ICAA Researcher: Nicolás Gómez×
  • [Ahora que el arte atraviesa una crisis...]
    Estrada, Leonel, 1920-
    1960
    The artist, agent, and art critic Leonel Estrada discusses a series of paintings by Armando Villegas that were exhibited at the Chamber of Commerce in Medellín. These works, in Estrada’s opinion, reveal a departure from the artist’s earlier [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133429

  • [La mayor dificultad para que la gente aprecie el arte abstracto...]
    Traba, Marta
    1958
    In the introduction to the catalogue of the exhibition Pintura abstracta de Colombia (Biblioteca Luís Ángel Arango, Bogotá, June 11-25, 1958), Marta Traba points out two problems related to the reception and production of abstract art in Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097805

  • [Los públicos pueden "mirar" muy fácilmente a la pintura y gustarla...]
    Ospina, Marco, 1912-1983
    1955
    This text, written by Marco Ospina, was included in the catalog for the Exposición de pinturas de Armando Villegas en la Galería El Callejón (Bogotá, 1955). Along with the text is a list of the paintings that made up that show. In his article, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133445

  • Alianzas para la autonomía
    González Espinosa, Felipe, 1984-
    2007
    In this article, Felipe González Espinosa discusses Judith Márquez’s activities as an artist and an intellectual agent in the public arena and in political and professional circles from 1954 to 1960. The article reviews the complex sociopolitical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134028

  • Arte y mitología
    Traba, Marta
    1957
    Argentine critic Marta Traba begins this article by stating that a country must confront its “artistic mythology” by revising and overcoming established concepts and values in order to “lay the basis for solid and worthy art” and to educate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052787

  • Arte y realidad
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this text, Marta Traba argues that the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of art are hindered by the common idea that it is comparable to reality. She defends the notion that art must be understood as an autonomous reality, which due to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864609

  • Cecilia Porras : el triunfo de Arlequín
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this article, Marta Traba reviews the solo exhibition that Cecilia Porras presented at the El Callejón gallery in Bogota in November 1956. Traba is pleased to see progress and major improvements compared to the work the artist exhibited the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098290

  • Cecilia Porras : una revelación artística
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1955
    In this text, the Austrian art critic based in Colombia, Walter Engel, discusses the exhibition by the painter, Cecilia Porras, at the gallery El Callejón in Bogotá (July 1955). Engel begins by remembering 1948 as an important year in terms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099021

  • Circunstancias : la pintura de Wiedemann
    Holguín, Andrés
    1957
    In this article, writer and poet Andrés Holguín discusses the series of watercolors that Guillermo Wiedemann exhibited at El Callejón gallery in Bogotá in 1957. Holguín appreciates Wiedemann’s consistent effort in the works he produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100140

  • El genio anti-servil
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this article, the art critic Marta Traba sought to define the quality of “genius” in art in terms of the concept of “anti-servile genius” suggested by the French novelist André Malraux. According to Traba, one of the main features of “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052760

  • Exposiciones en la Biblioteca Luis-Angel Arango : Luis Fernando Robles, un artista concreto
    Meneghetti, Aristides
    1959
    Uruguayan critic Aristides Meneghetti praises the work of Colombian painter Luis Fernando Robles as “the authentic result of [the artist’s] own experience and vital attitude.” He explains that Robles’s work reflects his “straightforward [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129846

  • Guillermo Wiedemann : entrevistado
    De Preminger, Kitty, 1921-2001
    1957
    In this interview by Kitty de Preminger with the German painter Guillermo Wiedemann, the artist gives his perspective on the influences that came with his training at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. With respect to his training, among the aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131047

  • Historias de islas
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this article, Marta Traba warns about the conditions she finds in Latin American criticism: its tendency to use flattery because its art world is small and its lack of aesthetic sense. In addition, she raises the issue that the Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855005

  • Introducción
    Traba, Marta
    1977
    In this book, Marta Traba asserts that Colombian artist Beatriz González is “the ‘key figure’ to understanding a specifically Colombian strain of art.” Traba argues that on the basis of critical positions on culture in general and on popular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097853

  • La pintura colombiana
    Vidales Jaramillo, Luis, 1900-1990
    1942
    This article mentions the Colombian artists Judith Márquez, Cecilia Porras, and Lucy Tejada who showed their work at Three Women Painters of Colombia, the exhibition held at the Pan-American Union in Washington, DC, May 5–25, 1960. They were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088456

