ICAA Researcher: Flavia Marichal Lugo.×
  • [As an artist I'm not responsible to art history]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1980
    In these two brief articles, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, states that he feels no responsibility for art history. In other words, it is the artist’s privilege to call anything he creates whatever he wants to call it. De [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863062

  • [I have always been an artist true to my calling]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this short poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, explains why he has always been an artist, never paying any attention to other people’s opinion [of him]. In the poem, de Romero explains that his dedication is documented [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850581

  • [Let Us Pray]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this short poem, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, criticizes a Christian prayer by repeating “blah, blah, blah, blah . . . ” to show his lack of interest in either prayers or the Ten Commandments. Romero concludes his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854299

  • [Letter, 1970?] Nueva York [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Camnitzer, Luis
    1971
    In this letter, Uruguayan artist and academic Luis Camnitzer tells printmaker Lorenzo Homar that he and the other artists at his New York Graphic Workshop had managed to get the Center for Inter-American Relations to suspend a New York exhibition of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856511

  • [Letter, s.l.] 1977 Marzo 16 [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Tufiño, Nitza
    1977
    In this letter, Nitza Tufiño, the Mexican born Puerto Rican artist, and daughter of the printmaker Rafael Tufiño, tells Lorenzo Homar that the capitalist system gives artists exhibitions, biennials, and museum shows in exchange for their silence. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863556

  • [Letter] 1957 January 27, Puerto Rico [to] los artistas de “El Mirador Azul” sobre el surrealismo y la vida de creación
    Echevarría, José R.
    1957
    This is an essay written by José R. Echevarría about Surrealism and the creative life. He believes that all creative acts are a protest against a “given” reality. He adds that dreams, delirium, fantasy, and memory are all means of accessing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823787

  • [Letter] 1962 March 16, México D.F [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Beltrán, Alberto
    1962
    Mexican artist Alberto Beltrán thanks Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar for sending him the publication Cine y Cultura [Film and Culture]. Beltrán remarks on the method used to illustrate the publication, El corno emplumado [The Plumed Horn], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825550

  • [Letter] 1962 March 22, México D.F [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Beltrán, Alberto
    1962
    In this letter to Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar, Mexican artist Alberto Beltrán comments on the new issue of the publication, El coyote emplumado[The Plumed Coyote], which will cover topics relating to the campaign being waged by right-wing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825623

  • [Letter] 1963 February 5, México, D.F [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Beltrán, Alberto
    1963
    Mexican artist Alberto Beltrán (Mexico City, b. 1923) informs Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar that he is retiring from journalism, and his editorial responsibilities at the supplement to El Día newspaper, El Gallo Ilustrado, in order to spend [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824131

  • [Letter] 1963 Octubre 30, México, D.F. [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916 - 2011
    1963
    In this letter, José Antonio Torres Martinó tells Lorenzo Homar that the Mexican artist Alberto Beltrán greatly enjoyed the book that Homar had sent him, and would like to publish it in El Gallo Ilustrado, the supplement put out by El Día (a left [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863651

  • [Letter] 1968 Abril 12, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916 - 2011
    1968
    The Puerto Rican artist and critic José A. Torres Martinó writes to Lorenzo Homar to tell him that he will try to raise the necessary fundsto meet him in Europe. Torres Martinó then continues bringing Homar up to date on what their colleagues [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863594

  • [Letter] 1968 Enero 30, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916 - 2011
    1968
    The Puerto Rican artist and critic José A. Torres Martinó writes to Lorenzo Homar to describe the technique that was used to remove the tiles of the mural installed in the pool area of El Escambrón (the project was undertaken in 1966), and how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863575

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 29, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916 - 2011
    1968
    The Puerto Rican artist and critic José A. Torres Martinó writes to Lorenzo Homar to tell him that he will soon be reinstalling the mural tiles that were originally installed in 1966 in the recreation area at El Escambrón. Torres Martinó refers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863613

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 4, Londres [to] José A. Torres Martino
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1968
    Lorenzo Homar, who was on a yearlong European sabbatical, writes to the Puerto Rican artist and critic, José Antonio Torres Martinó, with a summary of recent events. Homar explains that the glue used for the murals at the Olympic Pool at El Escambr [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863537

  • [Letter] 1970 May 15, México D.F [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Beltrán, Alberto
    1970
    In this letter, Mexican artist Albero Beltrán (1923–2002) informs Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar that the course in poster design that Polish designer Wiktor Gorka was offering at the Academia de San Carlos (Mexico City) would continue until [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825593

  • [Letter] 1971 December 15, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Conde, Carlos
    1971
    Carlos Conde III, who at the time in question was president of the board of directors of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [ICP, Puerto Rican Cultural Institute], answers several questions asked by the Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825694

  • [Letter] 1972 Abril 16, Nueva York [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Camnitzer, Luis
    1972
    In this letter to Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar, Uruguayan artist and academic Luis Camnitzer proposes that, on the occasion of the III Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [3rd San Juan Biennial of Latin American Prints], scheduled [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856479

