ICAA Researcher: Gabriel Peluffo Linari ×
  • [Durante años, varias generaciones de uruguayos...]
    Romero, Nelbia, 1938-
    In this leaflet Nelbia Romero expresses her goal of recognizing the identity and ethnicity of the indigenous race that once lived on the land that is now Uruguay. That race was, in fact, exterminated during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238885

  • [Joaquín Torres García]
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900 -1971
    This text was written in 1950 by Guillermo de Torre, a year after the death of Joaquín Torres García. In it, he made a brief assessment of the artistic master relating to modern art from his beginnings as a muralist in Barcelona, while [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250545

  • [Letter] 1934 Enero 11, Isla de Trinidad [to] Blanca Luz Brum
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In this letter, David Alfaro Siqueiros tells Blanca Luz Brum that the Troubadour—the ship on which he sailed from Buenos Aires in December 1933—had arrived in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Siqueiros talks about the book he wrote on the trip [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238692

  • [Letter] 1943 Julio 20, Buenos Aires [to] Presidenta de la Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay
    Oliva Navarro, Juan Carlos, 1888-; Mazza, Raul, 1888-
    This letter from the Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes (AEBA) in Argentina to the Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay (FEPU) invited the Uruguayan students to attend the opening of the exhibition Arte argentino del pasado y del [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1210802

  • [Letter] 1973 Febrero 3, Buenos Aires, Argentino [to] Leonilda González, Club de Grabado
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    This essay is on the letter from Antonio Berni (Buenos Aires) to Leonilda González (president of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo [Engravers Club of Montevideo], CGM) on occasion of the twenty-year anniversary of the CGM and on having requested [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226464

  • [Letter] 1977 Junio 27, Leonidas González, Manizales, Colombia [to] Oscar Ferrando
    González, Leonilda, 1923-
    This document is a letter from Leonilda González, former secretary general of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo (CGM), to Óscar Ferrando, who took charge of the institution when González left the country in exile. The letter is a confidential [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226480

  • [Letter] Al Comité Central del Partido Comunista del Uruguay
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    While stating his unflinching loyalty to the communist cause, David Alfaro Siqueiros also provides some important autobiographical information in this letter to the Uruguayan Communist Party Central Committee. He talks about being under house arrest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238917

  • 1er Salón Independiente de Artes Plásticas
    Ateneo de Montevideo
    There are basically three sections in the catalogue for the Primer Salón Independiente de Artes Plásticas: (1) Statement of principles; (2) List of participating artists; and (3) The text of the tribute to the painter Milo Beretta, mentor to young [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1186701

  • A propósito de Vasarely
    Taller Torres García
    This essay is on the work of Victor Varsarely that in 1958 was exhibited for the first time in Montevideo, giving rise to glowing journalistic commentaries. A commentary was also written on the TTG (Taller Torres García [Torres Garcia Workshop]) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228355

  • A quienes lucharon por mi libertad con mi más profundo reconocimiento
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    After spending four years in prison in Mexico for an obscure “crime of social dissolution,” Siqueiros was released in July 1964. He then wrote this letter to all the friends in various parts of the world who had demanded his freedom. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238740

  • Al encuentro de América Latina
    Peluffo Linari, Gabriel; Gilmet, Hugo
    This interview with Uruguayan artist Jorge Damiani addresses the Primer Encuentro de Artistas Plásticos del Cono Sur held in Santiago, Chile. As the Uruguayan delegate, Damiani took part in debates on art in Latin America, specifically in relation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246126

  • Al encuentro de las culturas subyacentes
    Haber, Alicia, 1946-
    In this text, Alicia Haber analyzes how a large and complex installation by Nelbia Romero shows the toponymic-linguistic legacy of Guarani culture in a country as European as Uruguay. From the mid-eighties to the mid-nineties, there was a social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238901

  • Al País
    Prevosti, Carlos, 1896-1955; Michelena, Bernabé 1888-1963; Mazzey, Luis, 1895-1983; Castellanos Balparda, Leandro; De Simone, Alfredo
    This is the public statement made by Uruguayan artists who rejected the invitation to submit their works to the Primer Salón Nacional de Bellas Artes and called for an exhibition that had nothing to do with the government. Their main argument was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225471

  • Arte Latinoamericano en Estados Unidos
    Camnitzer, Luis
    In this text, Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer—resident of New York since 1964 who was a correspondent from there for the Montevideo-based weekly Marcha—discusses the rising importance of “Latin American” art in New York art galleries and in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246055

  • arte y comunismo
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this essay, Joaquín Torres García attempts to link this sociopolitical doctrine with that of modern art after presenting a succinct historical review starting from “primitive communism” up through the Marxist doctrine. He does so by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245711

