ICAA Researcher: Gabriel Peluffo Linari×
  • El escenario de la memoria
    Haber, Alicia, 1946-
    Alicia Haber was the curator of the 1991 exhibition Charrúas y montes criollos, presenting the contemporary work of Uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo, who had been residing in New York since 1984. According to the curatorial text, the exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1313207

  • Imitar y pintar
    Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
    After seeing the exhibition of works by Juan Manuel Blanes at the Teatro Solís in Montevideo (1941), Joaquín Torres-García noted that there were pictorial qualities in the artist’s sketches that were lost in the final [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263756

  • AIAPE la víbora y Nadie
    Cabrera, Sarandy, 1923-2005
    This article by Sarandy Cabrera, which appeared in Removedor, the journal published by the TTG (Taller Torres-García), is an example of the magazine’s colloquial—and aggressive, “from the trenches”—discourse. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263683

  • Ubicación intelectual de Figari
    Methol Ferré, Alberto, 1929-2009
    This brief article by Alberto Methol Ferré, published in 1960, provides the first indications of a specific change in the painter Pedro Figari’s philosophy. For decades his fame as a painter had largely obscured his philosophical thinking. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1258141

  • hay que deshumanizar el arte
    In this essay, Joaquín Torres García explains his concept of the “dehumanization” of art in terms of its mechanisms and its paradoxical spiritualism at the same time in this “lesson.” In this formula, dehumanization meant “removing the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250686

  • 500ª Conferencia
    In his 500ª Conferencia (the five hundredth lecture given in the six years since he returned to Montevideo in 1934), Joaquín Torres García (JTG) presents what he calls “a new theory.” This is his final attempt to adapt his universalist model [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250460

  • El arte popular debe ser el más universal
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    Upholding the need to theorize his practice—Joaquín Torres García once again explains the basis of his Constructivist art; in his view, all artists should engage in permanent reflection. This text is primarily aimed at pointing out the confusion [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246036

  • La Escuela del Sur
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This “lesson” given by Joaquín Torres García (JTG) is a manifesto of sorts. It is the first in which the artist formulates the idea of “inverting the map” of South America and asserts the existence of a local cultural identity that should [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245960

  • Valor moral de la posición del artista
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    By means of an overview of modern art and its development, Joaquín Torres García lays out his Constructivist theory as the culmination (or convergence) of various strains of Western art. In his view, the moral value of the artist’s position lies [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245911

  • Valores constantes y de importación
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This essay is about a conference that was presented by Joaquín Torres García a few months after arriving in Montevideo in April 1934. In it, Torres García seeks to characterize the Uruguayan artistic environment while also proposing a path forward [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245823

  • El arte de América
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This essay is on another new text about American art by Joaquín Torres García that addresses the distance from Europe after a harsh judgment about the “delay” in aesthetic concepts in Uruguay in which he tries to explain his concept of “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245783

  • El Hombre Americano y el Arte de América
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This [document] is on the thesis of art in America a developed by Joaquín Torres García during 1938 and 1939, when he wrote his Metafísica de la Prehistoria Indoamericana. The book aimed to associate pre-Hispanic tradition with what he called the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245754

  • [Tengo el honor de dirigirme a Ud. en relación a la nota no. Br. 568/22/1...]
    Sosa, Jesualdo, 1905-1982
    This document is a confidential report, perhaps to be sent to the KGB, on the three Uruguayan artists selected to participate in the 1961 São Paulo Biennial. The text addresses other aspects of the art scene in Uruguay as well, among them the group [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238805

  • La U.A.P.C., el arte y la política.
    Heide, Daniel
    Written at a moment of intense sociopolitical conflict in Uruguay, this article explains the grounds for the decision of the Unión de Artistas Plásticos Contemporáneos (UAPC) to boycott any and all government organized art events. Its author, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238789

  • [Letter] Jesualdo y María Carmen [to] David Alfaro Siqueiros, Montevideo, 27 Diciembre, 1962
    Sosa, Jesualdo, 1905-1982; Portela, María Carmen, 1898-
    This document is a letter sent by two Uruguayan intellectuals to David Alfaro Siqueiros, who had been held at Lecumberri jail in Mexico City since 1960; the letter was sent through the artist’s wife, Angélica Arenal. It was a message of solidarity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238756

  • [Letter] 1926 enero 28, Calle Lucas Obes, Montevideo [to] Pedro Figari
    Guillot Muñoz, Gervasio, 1897-1956
    In this letter Guillot Muñoz, the distinguished writer and journalist, tells his friend Pedro Figari about the critiques that his paintings were receiving in Montevideo at that time, and about the unconditional support for Figari there was among a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238724

  • Universalismo Constructivo
    Cúneo, José, 1887-1977
    In his series of four articles, José Cúneo challenges Joaquín Torres García for having submitted to the VIII Salón Nacional de Bellas Artes—where he won the Grand Prize—a painting that, in the author’s view, has nothing to do with his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238708