  • [Letter] 1972 Abril 25, Miramar, Puerto Rico [to] Luis Camnitzer
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1972
    In this letter artist Lorenzo Homar replies to his colleague, Uruguayan professor Luis Camnitzer, who had suggested that some of the artists who planned to participate in the III Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [3rd San Juan Biennial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856495

  • [Letter] 1972 December 6, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1972
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara thanks his Puerto Rican colleague Lorenzo Homar for a number of gifts brought to him by Ramiro Pazmiño. One of the first things that Alcántara mentions in this letter is a problem at the Encuentro de La Habana [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823939

  • [Letter] 1972 Febrero 25, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] periódico Claridad
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1972
    In this letter sent to the Puerto Rican Socialist Party’s newspaper Claridad, printmaker Lorenzo Homar replies to an article by Puerto Rican writer Edwin Reyes. Homar attacks the position taken by Reyes—and by “Santitos,” a character who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856447

  • [Letter] 1972 May 31, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1972
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara informs his Puerto Rican colleague Lorenzo Homar of the final date for the exhibition of posters and other graphic arts, entitled Homenaje a Puerto Rico. He also mentions the materials necessary for the workshop that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825503

  • [Letter] 1972 Mayo 15, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Antonio Frasconi
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1972
    In this letter to Uruguayan artist Antonio Frasconi, Lorenzo Homar comments on a number of topics: his resignation from the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP); issues related to the Portafolio Casals and Luigi Marrozzini; and the request he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861590

  • [Letter] 1972 November 10, Cali, Colombia [to] Mariano Rodríguez
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1972
    This is a letter from Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara to Cuban painter Mariano Rodríguez, in which the former warns the latter that the painter Carlos Granada—who represented Colombia at the Encuentro de Plástica Latinoamericana [Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823924

  • [Letter] 1972 Noviembre 27, Miramar, Puerto Rico [to] Maritza Uribe y Gloria Restrepo
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1972
    The printmaker Lorenzo Homar writes to the Columbians Maritza Uribe and Gloria Restrepo to thank them for returning the works that were shown in the exhibition at the Museo La Tertulia, in Cali, Colombia. He mentions that he will send them some [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863747

  • [Letter] 1973 Diciembre 24, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Ricardo Alegría
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1973
    The artist Lorenzo Homar writes to Ricardo Alegría, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs at the time, about the selection jury for the III Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano (1974) [Third San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861271

  • [Letter] 1973 March 12, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1973
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara informs his Puerto Rican colleague Lorenzo Homar that the Colombian company Carvajal y Compañía had committed to donating funds for the construction of a printmaking studio. Alcántara asks Homar to help him put [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823954

  • [Letter] 1973 Noviembre 30, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] los artistas
    Rivera Rosa, Rafael; Sambolín Bonilla, Nelson, 1944-; Maldonado, Antonio; Homar, Lorenzo
    1973
    In this open letter, Puerto Rican artists Nelson Sambolin, Lorenzo Homar, Antonio Maldonado, and Rafael Rivera Rosa state their goals in connection with the III Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [3rd San Juan Biennial of Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856335

  • [Letter] 1973 September 20?, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1973
    In a letter to his Puerto Rican colleague Lorenzo Homar, Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara expresses his outrage at the death of Chilean President Salvador Allende during the attack on the Palacio de La Moneda by military forces staging a coup d'é [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823969

  • [Letter] 1976 April 20, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Luis Manuel Rodríguez Morales, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-; Jaramillo, María de la Paz, 1948-; Zalamea, Gustavo, 1951-; Rendón, Augusto, 1933-; León, Phanor
    1976
    In this letter to Luis Manuel Rodríguez Morales, executive director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), Colombian artists María de la Paz Jaramillo, Pedro Alcántara, Phanor León, Gustavo Zalamea, and Augusto Rendón condition their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825533

  • [Letter] 1977 Enero 11, Miramar, Puerto Rico [to] Ricardo Alegría
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1977
    Lorenzo Homar writes to Ricardo Alegría, the director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [Puerto Rican Cultural Institute] (ICP), to thank him for suggesting to Zoran Krisnik that he (Homar) should take part in the Ljubljana Biennial [which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863881

  • [Letter] 1977 September 10, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1977
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara informs Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar that the studio at the Museo [La Tertulia] no longer exists, and therefore its collective, the Taller Gráfico [Graphic Workshop], is operating on the basis of “ongoing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823999

  • [Letter] 1978 April 8, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1978
    This is a letter in which Colombian Pedro Alcántara informs Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar that the group working at the graphic workshop in Colombia places great emphasis on the planning, analysis, and theoretical study of the problems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824014