  • Lucy por Lucy
    Tejada, Lucy, 1920-
    1997
    This is a first-person narrative in which Lucy Tejada discusses recollections and biographical details that she thinks had an impact on her work. She takes up the story in her childhood and mentions her memories of cities and spaces where she lived. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098273

  • Lucy Tejada
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    1952
    In this article, the critic Casimiro Eiger reviews Lucy Tejada’s paintings at her first solo exhibition, and discusses the purely formal aspects of her work. In Eiger’s opinion, these elements are closely involved with the artist’s narrative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094204

  • Lucy Tejada : "un arte de sometimiento a normas interiores"
    Meneghetti, Aristides
    1958
    In the opinion of the Uruguayan critic Aristides Meneghetti, the individual exhibition of [work by] Lucy Tejada at the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango (October 1958) caused confusion and disappointment for the visitors. The general perception was that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092488

  • Nacionalismo de Wiedemann
    Zordán, Luca; Herrán, Juan Fernando, 1963-
    2005
    Visual artist and researcher Juan Fernando Herrán, and the Italian art historian Luca Zordán, were curators of the exhibition Wiedemann por Colombia: la mirada del artista. In this text, they state their main curatorial objectives and their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130243

  • Naturaleza : vocabulario de la realidad artística
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this article, Marta Traba maintains that an artist should use a repertoire of forms from nature, without trying to copy its objective appearance. The elements taken from reality should be used as aesthetic tools that offer an artist a chance to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858558

  • Pintoras colombianas
    Traba, Marta
    1957
    In this text written on the occasion of the Primer Salón de Pintoras Colombianas o Residentes en Colombia [First Salon of Colombian or Residents of Colombia Women Painters] (held at the Compañía Colombiana de Seguros in September 1957), Marta [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080517

  • Pintoras colombianas contemporáneas
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1959
    In the book Pintoras colombianas contemporáneas, Austrian critic Walter Engel presents a group of [women] artists that actively participated in the country’s art scene during the forties and fifties. Engel explains that the selection is not based [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864629

  • Propósitos
    Márquez Montoya, Judith, 1925-1994
    1956
    The Colombian artist Judith Márquez Montoya explains the rationale behind the publication of the magazine Plástica and its intended goals. She begins by outlining two basic objectives: “On a modest but dignified scale, the purpose of the magazine [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092263

  • Salón Femenino
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    1995
    On the occasion of the Ier. Salón de Arte Femenino [First Salon of Feminine Art] in June 1951, the critic Casimiro Eiger begins this essay (written for a radio address) by wondering about the legitimacy and significance of an exhibition focused on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091861

  • Salón Nacional de Arte Moderno
    Obregón, Alejandro, 1920-1992
    1949
    In the unsigned introduction to this catalogue, the writer describes the Salón Nacional de Arte Moderno (Museo Nacional de Colombia, in Bogotá, 1949). The Salón is a grouping of recent works by artists who were the leaders of the cultural vanguard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092503

  • Tres pintoras colombianas en la Unión Panamericana
    1960
    This article discusses the exhibition Three Women Painters of Colombia held at the Pan American Union in Washington, D.C., from May 5 to May 25, 1960. The exhibition featured the work of Judith Márquez, Cecilia Porras, and Lucy Tejada; José Gómez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080244

  • Un pintor europeo en el trópico
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1949
    Walter Engel, an Austrian art critic and historian who lived in Colombia, introduces Guillermo Wiedemann, an artist exiled from the repressive environment of Nazi Germany who found the freedom required to develop his personal style in Colombia’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129830

  • Una revista nueva
    Traba, Marta
    1957
    As the editorial to the first issue of the magazine Prisma, this text by Marta Traba introduces the magazine of art criticism, which was committed to publishing research and “objective” studies of local and international art. The members of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087526

  • Wiedemann y Richter : dos descubridores de Colombia
    Traba, Marta
    1957
    In this article, Marta Traba maintains that the German artists Guillermo Wiedemann and Leopoldo Richter achieved an understanding of, and transmitted the essence and spirit of “the black race and the Indian race, and the ambience characteristic of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1104960

  • Y la simulación en el público?
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this article, Marta Traba once again addresses the harsh and unsympathetic attitude of the Latin American public toward modern art. She explains that a lack of knowledge and a disinclination to learn, coupled with a presumption of connoisseurship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091876