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  • Las cafeteras
    Figarella, Mariana, 1959- 1996
    In this text, researcher Mariana Figarella reflects on the Las cafeteras series (1949) by Venezuelan painter and sculptor Alejandro Otero on exhibit at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. On the grounds of certain characteristics of Otero’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168153

  • Las imágenes poéticas de Manaure
    Erminy, Perán
    Critic Perán Erminy reflects on Mateo Manaure’s Pinturas sobremontaje. After describing the Venezuelan painter’s body of work as “unclassifiable,” Erminy discusses Manaure’s unique vision in relation to his creative effort at the time of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156523

  • Las torres vibratorias
    Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973
    The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda reports on the public reaction to the vibrating towers designed by Alejandro Otero and installed in the Zona Feérica of El Conde in Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. In poetic language, the author describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168134

  • Las visiones aparentes de Narciso Debourg
    Guanipa, Moraima, 1961-
    In her review of Diagonales, an exhibition of work by Venezuelan painter and sculptor Narciso Debourg held at the Galería Altamira in Caracas, journalist Moraima Guanipa describes the artist’s visual ideology and artistic trajectory. She also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157673

  • Llegó el momento de decir : Omar Carreño lo hizo primero
    Alvarenga, Teresa
    Journalist Teresa Alvarenga interviews Venezuelan painter and sculptor Omar Carreño on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. The conversation revolves around Carreño’s current artistic and academic interests. The artist reflects on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157657

  • Lo que se tiene no se busca...
    Vigas, Oswaldo
    In this text, Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas once again expresses his opposition to the notion of “research” in art. He believes that experimentation is part and parcel of science and, as such, irrelevant to creative processes. Indeed, it tends [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152785

  • Los coloritmos de Alejandro Otero
    Schön, Elizabeth
    Writer Elizabeth Schön critiques the Coloritmos series by Alejandro Otero, and speculates that the intention of the series is its potential for producing visual-chromatic emotions. In this regard, Schön examines the theme of the Coloritmos, whose [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172142

  • Los principales artistas venezolanos proceden de Los Disidentes
    Sanhueza, María Cristina
    In this interview, journalist María Cristina Sanhueza takes up the opinion of J. R. Guillent Pérez regarding the assertions of Oswaldo Vigas, which question the contribution of Los Disidentes [The Dissidents] (Paris, 1950) to Venezuelan art. After [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155563

  • Manaure : columnas en tierras movedizas
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this text, Roberto Guevara provides a brief critical overview of Venezuelan artist Mateo Manaure’s artistic development. In Manaure’s case, Guevara explains, it is difficult to apply the idea that all aspects of an artist must be taken into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155515

  • Manaure : Interacción de mitos
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this text, the critic Juan Calzadilla develops his thoughts on the collages created by the Venezuelan painter Mateo Manaure. His analysis considers the start of the integration of photography into the visual arts in the early twentieth century. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156811

  • Manaure y la inmensa noche
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    The critic Roberto Guevara comments on Mateo Manaure’s pinturas sobremontaje. In the critic’s opinion, this series represents one of the artist’s most noteworthy contributions, after his achievements in the field of geometric abstract art, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156411

  • Manaure y las Cuvisiones
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this essay, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews the Venezuelan painter Mateo Manaure’s career, referring to his different stages and radical changes. Guevara discusses Manaure’s abstract, surrealist, and informalist works over the course of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156459

  • Manuel Mérida : de la la naturaleza muerta a la materia en movimiento
    Blanco, Lourdes
    Curator Lourdes Blanco provides an overview of Manuel Mérida’s painting from the formative stage of his career to his last solo exhibition. She reflects on the various tensions evident in his work, including those between the two- and three- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157513

  • Manuel Mérida y la autenticidad en el arte
    Ramos Giugni, Ángel
    Ángel Ramos Giugni interviews painter Manuel Mérida for his individual show at the Galería Mendoza. The author dedicates part of the text to a personal reflection on Mérida’s career, education, expressive qualities, and an interest—seen from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157641

  • Mateo Manaure
    Diehl, Gastón, 1912-
    In this text, French critic Gaston Diehl discusses the work of Venezuelan painter Mateo Manaure, specifically the group of works featured in the show Collages held at Galería Cuatro Vientos in 1954. Diehl praises the small and “humble” works in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156491

  • Mateo Manaure
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this volume, Juan Calzadilla provides an overview of Venezuelan painter Mateo Manaure’s artistic development. After an initial reflection on the poetic as a constant in Manaure’s art, he analyzes the different stages of his work: his early [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156542

  • Mateo Manaure dice adiós al arte por el arte : el reencuentro con la figuración
    Yepes, Esteban
    Journalist Esteban Yepes interviews Mateo Manaure for his exhibition Mirar a América [Look to America], which signals his return to figurative [art]. The Venezuelan painter discusses the need to express himself in a new language, but clarifies that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155547

