ICAA Researcher: Roldán Esteva-Grillet×
  • Ciencia, americanismo y venezolanidad
    Antolínez, Gilberto, 1908-
    In this chapter of the book Hacia el indio y su mundo, by the Venezuelan indigenous scholar Gilberto Antolínez, the author presents the ideas that inform his anthropological research, as well as his critique of the Venezuelan American tradition. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1171880

  • Exposición del paisaje venezolano: III
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In its third and final installment, the review written by Enrique Planchart on the Exposición del Paisaje Venezolano, the author contemplates the works of some artists that he identifies with the following phrases: “extensive work” (Marcos [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850454

  • Exposición del paisaje venezolano: II
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In the second part of his extensive review of the Exposición del Paisaje Venezolano, which took place in 1942 at the Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas, Enrique Planchart analyzes some of the twentieth-century painters of his country, each of which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850424

  • Por los estudios de nuestros pintores : Francisco Narváez
    Padrón, Julián, 1910- 1954
    This article by Julián Padrón on countryman Venezuelan artist Francisco Narváez is a biographical sketch in which he relates the artist’s trajectory starting with his time at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Caracas through his return from Paris [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850405

  • [Letter] 1950 Marzo 31, Caracas [to] Alejandro Otero
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    In this letter, art critic Alfredo Boulton voices some dismay to his artist friend, Alejandro Otero. After having written generalizations on traditional western art and on the irruption of the abstract art movement, the critic adds a long postscript [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850312

  • [Letter] 1950 Abril 8, París [to] Alfredo Boulton
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    This letter by Alejandro Otero is in response to the letter (March 31, 1950) sent by his friend, the art critic Alfredo Boulton, where he complained about the group of artists calling themselves Los Disidentes. Specifically, Boulton was opposed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850293

  • [Letter] [1961 Noviembre 15, Caracas to Alejandro Otero]
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    In this letter, art critic Alfredo Boulton reveals to his friend, the artist Alejandro Otero, then in Paris, about his reservations with the new extra-pictorial [habitually not used] materials he had begun using after the Coloritmos series created by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850274

  • [Letter] [1948 Abril 10, París to a Alfredo Boulton]
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    This letter by Venezuelan artist Alejandro Otero to his friend, the art critic Alfredo Boulton, is quite revealing. Written in Paris in 1948, in the letter the artist makes reference to his day-to-day activities as a scholarship student, and as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850255

  • Ariel, evangelio de humanismo americano
    Beltrán Guerrero, Luis, 1914-1997
    Luis Beltrán Guerrero, in his re-reading of the famous book from 1900 by José Enrique Rodó, Ariel, diminishes the importance of its criticism of “yanqui” (Yankee) culture, given that in his judgment, the Uruguayan philosopher could not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850156

  • Nuestro "aire" cultural : Nota primera
    Picón-Salas, Mariano, 1901-1965
    In this article the writer Mariano Picón Salas provides a concise summary of what he believes to be the most distinctive aspects of Latin America in the first half of the twentieth century as viewed, in particular, from the perspective of a cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850137

  • Algunos indios
    Uslar Pietri, Arturo, 1906-2001
    The well-known member of the avant-garde, Arturo Uslar Pietri, tracks the evolution of the portrayal of the Indian since the idyllic vision proposed by Columbus and Father Bartolomé de las Casas (both of whom were inspired by the myth of the Noble [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850118

  • Los principios constitucionales del Libertador: la Ley Boliviana
    Vallenilla Lanz, Laureano, 1870-1936
    In this chapter, Laureano Vallenilla Lanz exemplifies how from a sociological point of view Simón Bolívar’s idea—first articulated in the Constitution he gave Bolivia in 1825—had been applied by the leaders of several Latin American countries [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850099

  • América es un campo de experimentación social
    Salas, Julio César, 1870-1933
    From a social scientific perspective, Julio César Salas rejects deterministic explanations regarding the alleged failure of Latin American countries, either due to their Torrid Zone locations or for their mixture of races. The author opposes such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850080

  • Exposición del paisaje venezolano : Museo de Bellas Artes
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In the first part of his extensive review of the Exposición del Paisaje Venezolano, which took place in 1942 at the Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas, Enrique Planchart establishes a chronological framework that distinguishes the pioneers (he calls [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 846005

  • Pintores Jóvenes : Antonio Alcántara, Ernesto Stelling
    Martínez, Leoncio, 1889-1941
    This article by Leoncio Martínez—identified here by one of his pseudonyms: “Santiago León”—is a critical review of a joint exhibition of works by two young painters, Antonio Alcántara and Ernesto Stelling, both of whom are involved in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845961

  • El continente enfermo
    Zumeta, César, 1863-1955
    In light of the Spanish-American War (1896), with which the United States put an end to Spain’s colonial presence in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, César Zumeta issues a warning about the weakness of tropical Central American countries, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 843008

  • Reverón, o la vita allo statu di Sogno : Armando Reverón, pittore venezuelano
    Ponti, Giovanni
    The article, written by Italian architect Gio Ponti, is a testament on the visit he made to “El Castillete,” the home and workshop built by the Venezuelan artist Armando Reverón in Macuto (on the Caribbean coastline). Ponti, who visited the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812211

  • El Circulo de Bellas Artes
    Semprúm, Jesús, 1882-1931
    In the opening speech for the Círculo de Bellas Artes (founded in Caracas in August 1912), critic Jesús Semprum describes the ideals of beauty, truth, and goodness that should guide this group of young artists. He argues above all against haste for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812197

  • El Circulo de Bellas Artes
    In this article, written in a journalistic style rather than the academic tone of his lecture (Visiones de Caracas y otros temas, Caracas, 1969), Jesús Semprum describes the establishment of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, in Caracas, founded by “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812183

  • La interpretación pesimista de la sociología hispanoamericana
    Mijares, Augusto, 1897-
    In this essay the historian Augusto Mijares criticizes the positivist theory that blames the caudillismo [leadership of ‘caudillos’ or local strongmen] trend spawned by the wars of independence on the particular idiosyncrasy of our Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808595