ICAA Researcher: Taller Historia Crítica del Arte (U.N.): Halim Badawi×
  • [El arte de la pintura es el arte del espacio...]
    Ospina, Marco, 1912-1983
    1949
    The artist Marco Ospina begins by criticizing Colombian painters who value volume over content and as a result produce totally insignificant work. According to Ospina, there are substantial theoretical lapses in these paintings, which he dismisses as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094284

  • [La Dirección de la Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes...]
    Leudo, Coriolano, 1866-1957
    1930
    The book Artistas colombianos: Epifanio Garay, which was written by Colombian artist Coriolano Leudo Obando at an unknown date, is divided into two parts: a brief introductory essay on the life of academic artist Epifanio Garay Caicedo and twenty-one [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132805

  • Académicos fallecidos : Ricardo Moros Urbina
    Arias Argaez, Daniel, 1869-
    1942
    This brief obituary was written by the historian Daniel Arias Argáez following the death of the artist Ricardo Moros Urbina. It includes a short but detailed biographical profile that mentions Moros Urbina’s art studies at the Escuela de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134078

  • Andrés de Santa María (Galería de Arte)
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1949
    In this article the Austrian critic Walter Engel reviews the exhibition of works by the painter Andrés de Santa María held at the Galerías de Arte in Bogotá. Engel begins his article by mentioning that the Colombian artist died in Brussels, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094300

  • Andrés de Santamaría y su época
    Barney Cabrera, Eugenio, 1917-1980
    1970
    This essay, by the art historian Eugenio Barney Cabrera, discusses the work of the painter Andrés de Santa María in five distinct categories, as follows: (I) his social background; (II) his long absence from Colombia; (III) his connection to Europe [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098646

  • Aproximación a la crítica del arte en Colombia
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    1983
    Published in Historia del arte colombiano [History of Colombian Art] (Bogotá: Editorial Salvat, 1975), “Aproximación a la crítica del arte en Colombia” [An Approach to Art Criticism in Colombia] by art historian Germán Rubiano Caballero is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098110

  • Cartilla de dibujo
    Díaz Vargas, Miguel, 1886-1956
    1935
    The Cartilla de dibujo [Drawing Handbook], published in Bogotá in 1935 by the artist Miguel Díaz Vargas, was essentially created for teaching drawing in elementary school. The book’s structure is clearly pedagogical. It has a brief introduction [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094413

  • Colombia : el país redondo o el inconsciente de la historia
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1990
    The book Las artes plásticas en la América Latina: del trance a lo transitorio [The Visual Arts in Latin America: From Trance to Transitory], written by the Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais, is essentially divided into two parts: (i) “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1104537

  • Conferencias sobre perspectiva y otros principios de dibujo: primera conferencia
    Urdaneta, Alberto, 1845- 1887
    1881
    The book Conferencias sobre perspectiva y otros asuntos de dibujo, dictadas en el Colegio de San Bartolomé was published in 1881 by the artist and arts promoter Alberto Urdaneta. The publication begins with a quotation from Leonardo Da Vinci on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135742

  • De la exposición Leudo, "La madre tierra"
    Pizano, Roberto, 1896- 1929
    1922
    In this article, the artist and cultural promoter Roberto Pizano writes about the solo exhibition of work by the Colombian artist Coriolano Leudo Obando in Bogotá. This was the first show in which Leudo had shown his painting. Pizano writes about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133477

  • De la perspectiva sentimental y diseño del cuerpo humano : capítulo octavo
    Carvajal, Manuel D.
    1920
    Elementos de geometría aplicados al dibujo [Elements of Geometry Applied to Drawing] (1859) by the Colombian artist Manuel Doroteo Carvajal is possibly the first drawing manual ever published in Colombia. This document refers to the eighth and final [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094430

  • Definición de Andrés de Santamaría y su obra
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    1971
    The art historian Germán Rubiano Caballero wrote this essay in 1971, on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of works by Andrés de Santa María at the Museo de Arte Moderno [Museum of Modern Art] in Bogotá. This exhibition included for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094316

  • El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1978
    “El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana” [The Americanism of the 1940s and the New Colombian Avant-Garde], an essay by the historian Álvaro Medina, published in 1978, discusses the artistic languages inspired by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094332

  • El Museo de Bellas Artes
    Santos Montejo, Gustavo, 1892-1967
    1931
    Writer Gustavo Santos Montejo begins his essay on the now closed Museo de Bellas Artes (also known as the Museo de la Escuela de Bellas Artes) with a tribute to artist and cultural advocate Roberto Pizano Restrepo, who—in the late twenties—was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130484

  • El museo-taller de Alberto Urdaneta: Estudio descriptivo
    Girón, Lázaro María
    1888
    By way of an introduction, Lázaro María Girón dedicates the first part of this text to discussing the risk that the private collection of Colombian painter, draftsman, and journalist Alberto Urdaneta [will] be dispersed. He recalls the neutral [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098046

  • El pintor Zamora
    Cuervo, Luis Augusto, 1893- 1954
    1949
    In this brief article, the historian Luis Augusto Cuervo produced one of the first known biographical sketches of the recently deceased Colombian artist Jesús María Zamora. Cuervo wrote about Zamora’s social circle, touched on certain unknown or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133621

  • El Salón Nacional de Pintura : en el país de los ciegos, el tuerto es rey
    Alternativa (Bogota, Colombia ; 1974)
    1978
    “El Salón Nacional de Pintura: En el país de los ciegos, el tuerto es rey” is an interview-conversation between the editorial staff of the magazine Alternativa and four important figures in Colombian art of the seventies: Colombian-Cuban art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130434