  • Mateo Manaure en el Museo de Bellas Artes
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    In this text, Alfredo Boulton considers the works by Venezuelan painter Mateo Manaure on exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes. After discussing Manaure’s participation in projects that engage architecture, Boulton examines the specific [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157497

  • Mateo Manaure o la autenticidad pictórica americana
    Lhaya, Pedro, 1921-1983
    This interview by journalist Pedro Lhaya with artist Mateo Manaure contains remarks the artist made in the context of the exhibition Suelos de mi tierra. In his opening comments, Lhaya describes the work of the Venezuelan painter as the expression of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156443

  • Mi arte es la búsqueda de la luz : Narciso Debourg
    Ferrero, Mary
    Mary Ferrero conducted this interview with Narciso Debourg on the occasion of the installation of one of his sculptures in the public space of the Chacaíto Metro station in Caracas. The conversation reported in the text interweaves talk about his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157589

  • Mi obra de hoy : Mateo Manaure llega a los 50 años
    Alvarenga, Teresa
    Journalist Teresa Alvarenga interviews painter Mateo Manaure on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. The artist recounts his life story, starting with his first job in 1941. He describes how he got involved in the world of printing and graphic art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156427

  • Milton Becerra
    Cárdenas, María Luz
    In this essay, María Luz Cárdenas reviews the latest work produced by Milton Becerra, the Venezuelan sculptor and artist who works with new media, focusing specifically on his installation Naturaleza y espíritu. Cárdenas compares Becerra’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162135

  • Omar Carreño : Coherencia de un pensamiento plástico
    Benko, Susana
    Scholar Susana Benko traces the artistic career of Omar Carreño. After brief reflection on the importance of changes in the understanding of the arts, she recounts and analyzes the significant events in the work of the Venezuelan painter and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157304

  • Omar Carreño figurativo : encuentro con los viejos amigos
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    Journalist Mara Comerlati interviews Omar Carreño for his exhibition at the Museo Boggio in Caracas. The show brings together work from the artist’s figurative period, before his stay in Paris (at the end of the 1940s and beginning of the 1950s) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157353

  • Omar Carreño; premio a la constancia, al genio y a la rectitud del proceder creador
    Schael, Alfredo
    Venezuelan writer and journalist Alfredo Schael interviews Omar Carreño in 1973, a year after he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas [National Prize for the Visual Arts]. The author examines the career of the Venezuelan painter and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157337

  • Onofre Frías. Claro y oscuro
    Jiménez, Ariel; Frías, Onofre, 1953-
    Ariel Jiménez interviewed the Venezuelan painter Onofre Frías on the occasion of a solo exhibition held in 1990. The questions first asked of the artist are related to his concept of art and painting, his personal history in terms of his entry into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161208

  • Oscar Pellegrino : la materia como lenguaje
    Peruga, Iris
    The curator Iris Peruga developed a material reading of the work by the Venezuelan painter Oscar Pellegrino based on one of the main resources he used in the process of expressing himself: material substance. Her essay focuses on the link between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161242

  • Oswaldo Vigas : la lucha por descubrir la identidad americana
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    In this article, the Venezuelan critic Roberto Montero Castro talks about the question of “identity” in art, the role of professional art criticism in Venezuela, and the underlying inspiration for the work of Oswaldo Vigas, with whom he discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168108

  • Oswaldo Vigas : ritos elementales, dioses oscuros
    Romero, Armando, 1944-
    In this text, Colombian writer Armando Romero proposes a revision to the career of Oswaldo Vigas, from his beginnings in Venezuelan painting (in 1942) through the end of the 1970s. His first assessment of the work—in relationship to his Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153573

  • Oswaldo Vigas explosivo : Antes las brujas, ahora las bombas
    Benmaman, Paco
    In this interview by journalist Paco Benmaman, Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas takes a stance on international artistic tendencies. In recounting his own past, he comments on the differences between the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) and the Los [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153245

  • Oswaldo Vigas y sus 23 años de pintura
    Schael Martínez, Graciela
    In 1962, Venezuelan writer Graciela Schael interviewed Oswaldo Vigas during a retrospective exhibition organized by the Ateneo de Valencia [in the State of Carabobo]. At the beginning of the conversation, Vigas states that the social function of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153282

  • Piel a piel
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    Venezuelan critic Roberto Guevara comments on the underlying concept of the Venezuelan representation at the XII São Paulo Biennial in 1973; it consisted of a collective work by Margot Römer, Ana María Mazzei, William Stone, Rolando Dorrego, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163190

  • Pintura, texto y escritura
    Wilson, Adolfo
    In this text, researcher Adolfo Wilson analyzes Venezuelan painter Emilia Azcárate’s work on the basis of the notions of “trace” and “sign.” According to Wilson, Azcárate’s art can be understood as a “linguistic and communicative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163078