  • [Letter] 1987 Diciembre 19, Ciudad de México [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Beltrán, Alberto
    1987
    In this letter from Mexican printmaker Alberto Beltrán to his friend and colleague, Puerto Rican Lorenzo Homar, the former discusses the 50th anniversary of the Taller de Gráfica Popular [TGP, People’s Print Workshop] in Mexico. Beltrán tells [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856271

  • [Letter] 1996 Mayo 15, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar y contestaciones de Lorenzo Homar
    Díaz Hernández, Luis Edgardo; Homar, Lorenzo
    1996
    Luis E. Díaz Hernández, executive director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [Puerto Rican Cultural Institute] (ICP), sent a letter to the artist Lorenzo Homar with a questionnaire consisting of five questions. The objective of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856255

  • [Mi trabajo demuestra...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1981
    In these short lines, written in 1981, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, speaks of the polarities through which his work fluctuates as it unfolds [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862900

  • [My paintings cannot...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1988
    In these short verses, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, starts out talking about what paintings seek to achieve. He goes on to state what he believes should be included in paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862881

  • [Notas] 26 de abril de 1974, 27 de abril de 1976. Notas sobre el color en la pintura.
    De Romero, Ralph
    1974
    Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, tells us about his experiences as a painter. He says his creative experience is spontaneous and that his painting becomes the tangible evidence of that experience. De Romero also notes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863005

  • [One's totality]
    De Romero, Ralph
    2000
    In this brief article, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about the duality of life: both the physical and the spiritual. The introspective tone of the article concludes with comments about the side street [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847922

  • [Originales a Rodríguez Morales ICP...]
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1976
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara informs his Puerto Rican colleague Lorenzo Homar that the individuals who signed the letter sent to Luis Manuel Rodríguez Morales, director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), represent a majority of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825518

  • [Quiero felicitarlos por incluir las artes plasticas eb un congreso de literatura...]
    Baez, Myrna, 1931-
    Puerto Rican artist Myrna Báez congratulates the organizers of a conference on literature for having included the visual arts. She states that because art is not given due importance in education, people are not taught to distinguish between “the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857495

  • [To create motion...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1979
    In this paragraph, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, writes about the creation of movement in a defined space. He explains that his figurative painting is based on movement. Included beneath the text is a small painting, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863024

  • Algunas notas sobre el cartel
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1978
    At the retrospective exhibition of his work held at the Museo de Arte de Ponce on April 13, 1978, Lorenzo Homar gave a talk entitled “Some Thoughts on Posters.” He discussed the importance of posters as a means of visual communication to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856527

  • Antonio Navia : el arte y la ciencia
    Cherson, Samuel B.
    1989
    Samuel Cherson, the Cuban critic living in exile in Puerto Rico, discusses the Puerto Rican artist, Antonio Navia, and his interest in mathematics, physics, and scientific contributions to modern technology that he then applies to his art. Cherson [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867003

  • Arte nacional puertorriqueño
    Quero Chiesa, Luis, 1911-
    1946
    The Puerto Rican educator Luis Quero Chiesa thinks that the Puerto Rican people have become confused by the change in government and the subsequent imposition of Anglo Saxon culture that have altered their way of life. Puerto Rican modern art does [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823679

  • Arte Nacional Puertorriqueño
    Quero Chiesa, Luis, 1911-
    1945
    The Puerto Rican educator Luis Quero Chiesa titles this section, “Malezal.” He believes that the North American invasion of Puerto Rico was “the most profound cultural tragedy of the New World.” In his opinion, everything that was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823694

  • Arte Nacional Puertorriqueño
    Quero Chiesa, Luis, 1911-
    1945
    The Puerto Rican educator Luis Quero Chiesa suggests that José Campeche’s painting contributes to Puerto Rico’s artistic tradition. In later years there were other artists?such as Juan Fagundo and Juan Cletos Noa who left their native Spain and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823709

  • Arte Nacional Puertorriqueño
    Quero Chiesa, Luis, 1911-
    1945
    The Puerto Rican educator Luis Quero Chiesa explains that after the printing press was introduced to Puerto Rico in 1806, many newspapers were started and books were published in the nineteenth. From the very beginning, the press was harassed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823725

  • Arte Nacional Puertorriqueño
    Quero Chiesa, Luis, 1911-
    1945
    Puerto Rican educator Luis Quero Chiesa while searching for his cultural roots, begins with the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico in 1493. He says that the conquerors had no compunctions about wiping out any trace of the native Taino culture. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823742

  • Arte, revolución y decadencia
    Mariátegui, José Carlos, 1894-1930
    1930
    The Peruvian intellectual, José Carlos Mariátegui, contends that “no todo el arte nuevo es revolucionario, ni es tampoco verdaderamente nuevo” [not all modern art is revolutionary; in fact, neither is it truly modern]. Revolutionary and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 852885

  • Bertoldo on Drawing
    De Romero, Ralph
    1975
    In this essay, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, comments on the differences between a painter and a sculptor. In his own way, he explains what drawings mean to him. Among the attributes that Romero identifies with drawings, is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862919