Creator: Nelken, Margarita×
  • [El expresionismo a partir de Kokoschka,...]
    Nelken, Margarita
    1964
    In this book, Margarita Nelken, a Spanish critic based in Mexico, discusses the development of Expressionism in Mexican art. She argues that Mexican Expressionism has a native origin that, with the passage of time, has been enriched by the different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748151

  • Advertencia preliminar
    Nelken, Margarita
    1949
    This document is the first section of Margarita Nelken’s book Pintores de México [Painters of Mexico], which she wrote by commission of the Secretaría de Educación Pública [SEP, Ministry of Public Education]. Nevertheless, it was never [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791990

  • Al dictado de la hora
    Nelken, Margarita
    1957
    Margarita Nelken reports on the Torres de Ciudad Satélite [Satellite City Towers] project that had been designed in tandem by Mathias Goeritz and the architect Luis Barragán. Although the art critic celebrates the innovative sculptural design of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786746

  • Alice Rahon : Pintor- poeta
    Nelken, Margarita
    1961
    In this article, Margarita Nelken looks back over Alice Rahon’s career. Nelken explains that Rahon, the French artist who straddled between both Surrealist painting and Surrealist poetry, had shaken off her father’s aesthetic influence while [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772489

  • Arte y artistas : Se inaugura en París la Exposición de Arte Mexicano
    Nelken, Margarita
    1952
    This short article by the art critic Margarita Nelken comments on the recent inauguration in Paris of the traveling exhibition of Mexican art with work ranging from the pre-Columbian period up to the date of the article. She describes the artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 793200

  • De miércoles a miércoles
    Nelken, Margarita
    1950
    This article announces a new column in the magazine Hoy that will feature “weekly comments from the desk of a Mexican diplomat who, for obvious reasons, wishes to remain anonymous.” Covering each of the days of the previous week, the author of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783845

  • El arte y la sociedad
    Nelken, Margarita
    1949
    In the late 1940s, Margarita Nelken reflects on the difficulties facing artistic creation during a period marked by a “lack of poise and harmony.” The new art must not distance itself from society: “The individualist formula that has lasted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759115

  • En torno de la dirección de Bellas Artes
    Nelken, Margarita
    1952
    This article wonders about the new slate of directors that will take over at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) during the new administration under President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (1952-58). Though the article praises the accomplishments of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774986

  • Ensayo de exégesis de Rufino Tamayo
    Nelken, Margarita
    1955
    Margarita Nelken’s biography of Rufino Tamayo includes stories that explain how his painting evolved along different paths from the ones taken by the Big Three. Though he acknowledged his indigenous identity, that particular factor did not lead him [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748141

  • Etapas de la formación de Diego Rivera
    Nelken, Margarita
    1949
    This is a review of the exhibition Diego Rivera. 50 años de su labor artística [Diego Rivera: 50 Years of Artistry], held at the Museo de Artes Plásticas in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and which analyzed the aesthetic “influences” of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774822

  • Exposiciones : la de “Arte” y “Libertad”
    Nelken, Margarita
    1957
    The critic Margarita Nelken analyzes the success of the show organized at Galería Excélsior under the title Arte y Libertad [Art and Freedom] by the Asociación Mexicana por la Libertad de la Cultura. “The key feature of this exhibition is the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786403

  • Exposiciones : la de Vicente Rojo
    Nelken, Margarita
    1959
    This article reviews the second solo exhibition of Vicente Rojo held at the Galería Proteo under the title Presagios [Omens], which encompasses the subject matter of his work. Among other omens rendered are those that foretold the Conquest, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795172

  • Exposiciones : Salón 1962
    Nelken, Margarita
    1962
    In this article Margarita Nelken, the critic of Spanish origin, reviews the Salón Anual de Pintura that is taking place at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana (SPM) in Mexico City. After appreciating the work of a few of the exhibitors, the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786415

  • Inquietudes : Decoración mexicana
    Nelken, Margarita
    1952
    The Spanish art critic Margarita Nelken uses the term “Decoración Mexicana” [Mexican Decoration] as the title of her article on the work created at the Multifamiliar Benito Juarez [Benito Juárez Residential Project] by the Guatemalan artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792968

  • Inquietudes : entorno de una litografía
    Nelken, Margarita
    1952
    Margarita Nelken believed that the exhibition of Mexican art presented in Paris, Stockholm and London committed great injustices. One of these was its failure to show any work done by young Mexican artists. By way of example, she mentioned the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780004

  • Inquietudes : Expansión de la obra de arte
    Nelken, Margarita
    1950
    This article celebrates the first anniversary of Páginas de Artes Plásticas [Visual Arts Page], the Sunday section of Excélsior where Margarita Nelken contributes a regular column. She muses on “what a page like this can, and should, do in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774968

  • Junto a la tumba de Ramos Martínez
    Nelken, Margarita
    1946
    In this article, the author Margarita Nelken recalls her meeting in Madrid with the Mexican painter Alfredo Ramos Martínez who had at the time organized an exhibition of works produced by the Escuelas de Pintura al Aire Libre [Open-Air Painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774847

  • La exposición de arte mexicano en Estocolmo
    Nelken, Margarita
    1952
    This short article revolves around the events surrounding the Exhibition of Mexican Art with work that ranged from pre-Columbian times up to the date of the article. Organized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), it was about to be shown [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 793194

  • La exposición de Ras en el Ateneo Español
    Nelken, Margarita; Palencia Alvarez Tubau, Ceferino; Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    1953
    This article includes a collection of remarks made by a number of Spanish and Mexican critics on the occasion of the exhibition of works by the caricaturist Eduardo Robles “Ras” at the Ateneo Español de México. The critic Margarita Nelken, who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773047

  • La vacilada como punto final
    Nelken, Margarita
    1961
    Margarita Nelken describes the Second Biennial for Young Artists, in Paris, and the exhibition of the Los hartos [Fed Up] group in the Galería Antonio Souza in Mexico City as the end of one era and the beginning of another. The Los hartos “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752203

  • Margarita Nelken contesta al pintor David Alfaro Siqueiros un artículo : Lamenta que se pretenda hacer de un solo pintor la representación del Arte de México
    Nelken, Margarita
    1949
    In this interview, Margarita Nelken, the Spanish critic, reacts to the opinions expressed by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Nelken defends her comments concerning the lack of innovation in Diego Rivera’s art, and says that it is regrettable to attempt to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774948

  • Tamayo habla a Hoy : La pintura mexicana despierta interés en Europa por su mérito y originalidad, dice el notable artista
    Nelken, Margarita
    1951
    In spite of the campaign of negative criticism against him, Rufino Tamayo said he was pleased with the way he had been received by the people of Mexico. He also said that a Mexican’s success was always a source of great satisfaction. Tamayo was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759004

  • Una lección de Clemente Orozco
    Nelken, Margarita
    1952
    An exhibition of gouaches by José Clemente Orozco at the photographer Lola Álvarez Bravo’s gallery on Amberes street inspires Margarita Nelken to discuss a number of subjects that were topical in artistic circles at that time. Among them: whether [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735568