ICAA Researcher: Gabriel Peluffo Linari ×
  • [Durante años, varias generaciones de uruguayos...]
    Romero, Nelbia, 1938-
    1992
    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

  • [Letter] 1934 Enero 11, Isla de Trinidad [to] Blanca Luz Brum
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1934
    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-
    1943
    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
    1973
    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-
    1977
    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
    1933
    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
    1937
    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
    1958
    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
    1964
    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
    1972
    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-
    1992
    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
    1937
    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
    1966
    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
    1944
    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

  • Boletín de TESEO
    Agrupación de Artistas y Escritores Uruguayos
    1923
    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
    1944
    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
    1971
    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
    1947
    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

  • Club de Grabado, una institución independiente
    Fossatti, Carlos, 1928-
    1966
    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

  • Contestando a Torres García
    Berdía, Norberto, 1900-
    1934
    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
    1944
    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-
    1987
    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
    1944
    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
    1947
    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
    1936
    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

  • El nuevo arte de América
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    1944
    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
    1940
    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
    1944
    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
    1937
    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
    1944
    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
    1947
    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
    1933
    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
    1930
    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
    1933
    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
    1934
    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

  • La aventura de un estilo
    Castillo, Guido, 1922-2010
    1951
    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
    1944
    “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)
    1967
    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-
    1948
    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

  • Latitud Sur 34º, longitud 58º Oeste. Exposición C. Portinari
    Domínguez, Alfonso
    1947
    This article aligns itself among the critiques in 1947 on the work by the artist Cândido Portinari during his stay in Uruguay. They were carried out mainly by the TTA [Taller Torres García]. Alfonso Domínguez was opposed to the deformations and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226448

  • Lo abstracto y lo concreto
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    1944
    In this text, Joaquín Torres García (JTG) briefly clarifies his statement that “the abstract” is the same as “the concrete.” On the basis of his Platonic notion that the material object and its “Idea” as transcendental essence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246017

  • Los artistas uruguayos en Europa : Rafael Barradas
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    1917
    The same year Joaquín Torres García meets Rafael Barradas in Barcelona, he sends to Montevideo an article praising the young Uruguayan who had just started living in Spain. He valued his work from the perspective of new visual artistic conceptions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228429

  • Los vehículos de la pintura dialéctico-subversiva : Experiencias técnicas del Bloque de Pintores (Sección Los Ángeles)
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1932
    This is a typewritten copy of the lecture given by David Alfaro Siqueiros at the John Reed Club in Hollywood on September 2, 1932. Siqueiros talks about the creation of what he called the Los Angeles “Mural Painters’ Block” [BPM: Bloque de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238676

  • Manifiesto 2 , Constructivo 100%
    1938
    In this second manifesto, Joaquín Torres García attempts to define the limits of constructivism’s philosophical field in relation to how much society does or does not heed it. He establishes “superior” and “inferior” categories of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250878

  • Manifiesto de los Artistas Grabadores del Uruguay
    1944
    Towards the end of 1944, the first core group of artistic engravers was created publishing its manifesto on the eve of the inauguration of the Primer Salón de Grabadores del Uruguay [The Fist Hall of Engravers of Montevideo on November 6th of that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228293

  • Manifiesto: Movimiento Libre de Artistas Plásticos
    1953
    This manifesto formed part of the exhibition catalogue of the exhibition by the Primer Salón del Movimiento Libre de Artistas Plásticos of Montevideo. It also included the list of the participants and the written bylaws. This manifesto was claimed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228269

  • Manifiesto1. Contestando a N.B.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    1934
    In this text and newly arriving to his native country, Joaquín Torres García responds to the ostensive critique made by N.B. in the Issue No. 7, June−July 1934 publication of the magazine Movimiento.  Since number 7 of the magazine Movimiento ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228450

  • Metafísica y ética del artista
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    1944
    Following harsh criticism of positivism (and eclecticism) of the intellectual environment of Montevideo, Joaquín Torres García presented his ideas about metaphysics, ethics, and religiosity in art. This text makes several important points about the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245733

  • Mirar desde Latinoamérica. Diálogo con Juan Acha, teórico de arte
    Caffera, Carlos, 1931-2010; Larnaudie, Olga; Torres, Alfredo, 1941-2018
    1987
    This document is an interview with Peruvian critic and theorist Juan Acha, who lived in Mexico. It sheds light on the uncertainties and concerns facing “art in Latin America” from the perspective of Uruguay and the countries of the Southern Cone [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246077

  • Mística de la pintura : Joaquín Torres García, AAC 1947.
    Bacchetta, Victor J.
    1947
    Víctor Bacchetta was part of the board of directors of the magazine CLINAMEN up through its third publication along with Manuel Claps, Ángel Rama and Ida Vitale. The second issue of the magazine published a brief notification on the appearance of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226607