ICAA Researcher: Heloisa Espada×
  • [A "Manchete" de 26 de agosto publica um artigo pintor bahiano Carybé...]
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    This text by architect Lina Bo Bardi describes the difficulties she faced as the head of the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB) and of the Museu de Arte Popular (MAP), both of which were located in the Solar do Unhão (since 1963), a seventeenth- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110877

  • [A cultura artística brasileira em geral...]
    Lourenço, Maria Cecília França, 1945-
    1984
    This is the catalogue for Nipo brasileiros. Mestres e alunos em 50 anos, the exhibition held at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo, 1984). It includes an essay by Maria Cecília França Lourenço, the art historian and curator of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110648

  • [a supressão da fase material dentro de artístico...]
    Castro, Willys de
    1960
    This essay was published in the leaflet produced for the 1960 solo exhibition of Brazilian painter Willys de Castro at the Galeria Aremar in the city of Campinas. The artist himself defines the most distinctive quality of his visual art, which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090101

  • [Amaioria das peças de escultura popular...]
    Saia, Luiz
    1944
    This text by architect Luis Saia discusses the collection of popular sculptures he put together during his trip to northern and northeastern Brazil in 1938. The architect presents a thesis on the African origin of the “miracle,” the name used for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110430

  • [As exposições de pintura brasileira...]
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    1960
    This text was to be placed on the main wall of the exhibition on Brazilian painting organized by the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB) in 1960. The text asserts that the true innovating power of a culture is found by delving into its popular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110863

  • [As obras expostas representam...]
    Castro, Willys de
    1959
    The visual artist Willys de Castro reviews the exhibition of drawings by his lifelong friend Hércules Barsotti at the Galeria de Arte das Folhas, in São Paulo. De Castro discusses Barsotti’s technique in great detail, including the clarity of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090866

  • [Geraldo vê]
    Bardi, P. M. (Pietro Maria), 1900-1999
    In this essay, Pietro Maria Bardi discusses the Fotoformas series by Geraldo de Barros, drawing the reader’s attention to the abstract nature of the photographs, and going as far as to associate them with works by Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083049

  • [Letter] 1963 maio 1, Salvador, Bahia [to] Lomanto Júnior, Governo do Estado da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    1963
    In this letter to Lomanto Júnior, the governor of the State of Bahia at the time, architect Lina Bo Bardi requests public support for the Plano de Artesanato Popular, a project geared to encouraging craft production in northeastern Brazil. In a way [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110865

  • [Nada evoca tanto quanto a obra de Maria...]
    Péret, Benjamin, 1899-1959
    1956
    This essay by the French Surrealist poet Benjamin Péret appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by Maria Martins presented at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1956. Péret discusses the artist’s sculptures, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110398

  • [Produto direto de uma atitude crítica...]
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1960
    This article, written by the Brazilian art critic and theoretician Waldemar Cordeiro, appeared in the brochure for his 1960 exhibition at the Galeria Aremar in the city of Campinas in the state of São Paulo. According to the visual artist and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087239

  • A Bienal de Salvador
    Spanudis, Theon
    1967
    This text was written by the Greek critic Theon Spanudis about the first Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas, held in 1966, in the city of Salvador (state of Bahia). The critic objects to the presence of artwork linked to Pop art and the New [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110843

  • A escultura de origem negra no Brasil
    Barata, Mário
    1957
    In this essay the art historian Mário Barata discusses various facets of the African-inspired sculpture produced by Brazilian artists. He notes the diversity in style from one African nation to another, and identifies the influences that are most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110424

  • A gravura na Bahia
    Riolan
    1967
    Beginning at the end of the 1940s, writer Riolan Metzker Coutinho traces a history of wood engraving in the state of Bahia, which in his judgment, is a privileged endeavor in which engravers such as Oswaldo Goeldi, Poty Lazzarotto and Carl Hansen ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110849

  • A respeito da obra de Mary Vieira
    1959
    This text addressing the international career of Mary Vieira, a Brazilian sculptor who lived in Switzerland, was published in the magazine HABITAT. It includes transcriptions of some parts of a lecture that took place at the Centro d’arte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091605

  • Agnaldo Manoel dos Santos : uma lenda viva
    Ramos Neto, Francisco de Castro
    1988
    This is a text about the life and work of Bahia sculptor Agnaldo Manoel dos Santos. The article points out certain characteristics of his personality and significant events in his life as a sculptor, including [his participation in] the fourth Bienal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110425

  • Ainda o Abstracionismo
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1949
    The critic and visual artist Waldemar Cordeiro defends the true language of the arts—the one that, in his opinion, is “real”—in which the visual elements present themselves (to themselves) as lines and colors, making not the slightest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085351