  • Realidad e irrealidad: El postigo de Alejandro Otero
    Guillent Pérez, J. R.
    Critic and philosopher J. R. Guillent Pérez reflects on the 1960s series by Alejandro Otero, Ensamblajes y encolados [Assemblages and Glued Pieces]. From his point of view, the author explains Otero’s journey through informalism, and afterward, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172158

  • Reflexiones del artista
    Irazábal, Víctor Hugo, 1945-
    In this article, the Venezuelan painter, draftsman, and graphic designer Víctor Hugo Irazábal shares some of the notes he made during his travels to the state of Amazonas in Venezuela in 1995. The artist discusses his reflections on the exploration [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162727

  • Renacimiento, la luz en la escultura
    Alfonzo-Sierra, Edgar
    In this text, Edgar Alfonso Sierra reviews the exhibition Renacimiento by the Venezuelan sculptor Joel Casique. Here, the journalist provides a general description of the exhibition, which includes installations of small sculptures and [manipulated] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165948

  • Resumen para comenzar
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    Roberto Guevara briefly summarizes the career of Venezuelan painter and mixed media artist Pedro Tagliafico in light of the imprint left on contemporary art by the historic avant-garde trends and events of the twentieth century. Guevara reviews [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163062

  • Si todos los barcos del mundo...
    Silva, Carlos
    The critic Carlos Silva interviews the visual artist Omar Carreño on the occasion of his presentation of new work in Venezuela. Silva seeks to explain the inspiration and circumstances that led Carreño to produce a series of Figurative works, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157369

  • Sobremontajes de Manaure
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this text, Juan Calzadilla critically reflects on Mateo Manaure’s “pinturas sobremontaje” conceived as a combination of painting and photography. In Calzadilla’s view, these works represent continuity, rather than rupture, within Manaure [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156507

  • Sólo quisiera ser puntual : el tiempo en la pintura de Alejandro Otero : introducción
    Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967
    “Time” and its “behavior” are the ideas used by the Venezuelan curator Ernesto Guevara as a starting point for his analysis of the artwork of Alejandro Otero (1921–1990). After focusing on this concept and its relationship to life and other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163813

  • Superemos la pugna de abstractos y figurativos : propone Oswaldo Vigas, el pintor que cultiva ambas tendencias
    Santana, Emilio
    Journalist Emilio Santana reports the opinions of Oswaldo Vigas on the topics of abstraction and figuration, as well as the conflict between both trends that had been at the center of the arts scene in Venezuela. Vigas stands up for overcoming the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153298

  • Tablones de Alejandro Otero, 1974
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    Roberto Guevara writes this criticism about the series Tablones by Alejandro Otero. The writer refers to a dynamic that prevails in art: providing solutions that feature continuity along with a range of explorations. Guevara analyzes how the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168185

  • Todos los pueblos necesitan afirmar sus valores culturales en sus propias realidades
    Vigas, Oswaldo
    In this essay, the Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas defends his beliefs on the subject of the Latin American identity, stating that the only way Latin American communities can survive the unfolding of historical events is by departing from their own [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153220

  • Trás la búsqueda del movimiento real : Manuel Mérida
    Mora, Josué
    The journalist Josué Mora interviews the artist Manuel Mérida after a solo exhibition in Caracas where the artist exhibits his series Manipulables. The text questions the scant attention that critics had afforded his work since his last exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157608

  • Un estado metafórico de la tierra
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this text, critic Juan Calzadilla reflects on the relationship between sculpture and ceramics and on the possibilities of the latter to take on a monumental scale. He considers the work of ceramicist Noemí Márquez an example of that move into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161509

  • Una conciencia de arte latinoamericano
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    The Venezuelan critic Juan Carlos Palenzuela examines the career trajectory of Alejandro Otero from the perspective of the notions of “innovation” and “renewal.” [According to Palenzuela,] the lucidity that the Venezuelan artist and sculptor [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163142

  • Una experiencia de siete años (MBA) y elementos para la polémica : el retorno de las brujas de Vigas
    Buitrago Segura, Luis
    Journalist Luis Buitrago interviews painter Oswaldo Vigas on the occasion of his exhibition of tapestries at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. In Vigas’s view, the works in this show sum up his pictorial development and demonstrate the range of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153381

  • Víctor Hugo Irazabal
    Guédez, Víctor
    Critic Víctor Guédez develops three themes in this text on the work of Víctor Hugo Irazábal. First, he reviews his graphic trajectory, starting with his education and participation in collectives, his subsequent artistic inquiries and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161536

  • Vigas : imagen de una identidad
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    Juan Calzadilla starts this critical text with a general commentary on the concept of “painting” when it is limited to the artist’s self-expression based on discovering a personal language, with the resulting isolation from the environment. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152517

  • Vigas : Proceso abierto
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this 1978 critique, Roberto Guevara, focusing on Latin American art, proposes further thinking about the value of the creative act, as opposed to contemporary art theory and this artist’s own objectives. The writer points out the development of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152753