ICAA Research Team: Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Peru×
  • Aclaración : Carta de Luis Zevallos
    Zevallos Hetzel, Luis
    1969
    According to Luis Zevallos Hetzel, the painting that took the prize at the Festivales Ancón is not exactly a work of art because it is an (exact) reproduction of an advertisement for a brand of motorcycles. Though the painter claims he is under no [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142171

  • Acotaciones : la influencia revolucionaria en nuestro arte : maestros nuevos y nacionalización artística / Juan F. Ballón
    Ballón, Juan Francisco
    1930
    In this article, Juan F. Ballón discusses the recent revolutionary process that began in Arequipa and went on to overthrow the dictator Augusto B. Leguía. In Ballón’s opinion, it was a “total” revolution that involved “all the events, all [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151297

  • Actitud legítimamente artística : Gloria Gómez Sánchez en "Solisol"
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1965
    In this essay the author, Juan Acha describes the setting and diversity of the elements in the exhibition room where Gloria Gómez Sánchez mounted her installation Yllomomo. These include card boards, rubbish, unusable objects, objects that were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142867

  • Actos y conferencias : el pintor D.A. Siqueiros disertó en la Escuela de Bellas Artes anoche
    1943
    This is a newspaper review of “El arte para la victoria y la pintura mexicana moderna,” the lecture given by David Alfaro Siqueiros at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes de Lima in March 1943. The painter and political activist informed his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143245

  • Afiches de la Reforma Agraria : otra experiencia trunca
    Ruiz Durand, Jesús, 1940-
    1984
    In this article, the graphic artist Jesús Ruiz Durand describes his work as the author of the widely circulated posters and graphic material created to promote the cultural, political, and social reforms launched by the self-styled Gobierno [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139386

  • Algo más sobre lo dicho respecto a la exposición de "arte abstracto"
    Hernández, Julio Alfonso
    1952
    On November 3, 1952 Julio Alfonso Hernández, the director of El Tiempo, the Chiclayo newspaper, replies to Alejandro Lora Risco’s defense of his exhibition of non-figurative drawings. Hernández believes it is a cliché to refer to art as “the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143668

  • Algo se pudre en el INC...
    Román, Élida
    1977
    This is a letter written by art critic Élida Román, who at the time was the director of the Museo de Arte Italiano,an art gallery dependent on the Instituto Nacional de Cultura, addressed to the leadership of said institution. The letter advises [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855811

  • Algo sobre el arte en el Perú
    Barreda y Laos, Enrique-Domingo, 1879-1944
    1939
    This text is an article written from Paris by painter Enrique Domingo Barreda, in which he attacks the prevailing indigenous art trend in Peruvian art. He states that “motivated by a ridiculous vanity, everyone in Peru paints natives and believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143340

  • Algunas notas sobre la pintura abstracta que se exhibe en la "Galería de Lima"
    1950
    This article, which is signed with the initials “F. F.,” reviews the exhibition of work by Enrique Kleiser, the Swiss-Peruvian artist, at the Galería de Lima. This was the first time that abstract—“better said, nonfigurative painting had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150803

  • Alicia Bustamente, una gran artista : la que impulsó el arte nativo
    Gálvez, Elvira de
    1969
    This essay was written by Elvira de Gálvez on the artist Alicia Bustamente on occasion of her death. The author highlights above all Bustamante’s work in the promotion and defense of Peruvian Popular Art. The author states that Bustamente “found [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139526

  • Álvaro Núñez Rebaza ganó concurso para monumento a Túpac Amaru en el Cuzco
    1971
    This is the first article on the award bestowed to Álvaro Núñez Rebaza by the Tercer Concurso Nacional, the artist selected to erect a monument to Túpac Amaru II, the indigenous forefather of the independence of Peru, at the Plaza de Armas del [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139088

  • Arquitectura peruana : la casona arequipeña
    Sabogal, José, 1888-1956
    1940
    This is an article by José Sabogal on the civil architecture of the Peruvian city of Arequipa. He highlights one of the most original constructive solutions of the Spanish during the colonial era. Given the lack of wood in the environment, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1173340

  • Art turns political in the shadow of the Shining Path
    Montana, Constanza; Solis, Dianna
    1987
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141031

  • Arte : Dewasne
    1954
    This is an anonymous article about the French painter Jean Dewasne’s forthcoming visit to Lima in 1954, including a review of his career and his status as a key figure in the European art scene. He is described as being among those who were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859465

  • Arte : Fernando de Szyszlo regresa de París
    1951
    This brief interview with Fernando de Szyszlo took place upon his return to Lima after having lived in Paris—which he calls “a fountain of life”—for a number of years. With enthusiasm, he describes the stimulating cultural milieu of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137933

  • Arte : la guerra de los pintores
    Pérez Barreto, Samuel (1921-2003)
    1951
    Samuel Pérez Barreto defends abstract art in the conclusion to his article published as part of the debate generated by the polemic statements of painter Fernando de Szyszlo (“there are no painters in Peru) published in La Prensa newspaper (Lima, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137856