  • Almir Mavignier
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    1963
    In this text, poet and diplomat Murilo Mendes discusses Almir Mavignier’s poster designs. He comments on the painter and graphic designer’s training as an early student at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, where his teachers included Max Bill and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090273

  • Amazonia
    1943
    The catalogue for a solo exhibition of work by sculptor Maria Martins held at the Valentine Gallery in New York in 1943 included a group of texts on myths from the Amazon, specifically legends about mythological characters like Cobra Norato ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110396

  • Arte concreta no Brasil : etapas da pintura contemporânea XXXIX - Arte concreta V
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1960
    This text is a historical balance sheet of Concrete art in Brazil. The art critic, Ferreira Gullar, introduces Concrete art as a movement of “rupture” whose radical nature contrasts with the painting that predominated in Brazil in the late 1940s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090830

  • Arte moderna na Bahia
    Valladares, José
    1957
    Here, José Valladares comments on the launching of his book Dominicais [Sunday Essays], which is a collection of his texts published  between 1948 and 1950 in the Diário de Notícias, a daily newspaper in the city of Salvador (state of Bahia). He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110845

  • As bellas-artes nos colonos pretos do Brazil: a esculptura
    Nina Rodrigues, Raymundo, 1862-1906
    1904
    This text discusses African sculpture and sculpture produced by African slaves and their descendents in Brazil. The analysis begins with statues used in Afro-Brazilian religions, some of which represent priests possessed by gods. Other works are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110427

  • As carrancas de Guarany
    Pardal, Paulo
    1988
    This text discusses the life and work of Francisco Biquiba dy Lafuente Guarany, a popular artist from Bahia whose work revolved around carrancas—figureheads used in small vessels that cross the São Francisco River, sailing through the states of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110428

  • Balanço geral da vida oficial das artes plásticas em 1950
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1951
    Waldemar Cordeiro, one of the major figures in Brazilian visual arts, provides a broad overview of events in that field in the early 1950s, a key decade in the history of the arts in Brazil. Cordeiro lists the exhibitions, courses, and conferences [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085395

  • Beleza provinda da função e beleza como função
    Bill, Max
    1951
    Swiss artist Max Bill analyzes the connections between form, beauty and function in the creation of utilitarian objects on an industrial scale. He defends the idea that everyday objects should combine functional and aesthetic qualities. In his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087379

  • Criação liminar na arte do povo : a presença do negro
    Frota, Lélia Coelho, 1937-
    1988
    The life and work of Afro-Brazilian artists is discussed in this text, which connects their work to contemporary folk arts. The author, Lélia Frota, focuses on those “artists of the people” who were able to develop their own styles, highlighting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110429

  • Cultura e estética no Museu de Arte Negra
    Nascimento, Abdias do, 1914-
    1968
    This article is about the founding of the Museu de Arte Negra (Rio de Janeiro, 1968). The author deplores the lack of study in the field of Afro-Brazilian art and the general ignorance concerning its contribution to Brazilian culture. The Museu de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110578

  • Do Nordeste
    Bastide, Roger
    1951
    This text by sociologist Roger Bastide discusses drawings by Carybé, an Argentine artist who lived in the city of Salvador, Brazil. Bastide underscores the faithfulness of the iconography in Carybé’s illustrations and the connections between his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110866

  • Esculturas de Amilcar de Castro
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    Brazilian art critic Ferreira Gullar argues that the sculpture of Amilcar de Castro is related to Neo-Concretism. Ferreira Gullar asserts that de Castro’s work eschews some of the characteristics of Concrete art, among them the use of serial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091573

  • Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1957
    In this text José Geraldo Vieira offers his observations on the I Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta, commenting on the works in the show by constructivist and abstract artists of international renown. He underscores the differences in works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087109

  • Finalidades do I.A.C., no Museu de Arte : pretende colocar os modernos métodos de produção a serviço da arte contemporanea
    1950
    This is a report on the underlying reasons for the founding of the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea del Museu de Arte de São Paulo (IAC-MASP). The article highlights the pedagogical mission of the MASP under its director Pietro Maria Bardi. It also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087137

  • Genaro de Carvalho
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1960
    The critic José Geraldo Vieira addresses the mural paintings and tapestries made by Genaro de Carvalho. He outlines the artistic career of the artist, his training and his initial creations, finally emphasizing the mural painted in 1950 at the Hotel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110697

  • Grupo Seibi
    1964
    This text was featured in the catalogue for 8º Salão de Artes Plásticas that was organized by the Grupo Seibi in 1964. It recounts the history of the group of artists from the Japanese community in the state of São Paulo, a group created in 1935 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110646

