ICAA Researcher: Tatiana Arango Botero×
  • ¿Está aún vigente la pintura figurativa?
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    Juan Acha examines the rationale advanced by those who, in line with the “new pictorial awareness” of the middle of the century, see greater relevance in abstract painting than in the outdated values of the figurative ideal. The main idea [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097217

  • A Noel Cassady, de la “Beat Generation”, encarcelado en “San Quintín”, California, U.S.A., por el delito de fumar marihuana
    Los nadaistas (1958-1970)
    In a letter signed by “the Nadaístas” [Nothing-ists], a group of Colombian artists protest the incarceration of the Beat poet Noel (Neal) Cassady, who was tried in 1958 in the United States “for the crime of smoking marihuana.” The letter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131808

  • Arte puro, arte comprometido, arte testimonial
    Zalamea, Jorge, 1905-1969
    In this article, Jorge Zalamea posits a theory about composition or poetics. His thesis concerns the expression and the assessment of art, and is rooted in the field of art criticism and theory. Zalamea refers to two traditional ways of thinking [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131792

  • Cecilia Porras
    Grau, Enrique, 1920-2004
    In this text, the Colombian artist Enrique Grau writes about fellow artist Cecilia Porras. Both were part of the generation of the twenties associated with the Colombian abstract avant-garde. Grau pays tribute to his friend, who had died by the time [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132548

  • Documentos nadaístas
    Arango, Gonzalo, 1931-1976
    The poet and political thinker Gonzalo Arango discerns poetics in the artistic avant-garde that he invented and named ‘Nadaísmo’ [Nothing-ism] (1958–70), [which is] an art that “has no end, because it is infinite.” The Nadema artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131711

  • Escultura colombiana
    Abril, Julio, 1912-
    In 1948, Espiral [Spiral] magazine (1944–75) published this article by the sculptor Julio Abril in their fifteenth issue. The article is illustrated with reproductions of seven sculptures by seven artists. Abril examines Colombian sculpture from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131824

  • Fernando Botero
    Arciniegas, Germán, 1900- 1999
    This essay was written by the historian and political thinker Germán Arciniegas for the deluxe edition of the book on Fernando Botero produced by the Edilerner publishing house (1970). This essay is the text for the book, which focuses mainly on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131679

  • Introducción
    Porras, Cecilia, 1920-1971
    The regular section on the visual arts in this edition (N° 57, Year 1950) of the magazine published by the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín (1937–2005) is devoted to Cecilia Porras, and includes her essay and six reproductions of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131663

  • La estética contemporánea
    Arango, Daniel
    In this article, Daniel Arango criticizes the poetics (or theory of composition) underlying Modern art, which he calls “the new aesthetic.” He argues that there is a void innate to a conception of art at the margin of history, an art that eschews [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100204

  • La exposición de Cecilia Porras
    Gaitán Durán, Jorge, 1924-
    Critic Jorge Gaitán Durán presents artist Cecilia Porras in relation to recent Colombian art history and to the specificity of her work. Gaitán Durán deems Porras “the greatest revelation in Colombian painting” of the time and one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100124

  • La exposición de Lucy Tejada
    Valencia Goelkel, Hernando, 1928-
    Hernando Valencia Goelkel discusses Lucy Tejada’s work on the occasion of her first exhibition in Colombia after having spent almost five years in Europe. The exhibition, which took place at Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango in Bogotá in November and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100188

  • La pintura de Carlos Correa
    Airó, Clemente, 1918-
    The writer and critic Clemente Airó wrote an article about Carlos Correa in issue number twenty-six of Espiral [Spiral] magazine (1944–75), which the former edited. The article was a tribute to Correa on the occasion of the retrospective [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131743

  • Luz de máscaras : América del Sur
    Lévi-Strauss, Claude
    Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss provides a descriptive analysis of the origin, meaning, and function of masks for some South American indigenous groups. His argument revolves around the Amazon River region and other locations in South America; it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100172

  • Manifiesto poético 1962 : explosiones radioactivas de la poesía nadaísta
    Osorio, Amilkar, 1940- 1985
    The poet Amílcar Osorio Gómez—who, for many years, signed his work “Amílkar U.”—wrote the second manifesto for the nadaísta [Nothing-ist] group (1958–70), a predominantly poetic avant-garde association that coalesced in Colombia in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131695

  • Obregón, Cecilia Porras, Roda
    In the October and November 1956 issue of Mito, the magazine’s editorial staff discusses the artistic spirit of Alejando Obregón, Cecilia Porras, and Juan Antonio Roda in relation to solo exhibitions of each one’s work. Obregón’s show at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100156

  • Plásticas
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    Art critic Walter Engel wrote five articles on exhibitions held in 1948, among them the solo show of artist Carlos Díaz Forero, sponsored by the Universidad Nacional of Bogotá and held at the Museo Nacional in that city in August; the exhibition of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132708

  • Por qué pinto
    Porras, Cecilia, 1920-1971
    In 1960, the Cultural Department of the Colombian Ministerio de Educación Nacional opened a space in the Biblioteca Nacional of Bogotá to exhibit seventeen paintings by Cecilia Porras. In this text, the artist describes her beliefs, the elements [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132532

  • Primera bienal de las Cruces
    Arango, Gonzalo, 1931-1976
    The poet and political thinker Gonzalo Arango invites artists to participate in the “Primera Bienal de Las Cruces” [First Las Cruces Biennial]. The event was not mentioned at all in the media, although it took place in Bogotá in the 1960s, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131727

  • Recordando las fiestas novembrinas… o el disfraz detrás de la oreja : entrevista a Enrique Grau
    Vélez Coronado, Andrés
    The artist Enrique Grau is interviewed in Cartagena in 1986. His paintings tend to reflect a “carnival atmosphere” and portray “traditional scenes,” an indication of how his native city, Cartagena de Indias, influenced his work. Grau [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131775

  • Una entrevista con Luis Caballero
    Namer, Claude
    In an interview he gave in 1978, Luis Caballero discusses the role of the critic and the evolution of the visual arts in Latin America; gives his opinion on what art means; and reflects on his own work as well as on his influences. Caballero also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131759