  • Arte : las pinturas recientes de Fernando Szyszlo
    Pérez Barreto, Samuel (1921-2003)
    1951
    In this text, critic and librettist Samuel Pérez Barreto (S. P. B.) comments on the show of abstract paintings by fellow Peruvian Fernando de Szyszlo held at the Sociedad de Arquitectos del Perú in Lima. Pérez Barreto points out the deep [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150721

  • Arte actual : el pop y un artículo
    Ortiz de Zevallos M., Augusto
    1969
    Augusto Ortiz de Zevallos responds to Juan Acha’s arguments, which were published a week earlier in El Comercio. Both articles were key elements in the debate concerning Motociclista No. 3, Luis Zevallos Hetzel’s work of art that was awarded [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142347

  • Arte joven peruano : ¿El sueño del mercado propio? Una conversación con Claudia Polar
    Buntinx, Gustavo, 1957-
    1983
    Gustavo Buntinx interviews Claudia Polar, the director of the Galería Forum in Lima. They talk about the development of a market for young Peruvian art, which the gallery has been supporting since 1974. They discuss the changes in the local art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146565

  • Arte nacional: el dibujante Jorge Seoane
    Casterot y Arroyo, Enrique
    1925
    In this article about the Peruvian draftsman Jorge Seoane, the journalist Enrique Casterot y Arroyo describes the new function of modern art. In his opinion it is more than “a mere imitative instinct” that seeks to expose an “axiom of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146808

  • Arte peruano : Camilo Blas
    Sabogal, José, 1888-1956
    1926
    This article by José Sabogal is about the recent work produced by the Indigenist painter Camilo Blas. The author discusses Blas’ two scenes of Cajamarca that are to decorate the new Salón de Palacio, which opened in 1924 in celebration of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1289476

  • Arte peruano : el pintor Carlos Quizpez Asín
    López Merino, Clodoaldo
    1927
    The author of this article, Clodoaldo López Merino, refers to his earlier article about the Peruvian painter Carlos Quízpez Asín while the latter was still studying in Madrid, Spain. On that occasion the journalist quoted some of the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146791

  • Arte Peruano : José Sabogal
    Garrido, José Eulogio, 1888-1967
    1928
    In this article the writer and journalist José Eulogio Garrido discusses the indigenist painting of José Sabogal. Garrido describes the painter as “a man with a voice and vision of his own who expresses that voice and vision in visible ways that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140621

  • Arte Pop : procedimientos y finalidades
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1969
    This text by Juan Acha is an important contribution to the debate that arose when Luis Zevallos Hetzel’s work, Motociclista No. 3, won the grand prize at the painting competition organized by the Festivales de Ancón. Acha questions the accusation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107517

  • Arte popular do Peru : 14a. Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo '77
    1977
    This is a poster for the Peruvian Folk Art exhibition at the XIV Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in 1977. The design includes only the title of the exhibition and an enlarged detail photograph of a Pucará Bull [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857172

  • Arte popular peruano en Sao Paulo
    La Torre, Alfonso
    1977
    Alfonso La Torre interviews the photographer Eva Lewitus, who shares her opinions on the Peruvian folk art exhibition that was presented at the XIV Bienal de São Paulo in 1977. She thinks the exhibit did not reflect the full scope of this kind of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855899

  • Arte y artesanía
    Bernasconi, Carlos Antonio
    1976
    In this article the visual artist Carlos Bernasconi discusses the meaning of the terms “art,” “traditional art,” and “handcrafts” based on the definitions agreed upon at the 1st World Congress of Craftsmen held in New York in 1964. Noting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136191

  • Arte, metafísica y prejuicio
    Miró Quesada Cantuarias, Francisco, 1918-
    1950
    In this essay Francisco Miró Quesada Cantuarias explains the term “metaphysical art” that he uses to describe La gran Pietà, the painting by Lajos d’Ebneth, the Hungarian artist who lived in Peru. Cantuarias suggests that only an overly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138547

  • Artes plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    According to the author, the works by Jean Dewasne shown at the Galería de Lima are representative of a kind of formalist art that is impressive because of its clarity and precision, over and above arguments that deceitfully attempt to place it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859550

  • Artes Plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1955
    For the author, the circumstantial dominance of abstract painting at the III Salón Moncloa does not imply the true primacy of that trend within Peru’s painting [scene], although it does reveal how this trend has become (for young artists) an “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859662

  • Artes Plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    This is the first of two articles by Sebastián Salazar Bondy, published under the pseudonym “Juan Eye,” on the Mexican art exhibition organized in Lima by La Crónica newspaper. The author believes the show is exceptional for its positive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137991

  • Artes Plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    Last of the two articles by Sebastián Salazar Bondy, published under the pseudyonym “Juan Eye,” on the Mexican art exhibition organized by La Crónica newspaper. For the author, if Mexican painting has “laid the foundations for its own school [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138006

  • Artes plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    In this text, Peruvian writer Sebastián Salazar Bondy comments on the exhibition of Surrealist painting held at the Galería de Lima in July 1954. In Salazar Bondy’s view, Surrealism played a fundamental role in forming the language of modern art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138582

