the work does not seek to reproduce nature, nor achieve pure abstraction; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850831

  • La nueva figuración
    Páez, Rafael
    1976
    The historian Rafael Páez writes about the artist Armando Barrios in the thirteenth booklet of the collection entitled Pintores Venezolanos. In it we find the text “La nueva figuración” where Páez argues that this pictorial phase, begun in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157952

  • La nueva plástica venezolana
    Mujica, Héctor, 1927-
    1949
    This essay by Héctor Mujica comments on the absence of rigorous and honest art criticism within the Venezuelan milieu. The author assumes a Marxist aesthetic as an analytical framework and applies it to the work of Alejandro Otero. In his commentary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850512

  • La percepción de lo sensible ausente
    Vivas, Zuleiva, 1951-
    1988
    This essay by the researcher Zuleiva Vivas appeared in the catalogue for Antonio Lazo. Sentimiento, Convicción, Vivencias, the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan painter. In her essay—“La percepción de lo sensible ausente”—Vivas provides [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160455

  • La pintura de Armando Barrios
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1977
    The critic Juan Calzadilla wrote one of the introductory essays for the exhibition Armando Barrios: Retrospectiva (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1977). He discusses the painter’s evolution and the artistic language he consistently uses to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163238

  • La pintura de Gabriel Bracho
    Buenaventura, Enrique
    1951
    Enrique Buenaventura reviews and critiques Gabriel Bracho’s first exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. The Colombian playwright identifies the artist as a realist painter who has not yet reached maturity, which is the reason why the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1074240

  • La pintura latinoamericana de Poleo
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    1989
    In this critical essay, historian Juan Carlos Palenzuela discusses what he considers the meteoric rise of the career of Venezuelan artist Héctor Poleo, mentioning specifically the awards he won at a young age, his frequent travels, and his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153867

  • La signología esotérica y la abstracción lírica en la pintura de Alirio Oramas
    Guédez, Víctor
    2006
    This essay was written by the critic Víctor Guédez for Alirio Oramas: del misterio a las revelaciones. Exposición antológica, 1946-2005, the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan visual artist Alirio Oramas. In his essay “La signología esoté [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160519

  • Las apariciones de Salvador Valero
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1981
    Juan Calzadilla’s essay “Las apariciones de Salvador Valero” was one of stories, declarations, poems, and critical writings compiled by Carlos Contramaestre in the book Salvador Valero published by the Museo de Arte Salvador Valero in 1981. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165613

  • Las capillas en nombre de "La virgen de Coromoto y de José Gregorio Hernández" : un análisis multifocal
    Hernández, Félix, 1960-
    2004
    Researcher Félix Hernández wrote this essay entitled “Las capillas en nombre de ‘La Virgen de Coromoto’ y de ‘José Gregorio Hernández’” [Chapels in the name of the Virgin of Coromoto and José Gregorio Hernández’]. It is a multi- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165629

  • Lazo o la nueva ética
    Auerbach, Ruth
    1988
    This text, entitled “Lazo o la nueva ética,” by researcher Ruth Auerbach was featured in the catalogue for Antonio Lazo: Sentimiento, Convicción, Vivencias, an exhibition of work by Venezuelan painter Antonio Lazo (b. 1943). At the beginning of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160471

  • Llenaron ayer las galerías de Bellas Artes concurrentes de todos los sectores sociales : reconocieron un gran contenido a la exposición de Bracho
    1951
    The press release refers to the first exhibition of the work of Venezuelan artist Gabriel Bracho at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The opening featured a large crowd from various segments of society. It reviews the great success in support and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141713

  • Lo permanente
    Guédez, Víctor
    1993
    This text, entitled “Lo permanente,” is the first of three chapters in Víctor Guédez’s book Armando Barrios: Lo permanente, lo novedoso y lo influyente on Venezuelan artist Armando Barrios. In the section “La pintura y la música,” Gué [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158033

  • Los reinos y los sentidos en la obra de Mario Abreu
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1991
    This essay by Roberto Guevara entitled “Los objetos mágicos: la iniciación en una nueva era” was featured in the catalogue to the exhibition Mario Abreu. Pinturas y objetos. Exposición Antológica 1990, held at the Galería Municipal de Arte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157013