  • [Letter] [1933, Junio?], Buenos Aires [to] Blanca Luz Brum
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    Other than the intimate details of the communication between Siqueiros and Brum, this letter provides extremely interesting insights into Siqueiros’s public relations in Buenos Aires, as well as his opinions and intentions concerning the local [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238660

  • La aparición de un tercer Torres García
    Herrera MacLean, Carlos A., 1889-1971
    In this essay, the author, Carlos Herrera Mac Lean outlined a response to the article written by Joaquín Torres García against him, culminating this third section on the brief public controversy between both of them. The response, in a written [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228522

  • Valoración de Torres García
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900 -1971
    The article was motivated by the book published by Michel Seuphor, a year before in 1949, in Paris, the spirit that integrated magazine Cercle et carré two decades prior. The book aimed to formulate a brief history on European abstract art. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228405

  • Exposición de veintidós pintores argentinos contemporáneos
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    In 1943, an exhibition consisting of twenty-two Argentinean artists organized by the Argentinean art critic Jorge Romero Brest and sponsored by the Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Argentina [National Commission of Fine Arts of Argentina] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228230

  • Arte Argentino del pasado y del presente
    Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    In 1943, an exhibition of one hundred and seven Argentinean artists, consisting of late 19th- century and early 20th-century painters and sculptors, was held in Montevideo under the auspices of the National Commission of Fine Arts of Montevideo and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228201

  • Emilio Mas : El alucinado pintor de alienados
    Mas de Ayala, Isidro, 1899-1960
    This essay is on the article written by the psychiatrist Isidro Mas de Ayala in reference to one of his patients, Emilio Mas, the Spanish artist who had arrived in Montevideo towards the end of the nineteenth century. In the 1920s, the artist, who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226678

  • El arte mejicano
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    On the occasion of a tribute to Mexico, Joaquín Torres García gives a talk at the Ateneo de Montevideo about the major Mexican artists. He mentions the group of artists who are commonly referred to as “Los Tres Grandes:” David Alfaro Siqueiros [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225519

  • 2ª exposición al aire libre en homenaje a Stalingrado : Domingo 8 de Noviembre, 1942
    Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay
    This document contains information on an exhibition of the Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay (FEPU) held in 1942. A pro-Soviet text is transcribed and a list of participants in the show appears, among them eminent local artists. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1210566

  • El arte de Torres García
    Berdía, Norberto, 1900-
    In 1933, Norberto Berdía compared David Alfaro Siqueiros’s visit to Montevideo with the return to Uruguay, in 1934, of artist Joaquín Torres García. In Berdía’s view, the two men represent diametrical positions: Torres García personifies “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1208154

  • En la sociedad burguesa ganan los banqueros y pierden los artistas : El caso del pintor Torres García
    Berdía, Norberto, 1900-
    “En la sociedad burguesa ganan los banqueros y pierden los artistas” (In Bourgeois Society, Bankers Win and Artists Lose) is the name of an article by Norberto Berdía on painter Joaquín Torres García. More specifically, the text discusses how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1208127

  • La función social del arte : Vaz Ferreira en la catedra
    Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales del Uruguay
    Entitled “La función social del arte,” this article discusses one of the final lectures given by philosopher Carlos Vaz Ferreira. In the lecture, Vaz Ferreira describes the figure of an intellectual not committed to the social and political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1199781

  • Hacia un arte vernáculo y popular
    Aroztegui, Joaquín, 1943-
    This article voices the intentions of the Grupo Toledo Chico and its ideological position on “national art” versus “colonialist art.” The Uruguayan vernacular is, for the group, bound to cultural independence from hegemonic metropolitan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1198346

  • 1er Salón Independiente, la UAPU y la CNBA
    Aroztegui, Joaquín, 1943-
    This article published in El Mate journal in 1967 supports the stance embraced by a group of artists in Uruguay who, thirty years earlier, had decided not to submit work to the Primer Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas during the dictatorship of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1198061

  • La exposición : Amigos de España
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    An exhibition and sale of works by Uruguayan artists was held in January and February 1938 at the Ateneo de Montevideo as a fundraiser to help the children of Republican Spain, which at the time was battling fascist forces in the Spanish Civil War. A [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1191197

  • Club de Grabado de Montevideo.
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    The report published in 1956 by the CGM (Club de Grabado de Montevideo) provides information on the institution’s objectives. In the group’s opinion, prints can be used to reach a range of different audiences and address a broad spectrum of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1181911

  • Industrialización de la América Latina, Autonomía y Regionalismo: Carta abierta dirigida por el Dr. Pedro Figari al Excmo. señor Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay
    Figari, Pedro, 1861-1938
    In March 1919, after the First World War, Dr. Pedro Figari wrote an open letter to the president of the República Oriental del Uruguay, Dr. Baltasar Brum (who held that office twice, from 1919 to 1923, and from 1931 to 1933, when he committed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1181222