  • Asociacion de Arte Constructivo
    This pamphlet was published by the Asociación de Arte Constructivo, an artists’ group created by Joaquín Torres García as a way to institutionalize his theoretical and practical ideas and lay the groundwork for a “movement.” There is a list [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1258077

  • Boletín de TESEO
    Agrupación de Artistas y Escritores Uruguayos
    The Boletín de TESEO is the newsletter published by the AAEU (Agrupación de Artistas y Escritores Uruguayos), the association of Uruguayan artists and writers whose memorandum of association appears in this Boletín Nº 1, Year 1, August 25, 1923. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1182637

  • Cambio de plano
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this lecture, Joaquín Torres García (JTG) asserts that groups of artists that are not joined by theoretical ideas or stand behind a distinct ethical platform are pointless. He therefore repudiates the schools and groups in Uruguay, supporting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245979

  • Camnitzer expone en N.York
    In this article, a New York art critic whose signature is the initials H. R. discusses the first version of Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer’s work Leftovers on exhibition in a new gallery in Manhattan. The work consists of a neat arrangement of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246103

  • Cándido Portinari no es un creador
    Castillo, Guido, 1922-2010
    In this article, Guido Castillo does not launch an all-out attack on Cándido Portinari because he recognizes the Brazilian artist’s “human values” and his compassion for the suffering endured by some people in the world. But [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263707

  • Carta a Rafael Barradas
    This is the reply of Rafael Barradas to a letter he had received, authorizing his work to be shown in an exhibition on Uruguayan art in Buenos Aires. In the original letter, Domingo Bazurro, an art professor and president of the Círculo de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250896

  • Carta a Rafael Barradas
    Alberto Lasplaces—the Uruguayan writer and journalist who developed a close friendship with Rafael Barradas before the latter went to Europe in 1913—wrote this letter to the Uruguayan artist when he was living in Hospitalet (Barcelona). He wrote [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250919

  • carta a Rosa Acle
    This is Joaquín Torres García’s first letter to one of his best-loved students, the Brazilian-Uruguayan artist Rosa Acle, who was traveling in the Far East at the time, on her way to Australia. In his letter, JTG admits that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263899

  • carta a Rosa Acle
    This letter, dated December 4, is the second one that Joaquín Torres García wrote to his student Rosa Acle (who was on her way to Australia) in 1939. The maestro’s comments suggest that he was feeling lonely following the breaking up of the group [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263926

  • Club de Grabado, una institución independiente
    Fossatti, Carlos, 1928-
    The communiqué signed by Carlos Fossatti (an active member of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo) outlines several suggestions for arriving at a consensus as regards the objectives of the group’s artistic activities, which he describes as being [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1181992

  • Concepto, soporte y acción : Producción audiovisual de estructura poética en el Uruguay
    Álvarez Cozzi, Fernando, 1953-
    In this unpublished article, created as a PDF, the Uruguayan video-artist Fernando Álvarez Cozzi discusses the origins of video-art in Uruguay, the form’s current situation (in 2008), and certain theoretical aspects of the poetic dimension of an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1265950

  • Conferencia pronunciada en la última exposición del maestro J. Torres García
    Espínola, Francisco, 1901-1973
    This lecture was given at the last exhibition of Joaquín Torres García’s paintings, shortly before he died. The speaker, a Uruguayan writer who was very close to JTG, had long been a prominent figure in intellectual circles in Montevideo. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263817

  • Contestando a Torres García
    Berdía, Norberto, 1900-
    In his famous “Manifiesto 1,” Joaquín Torres García repudiates the article published in the Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales del Uruguay’s journal Movimiento. Torres García’s text, in turn, occasioned “Contestando a Torres [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1208175

  • Cuál debiera ser nuestro arte
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    His extensive preaching in favor of spiritual rectitude led Joaquin Torres García to reject the “superfluous” in art and keep the fundamental elements that make up the concept and structure of Constructivist art. The resulting logic of this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245873

  • Cuando el Tercer Mundo se mira a sí mismo : II Bienal de La Habana
    Tiscornia, Ana, 1951-
    In this opinion piece, Ana Tiscornia addresses the second Bienal de La Habana. Rather than describe specific works or artists, she assesses the objective of the event in relation to the political framework of the eighties. The notion of the “Third [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1184459

  • De la invención en la pintura
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this essay, Joaquín Torres García speaks about “Lesson 50,” which was later published in his book Universalismo Constructivo (1944). In it there are some comments referencing selected paragraphs from another conference under the same title [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245854

  • De la pintura y el pintor
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This article was written around the time Joaquín Torres García was giving his lecture on “Mística de la Pintura” and reviewing the main points supporting his conception of “art,” that is, immanentism [God or an abstract mind or spirit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226559