  • Henrique Oswald
    Rocha, Wilson, 1921-
    1966
    This text by Wilson Rocha discusses the retrospective of printmaker Henrique Oswald that took place in the context of the Primeira Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas held in the city of Salvador, state of Bahia, in 1966 and 1967. Rocha considers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110851

  • I - O Grupo de São Paulo : I Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1957
    When he wrote this text, the Brazilian journalist and critic Ferreira Gullar was highly positive about the participation of the artists (painters and poets) in the Iª Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta. In the article, the writer presents a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087166

  • Instituto de Arte Contemporânea
    Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Arte Contemporânea
    1950
    This is a promotional pamphlet for the course on Industrial Design at the IAC (Instituto de Arte Contemporânea) at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. It offers information on the first and second years of study, optional courses, and the professors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086836

  • Instituto de Arte Contemporânea
    Ruchti, Jacob
    1951
    In this article in HABITAT magazine, the architect Jacob Ruchti introduces the industrial design course at the recently opened IAC (Instituto de Arte Contemporânea) at the MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo). The article discusses the professional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086963

  • Ismael Nery : excertos de textos
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1928
    In this article, the writer and critic Mário de Andrade discusses the painter Ismael Nery’s creative process, mentioning aspects such as the unfinished look of his works, his compositional work in a Figurative vein, and his desire to build an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110382

  • Jardins
    Burle Marx, Roberto
    1960
    This essay, by the landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx, appeared in the publicity brochure for his exhibition at the MAMB (Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, 1960). He suggests that a garden should express a desire for a better life, and should [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110869

  • Jorge Mori
    Milliet, Sérgio, 1898-1966
    1947
    This text on the young painter of Japanese origins, Jorge Mori, was written by the critic Sérgio Milliet, who noted that the 14-year-old artist had been painting since he was a young child. The critic states his admiration for Mori’s artwork, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110651

  • José Pancetti
    1966
    In this text, critic Wilson Rocha discusses the development of José Pancetti’s painting which, in his view, is of historical importance. Rocha considers Pancetti one of the greatest landscape painters in Brazilian history. He also asserts that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110852

  • MAMB não é museu : é escola e "movimento" por uma arte que não seja desligada do homem
    Rocha, Glauber
    1960
    In this text, filmmaker Glauber Rocha describes architect Lina Bo Bardi’s tenure as director of the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB). He points out the polemic, rather than provincial or anti-academic, nature of her work and proposals, as well [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110859

  • Manifesto Neoconcreto
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1959
    This manifesto was published on the occasion of the I Exposição Neoconcreta held in Rio de Janeiro (1959). The document, which is signed by the artists who participated in the exhibition, describes the “Neo-concrete” movement as a radical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110328

  • Mário Cravo
    Maria Leontina, 1917-1984
    1950
    In this text, Brazilian painter Maria Leontina discusses the sculptures by Mário Cravo Jr. on exhibit at the time (1950) at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP ). Leontina asserts that Cravo Jr.’s aesthetic has yet to fully take shape. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110698

  • Mestre Carybé
    Verger, Pierre Edouard Léopold
    Photographer Pierre Verger affirms that Argentine artist Carybé, who lived in Brazil, had not changed his habits or the way he treated his friends despite the notoriety he had obtained for his art. He describes the artist’s house in the Brotas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110699

  • Movimento artistico bahiano
    Valladares, José
    1953
    In this text, José Valladares discusses the transformations taking place in the art scene in the city of Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, during the forties and fifties. He comments on the new importance of the Salões de Arte, the emergence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110700

  • Nas artes plásticas
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1953
    Through this commentary, critic José Geraldo Vieira introduces the folk figure of the cangaceiro [“farmhand guerilla” in northeastern Brazil, a bandit and a fugitive from the law who is heavily armed] as a theme in the works of writers and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110853

  • Neoconcretismo
    Brito, Ronaldo
    1976
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito provides a critical analysis of Constructivist tendencies in modern art. He argues that the emergence of Neo-Concretism in Rio de Janeiro in 1959 was a consequence of the crisis of Constructivist ideologies. Brito presents [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091308

  • O expressionismo fordista
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1952
    Prompted by the exhibition of work by the North American artist Minna Citron at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Waldemar Cordeiro discusses the historical connection between art and society in the United States. In his opinion, when “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110323

  • O objeto
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1956
    In this article, published in A & D magazine, the artist and art critic Waldemar Cordeiro expresses his support for the autonomy and universality of art. In his opinion, a work of art is a real object in the real world. It is not the expression [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086891

  • O salão bahiano I : visitantes e instalação
    Valladares, José
    1949
    This text by José Valladares describes the Primeiro Salão Bahiano de Belas Artes, which the author deems a success due to its significant public repercussion. In Valladares’s view, the event marks the beginning of a new phase of art history in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110847