  • Los últimos veinte años en la pintura de Héctor Poleo
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    1992
    In this essay on Venezuelan painter Héctor Poleo, historian and critic Francisco Da Antonio focuses on the last twenty years of the artist’s production and ventures a stylistic chronology and interpretation of his art. For instance, he argues that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153932

  • Manuel Quintana Castillo : En la pintura venezolana yo estoy fuera de juego
    1982
    In this interview, visual artist Manuel Quintana Castillo provides an analysis and criticism of the evolution of Venezuelan art. He asserts that the aesthetic values of young artists of the sixties are not as coherent as those of the members of Los [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156039

  • Manuel Quintana Castillo : Visible / Legible
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    1997
    “Manuel Quintana Castillo. Visible/Legible” by Juan Carlos Palenzuela is the introduction to the exhibition catalogue for Manuel Quintana Castillo: Bañarse en el mismo río, which toured internationally. The text begins with an account of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156184

  • Manuel Quintana Castillo una visión retrospectiva
    Guédez, Víctor
    2002
    This essay by Víctor Guédez entitled “Manuel Quintana Castillo: Una visión retrospectiva” was featured in the catalogue for the exhibition La piel del tiempo: Manuel Quintana Castillo, held at the Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional in 2002. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156200

  • Manuel Quintana Castillo: anotaciones para los fragmentos de un muro escrito
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1996
    The essay “Anotaciones para los fragmentos de un muro escrito” by art historian and critic Juan Calzadilla was featured in the catalogue to the show Fuera de juego. Exposición antológica. Manuel Quintana Castillo held at the Fundación Museo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156168

  • Marco Miliani : el sobrio y sabio esplendor
    Balza, José
    2001
    In this text, essayist José Balza places the early work of Marco Miliani in the context of the stimulating artistic and intellectual scene in Venezuela in the fifties and sixties. Balza cites writers and art critics who have followed Miliani’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163302

  • Mauro Mejíaz : La naturaleza sugestiva, la esencia enigmática y la finalidad esotérica del espacio plástico
    Guédez, Víctor
    1984
    In his introduction to the catalogue Metamorfosis encontrada: Exposición individual de Mauro Mejías, critic Víctor Guédez considers the psychological, aesthetic, and formal aspects of the work by Mauro Mejías on exhibition. In Guédez’s view, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160487

  • Museo de Bellas Artes presenta nuevas obras de Gabriel Bracho
    1951
    This text is a review of the well-attended exhibition of work by Gabriel Bracho held at the Salón del Museo de Bellas Artes. The text describes Bracho as a good draftsman and colorist; it addresses his Marxist inclination and concern with social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101886

  • No esta clausurado el Taller Libre de Arte : afirma su director, el profesor Celso Pérez Rodríguez
    Pérez, Celso
    1967
    The deterioration of the site occupied by the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) [(in Caracas)] was evident in this [March 4, 1967] news item. The news piece reported on an order to repair the sanitary facilities and electrical system of the workshop and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167909

  • Obras recientes de Héctor Poleo
    Junyent, Alberto
    1964
    This 1958 review by the Catalan art critic Alberto Junyent of the painter Héctor Poleo’s first exhibition at the Galería Drouant in Paris casts a spotlight on the Venezuelan artist in the French capital. Referring to this event, Junyent takes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153835

  • Óleo / tela
    Stein, Axel
    1982
    This essay by curator and critic Axel Stein was one of the texts featured in the catalogue to Carlos Sosa. Pinturas, an exhibition of work by Venezuelan artist Carlos Sosa (b. 1950). Stein begins with the early stage of Sosa’s production, when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163254

  • Ovalles : la oscura floresta
    Balza, José
    1989
    The essayist José Balza wrote “Ovalles: La oscura floresta,” which appeared among the texts in the catalogue for the exhibition Lenin Ovalles: Flora Full Oil, held in Caracas at the Museo de Arte La Rinconada in September - October 1989. After [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165746

  • Pascual Navarro : De la abstracción a la figuración
    Barceló Cedeño, Cruz
    1994
    Entitled “Pascual Navarro: de la abstracción a la figuración,” this essay by researcher Cruz Barceló (b.1953) was featured in the catalogue to the show Pascual Navarro. Imágenes y percepciones de un tiempo. Exposición antológica 1945-1965, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161780