  • Decreto del P.E. que instituye la Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes
    Echegoyen, Martín, 1891-1974
    Issued on October 2, 1936, during the dictatorship of Gabriel Terra (1933–38), this decree created the Uruguayan Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes, which was charged with, among other things, organizing the Salones Nacionales de Bellas Artes, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1186589

  • Dessins
    This essay on Joaquín Torres García states that while he was in Paris and shortly before concretizing his Constructivist language as his own aesthetic doctrine, he created a vast number of drawings of the city that were artistically radical and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250527

  • Diálogo con un visitante de mi exposición
    Through a fictional text based on a dialogue between the exhibiting artist and some of the visitors, Joaquín Torres García builds a discourse with clear pedagogical intent. In it, he reiterates the basic concepts of his theoretical doctrine on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250767

  • El nuevo arte de América
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    Joaquín Torres García argues in defense of geometric thought, which in his opinion should dominate our art and our lives,” by leaning to a great extent on the pre-Hispanic tradition of America. He does this to counter language regarding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245804

  • El Primer Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    While art critic Jorge Romero Brest’s influence was international in scope, it was particularly great in Latin America and the Río de la Plata region. His regional prestige as a lecturer was also considerable and, in 1940, he was invited to give a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1196490

  • El problema de la decoración mural. Contestando al Arquitecto señor Herrera Mac Lean.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In response to the article published in the newspaper El Día by Carlos Herrera Mac-Lean (October 13, 1944), Joaquín Torres García published in the weekly magazine Marcha a particularly harsh response, especially, if one considered that the emitted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228503

  • El Salón Independiente del Ateneo
    Podesta, José María
    José María Podestá, the writer, art critic, and movie buff, reviews the artists who were part of the Primer Salón Independiente de Artes Plásticas that took place in August 1937 at the Ateneo de Montevideo. This event was, in fact, represented [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225501

  • El Salón visto por dentro : el gran premio a Torres García
    Herrera MacLean, Carlos A., 1889-1971
    In this article, the author speculates on the criteria adopted for judging artistic competitions and the difficulties encountered in having to provide critical judgement on the diverse and “contradictory” work presented by Joaquín Torres García [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228483

  • Figari como inspirador de la literatura nacional
    Ragni, Héctor, 1897-1952
    The exhibition of works by Pedro Figari—a tribute to the artist held in Montevideo in 1945, seven years after he died—was curated by the architect Carlos Herrera Mac Lean and was well-attended by the public and by members of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263733

  • Guiones Nº1.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This leaflet presents the work done in Madrid in 1933 by Joaquín Torres García and the Grupo de Arte Constructivo during JTG’s visit to Spain prior to returning to Uruguay for good. Three similar documents are known to exist, each one containing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238837

  • Guiones Nº2
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This leaflet presents the work done in Madrid in 1933 by Joaquín Torres García and the Grupo de Arte Constructivo during JTG’s visit to Spain prior to returning to Uruguay for good. Three similar documents are known to exist, each one containing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238853

  • Guiones Nº3.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This leaflet presents the work done in Madrid in 1933 by Joaquín Torres García and the Grupo de Arte Constructivo during JTG’s visit to Spain prior to returning to Uruguay for good. Three similar documents are known to exist, each one containing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238869

  • Hacia el arte social
    Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales del Uruguay
    This article advocates “social art” in Uruguay in the framework of the ideological battle between capitalist society and the Soviet Communist regime. The author clearly supports the latter position when he asserts that not even the members of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1199740

  • IV Exposición del Círculo de Fomento de Bellas Artes
    The IV Exposición Internacional organized by the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Montevideo, featuring painting, sculpture, and decorative arts, reflects the institution’s efforts to generate greater visibility in the community. The event’s other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263461

  • La aventura de un estilo
    Castillo, Guido, 1922-2010
    This essay by Guido Castillo, a student of Joaquin Torres Garcia, and partner in ideology, was written for the magazine ASIR on the exhibition on the works by Joaquín Torres García organized in Montevideo in 1951, two years after his death. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226575

  • La liberación del artista
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    “The liberation of the artist” is the title of one of Joaquín Torres García’s “lessons.” In it, he discusses the geometric foundations of Constructivist Art and calls for “setting oneself free” from what has been learned about the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245998

  • La nueva Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes
    Grupo Toledo Chico (Canelones, Uruguay)
    After a number of years of inactivity, the Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes (CNBA) was restructured in 1967. While the commission was largely supportive of the Uruguayan government, it included a wide range of representatives of the artistic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1210503

  • La Primera Misa, mural de Cándido Portinari
    Vitureira, Cipriano S. (Cipriano Santiago), 1907-
    The magazine Mensaje, dedicated to the dissemination of Brazilian culture in Uruguay, devoted its twenty-fourth publication in December of 1948, to the analysis of the work of Candido Portinari, at a time when the Brazilian artist was at the end of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1312738