  • En la exposición de pintura de Miguel Díaz Vargas
    Acuña, Luis Alberto, 1904-1994
    1934
    This review, written by the Colombian artist and historian Luis Alberto Acuña, refers to an exhibition of works by Miguel Díaz Vargas at the Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros [Colombian Society of Engineers] in 1934. Acuña begins by praising the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132192

  • Entrevistas a Roberto Pizano : una conversación con el maestro Roberto Pizano
    Amaya Gonzalez, Victor
    2001
    The poet Víctor Amaya González interviewed Roberto Pizano in 1925, when the latter was named director of the Escuela de Bellas Artes [School of Fine Arts] in Bogotá. The interview was then included in Roberto Pizano, the book published by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132032

  • Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes
    Pizarro, Carlos Miguel
    1899
    The brochure for the “Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes” [National Exhibition of Fine Arts], written by Carlos Miguel Pizarro on October 15, 1899 criticizes the procedures that were followed for awarding prizes at that year’s National [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098631

  • Francisco A. Cano
    1935
    This one-page article addresses the recent death of Colombian artist Francisco Antonio Cano. Although it is an obituary, the text presents keys to understanding Cano’s final years and how the myth surrounding his figure as an academic artist was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132224

  • Guía de la primera exposición anual : organizada bajo la dirección del rector de dicha escuela, General Alberto Urdaneta
    Urdaneta, Alberto, 1845- 1887
    1886
    The book Guía de la primera exposición anual organizada bajo la dirección del rector de dicha escuela, General Alberto Urdaneta (1886) features a collection of the works assembled for the 1886 exhibition. These works were gathered by Urdaneta, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134238

  • Homosexualismo en el arte
    Restrepo Pélaez, Pedro
    1969
    “Homosexualismo en el arte” [Homosexuality in Art], written by Pedro Restrepo Peláez, is one chapter in the book, El homosexualismo en el arte actual [Homosexuality in Art Today] (1969). The book is a collection of 18 essays by the same writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098916

  • Informe sobre el edificio de Santo Domingo, dirigido a la academia nacional de Historia
    Moros Urbina, Ricardo, 1865-1942
    1926
    This brief essay, written by the artist Ricardo Moros Urbina, the priest Juan Crisóstomo García, and the historian Enrique Otero D’Costa, discusses the architectural and historical value of the building that houses the Convent of the Dominican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134060

  • José Gutiérrez Solana: pintor español actual
    Gómez Jaramillo, Ignacio, 1910-1970
    1944
    In this brief overview of the life of Spanish painter José Gutiérrez Solana, Colombian artist Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo criticizes the overly academic Spanish art scene of the first decade of the 20th century and describes its social context. Solana [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130502

  • Las vanguardias son impuestas desde arriba : Leonel Góngora
    1977
    “Las vanguardias son impuestas desde arriba” is the title of an article published in Sobre arte, a transcript of a magazine interview with the Colombian artist Leonel Góngora in August 1977. The brief introduction to the interview criticizes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134044

  • Margarita Holguín o la disciplina de lo inútil
    Barney Cabrera, Eugenio, 1917-1980
    1980
    In this essay, the Colombian historian Eugenio Barney Cabrera refers to the ‘feminine presence’ at the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Exhibition of Fine Arts] in 1899 by mentioning that Margarita Holguín y Caro was among the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098676

  • Meditaciones sobre el Salón de Artistas
    Suárez, Roberto
    1931
    The Colombian art critic Roberto Suárez begins his essay by stating that modern civilization is in a “twilight” period. He criticizes the rapid artistic, social, and technical changes of the modern era, and describes Futurism, Cubism, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094252

  • Pintores nacionales: Francisco A. Cano.
    1930
    Writer Alfonso Dávila divides this text on the work of Colombian artist Francisco Antonio Cano into three parts: (i) “El estudio,” (ii) “Lo místico,” and (iii) “Pintor objetivo.” The first section briefly describes Cano’s studio. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130466

  • Plástica : el XXVII Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales : reflexiones y argumentos
    Márceles Daconte, Eduardo, 1942-
    1979
    In his article “El XXVII Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales: reflexiones y argumentos” [The 27th National Salon for the Visual Arts: Reflections and Arguments], Eduardo Márceles Daconte challenges the unfavorable views of the Salón Nacional de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133541

  • Problemas de influencias, de universalismo y localismo, de técnicas y de significados en la obra de Andrés de Santamaría
    Traba, Marta
    1974
    Marta Traba begins the fourth chapter of her book Historia abierta del arte colombiano [Open History of Colombian Art] (1970) with a quote from the Colombian art historian Eugenio Barney Cabrera, from which she extrapolates the three points around [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098661

  • Roberto Páramo y la pintura de paisaje en Colombia
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    1987
    The book by Beatriz Gonzálezentitled Roberto Páramo: Pintor de la Sabana, published in 1987, contains four brief texts: (i) “Roberto Páramo y la pintura de paisaje en Colombia”, (ii) “Roberto Páramo y la Sabana de Bogotá”, (iii) “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130415

  • Semblanza de Pizano
    Samper Ortega, Daniel, 1895-1943
    2001
    Colombian writer Daniel Samper Ortega starts this essay discussing the situation facing the artistic professions in Colombia during the first quarter of the twentieth century. He asserts that the position of writers and visual artists is particularly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098062

  • Valleduper, mayo 28 de 1968
    López Michelsen, Alfonso, 1913-2007
    1969
    The prologue to the book El homosexualismo en el arte actual [Homosexuality in Contemporary Art] by the Colombian artist Pedro Restrepo Peláez was written on May 28, 1968, by the liberal politician Alfonso López Michelsen, who begins by mentioning [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094268