  • Artes plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    In this review “Juan Eye” (the pseudonym used by the writer Sebastián Salazar Bondy) discusses the José Sabogal exhibition at the SAP (Sociedad de Arquitectos del Perú, Lima). The author states that Sabogal deserves to be acknowledged in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141063

  • Artes Plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1955
    In his comments, Sebastián Salazar Bondy praises the early accomplishments of the painter Sigfrido Laske, especially given the local milieu, “where art training is not as comprehensive as desirable.” His evidence of the artist’s talent is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150342

  • Artes Plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1955
    Here, the writer sketches the artistic development reflected in the work of Alfredo Ruiz Rosas through the five years covered by the exhibition in the Peruvian capital. Bondy acknowledges the persistence of  “the same emotion” in the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150376

  • Artes plásticas : pintores italianos contemporáneos
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    In his review of the exhibition in Lima of works by contemporary Italian painters, Sebastián Salazar Bondy criticizes the abstract style as being “pure decoration.” In his opinion, Abstract painting cannot presume to be an important, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857210

  • Artes plásticas : respuesta a Szyszlo
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    In this response to Fernando de Szyszlo, well-known critic Sebastián Salazar Bondy points out how dynamic the Peruvian art scene is; against all odds, “there are people working tirelessly, with no pointless nostalgia as they undertake the creation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293656

  • Artes plásticas : sobre arte abstracto
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    Sebastián Salazar Bondy replies emphatically to the article in which Luis Miró Quesada extolls the virtues of architects as champions of abstract art. Salazar Bondy suggests that painting becomes unnecessary when it eliminates any reference to “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858965

  • Artes plásticas : sobre arte abstracto
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    The author of this article, Sebastián Salazar Bondy, underscores his supposed agreement with Luis Miró Quesada as regards the “poor quality” of the exhibition of works by contemporary Italian painters at the Galería Lima, an event that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859038

  • Artes plásticas : sobre arte abstracto
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    Continuing the debate on abstract art, Sebastián Salazar Bondy insists that painting should be “beautiful,” but should also be necessary (and not just “useful”). He states that beauty itself can only exist if it is inspired by “a real, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859095

  • Artes populares peruanas
    Sabogal, José, 1888-1956
    1940
    In this article, José Sabogal discusses Peruvian traditional art, which in his opinion, is “the key point, in the Americas, where Hispanic America began. When indigenous cultural expressions were combined with the invasion of Mediterranean visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1289545

  • Artes-Ciencias-Letras : la exposición Sabogal
    Raygada, Carlos, 1898-1953
    1940
    Though he does not mention a change as such in José Sabogal’s latest paintings, the author detects the presence or hint of certain nuances he had not noticed before. Carlos Raygada compares Procesión del Señor de los Milagros—painted in 1923, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140572

  • Artesanía y arte
    Ugarte Eléspuru, Juan Manuel, 1911-
    1976
    In this essay the artist and researcher Juan Manuel Ugarte Eléspuru discusses the differences between “handcrafts” and “art.” In his opinion, the former term refers to traditional community works that were produced in response to local needs [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136411

  • Artistas de vanguardia : César Moro
    Raygada, Carlos, 1898-1953
    1925
    This article by the critic Carlos Raygada is about the painter and poet César Moro, considered “one of the few exponents of modern art in Peru.” According to Raygada, Moro’s work is unknown because it “never appears in the kind of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146756

  • Artistas plásticos cuestionan premio
    1976
    This newspaper article includes the full text of the communiqué from the ASPAP (Asociación Peruana de Artistas Plásticos) [Peruvian Association of Visual Artists] in which the association’s board of directors expresses its “radical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135960

  • Asistimos a la resurrección de Túpac Amaru
    Portal, Magda
    1971
    In this essay, the writer Magda Portal applauds the official rehabilitation of Túpac Amaru, the indigenous harbinger of Peruvian independence, as a national icon to represent the first phase of the self-styled Gobierno Revolucionario de las Fuerzas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139197

  • Ayer se inauguró una exposición de gran aliento
    Fernández Prada, Luis, 1917-1973
    1937
    In this text, Luis Fernández Prada asserts that Ricardo Grau’s show of painting is “worthy of note” in a prudish Peruvian art scene characterized by unremarkable shows. In his view, the show “constitutes a resounding reaction against [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1144189

  • Bajo el sol negro
    Majluf, Natalia
    1994
    The author, Natalia Majluf, states that these works, created using the techniques of the “minutemen” photographers that work in provincial city plazas, could initially be thought as ethnographic or touristic photography. Nevertheless, when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293722

  • Balance de una polémica : cuatro preguntas fundamentales
    Rios, Juan, 1914-1991
    1951
    Juan Ríos asserts that Fernando de Szyszlo’s provocative statement “there are no painters in Peru” serves to legitimize public disdain for the country’s own culture. He condemns what he deems “the dangerous melodrama” that leads to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137882