  • Pascual Navarro : Notas sobre una personalidad controversial
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    1968
    In this text, the critic Francisco Da Antonio reviews an exhibition of drawings by the Venezuelan painter Pascual Navarro held at Galería XX2 in Caracas. The review questions the intrinsic nature of a retrospective exhibition that does not include [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162183

  • Pedro Morales : el hombre y el arte desde la ciencia y la tecnología
    Cárdenas, María Luz
    1995
    In this essay, curator María Luz Cárdenas provides a brief chronological overview of the work of Venezuelan artist Pedro Morales, placing Morales’s production in a timeframe that spans from 1988 to the mid-nineties. During that period, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172004

  • Pintores Venezolanos se retiran de la Bienal de México en protesta por la detención de Alfaro Siqueiros
    1960
    This unsigned newspaper article [dated September 2, 1960,] comments on the detention in México of the painter David Alfaro Siqueiros. As a result, 90 Mexican visual artists withdrew from participating in the Second [Inter-American] Painting and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102412

  • Pinturas topológicas de Quintana Castillo
    Salvador, José María
    1993
    In this text, historian José María Salvador discusses Pinturas topológicas/Superficies activas, asolo show of work by Manuel Quintana Castillo held at Galería Altamira in Caracas in 1993. Salvador focuses on the aesthetic, technical, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156117

  • Poleo y la cultura figurativa de los años cuarenta
    Noriega, Simón
    1983
    “El surrealismo de Poleo” is the third of five chapters in Simón Noriega’s book La Pintura de Héctor Poleo. In the chapter’s third section, entitled “Poleo y la cultura figurativa de los años cuarenta”, Noriega reports that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153776

  • Poleo: la opción simbolista
    Chevalier, Denys
    1968
    In this essay, the art critic Denys Chevalier presents the reasons why he finds the aesthetics of Héctor Poleo’s work similar to those of Symbolism. According to Chevalier, during that period of the Venezuelan painter’s artwork (late 1960s to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162167

  • Qué es el Taller de Arte Realista
    Bracho, Gabriel, 1915-
    1951
    This unsigned article reports on the first exhibition at the Taller de Arte Realista (TAR), presenting drawings and paintings presented in its own studios. Throughout the text, the writer outlines the motivations and positions that govern its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141965

  • Reflexiones sobre el Constructivismo
    Quintana Castillo, Manuel, 1928-
    1982
    Drawn from the content of the three chapters in the book by Manuel Quintana Castillo Cuadernos de pintura, this selection, the text “Reflexiones sobre el constructivismo,” can be found in Chapter III. In it, the essay writer informs us that it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156254

  • Semblanzas de nuestros días en la pintura de Gabriel Bracho
    Lobos, Pedro, 1918-1968
    1951
    According to the essayist Pedro Lobos, the exhibition of works by the young painter Gabriel Bracho represents an evolutionary trend in the history of art in which the subject and its anecdotes play an essential role; the difference being that, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080662

  • Sin Título [Llegó el momento de ordenar el lenguaje universal..."]
    Rafael Pineda, the critic who wrote the preface for this group exhibition of works by members of the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA), sought to organize a universal language of Venezuelan painting. In this text, Pineda points out that the TLA members [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101650

  • Tradición sin servilismo
    Páez, Rafael
    1976
    Historian Rafael Páez writes the thirteenth installment about the collection on Venezuelan painters, which is dedicated to Armando Barrios. The text “Tradición sin servilismo” [Tradition without Servility] was taken from this installment, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157968

  • Una obra, una idea, una personalidad
    Salvador, José María
    1982
    Historian José María Salvador wrote the essay “Una obra, una idea, una personalidad” [A Work, An Idea, A Personality], included among the texts for the exhibition catalogue Lo espiritual en el arte. Juan Félix Sánchez, [Spirituality in Art: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165258

  • Universo sígnico y espacio sagrado en la pintura de Manuel Quintana Castillo
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    1995
    The visual artist Carlos Contramaestre begins his essay by describing the emblematic role that Cúpira, the work by Manuel Quintana Castillo (1928?2016), played in the evolution of Venezuelan art. He then discusses the artist’s studies, his first [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156135

  • Viva memoria de César Rengifo
    Beroes, Pedro
    1981
    In this essay, the writer Pedro Beroes discusses various aspects of the life and work of the Venezuelan painter César Rengifo, focusing on the visual art works he produced in Venezuela, Chile, and Mexico. Beroes mentions the nationalist tone of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141854