Creator: Romero Brest, Jorge×
  • [Admiro con temor las grandes esculturas de Badii...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    By means o a poetic prose, art critic Jorge Romero Brest states that he fearfully admires the huge sculptures and lovingly cares about the drawings and small sculptures made by Líbero Badii. He analyzes the relationship between art and life, from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759435

  • [Compreender el mesaje expresivo]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1945
    In this essay, the well-known Argentinean critic Jorge Romero Brest attempts to assess national problems as they were understood by the most famous Brazilian artists, touching on a raw nerve concerning the differences between the art produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808053

  • [Con "Experiencias 1968" y...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1968
    Jorge Romero Brest points out that in the Experiencias 1968 [1968 Practices], young artists tried to raise the problem of creation in terms that were almost extreme, presenting crucial situations that depart from traditional “artwork” only by a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759903

  • [Cuando hace dos años...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    Jorge Romero Brest introduces the artists Ernesto Deiro, Rómulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé, and  Jorge de la Vega as a collective group. He points out the commonalities that the artists have with Informalism, such as a liberated approach to things [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741409

  • [Cuando un artista llega a tener cincuenta años, su estilo está generalmente marcado...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    Jorge Romero Brest, the art critic and director of the Centro de Artes Visuales [Center for the Visual Arts], writes about the style and attitude he sees in Antonio Berni’s work, discussing the changes that can be observed in the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779908

  • [Cuando un artista pertenece a un grupo]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1967
    Jorge Romero-Brest presents Horacio García-Rossi’s exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, May, 1967), highlighting the fact that he belongs to GRAV (the Paris-based Group of Research on Experimental Visual Arts), though emphasizing the fact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763325

  • [De todos los premios afortunadamente se multiplica fomentando...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    Writing the prologue for the catalogue of the Premio Ver y Estimar [To See and Ponder Magazine Prize] held in 1963 in Buenos Aires, the author claims to observe the distinctive feature of this competition in this statement: “it voluntarily [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753920

  • [Del 10 de julio al 12 de agosto de 1962, se realizó en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes la exposición...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Argan, Giulio Carlo; Sweeney, James Jonson
    1962
    This resource contains the discussion between the members of the jury for the Premio Nacional e Internacional Torcuato Di Tella [National and International Prize Torcuato Di Tella] 1962. After long deliberations, this jury—consisting of Giulio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755710

  • [En 1962 organicé una gran exposicion con obras de Libero Badii]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest published the letter written in Oslo (Norway), in 1962, for Libero Badii's exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts], in which he excused himself for not having been able to write the corresponding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759422

  • [En Buenos Aires a los seis dias...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994; Restany, Pierre
    1964
    The members of the jury assigned to participate in the 1964 Instituto Torcuato Di Tella Prize, Jorge Romero Brest, Clement Greenberg, and Pierre Restany have decided to grant the International Prize to Kenneth Noland, and also recommended the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762255

  • [En Buenos Aires a los veintinueve días del mes...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Hahn, Otto; Alloway, Lawrence
    1966
    The jury for the 1966 Premio Internacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Instituto Torcuato Di Tella International Prize], composed of Lawrence Alloway, Otto Hahn and Jorge Romero Brest, awarded the first prize to Susana Salgado, second prize to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757030

  • [En Buenos Aires a los veintiseis días...]
    Argan, Giulio Carlo; Bowness, Alan; Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    The jury for the Premio Internacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1965 [1965 Instituto Torcuato Di Tella International Prize], which consisted of Giulio Carlo Argan, Alan Bowness, and Jorge Romero Brest, voted to purchase Cuatro Habitaciones [Four [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758318

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los cuatro días...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Venturi, Lionello
    1960
    The jurors designated to act on the Argentinean Painters Prize of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute, Jorge Romero-Brest and Lionello Venturi, unanimously decide to grant the prize to Mario Pucciarelli for his work De profundis [Out of the Depths of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755066

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los nueve días del mes de agosto...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Sandberg, William; Lassaigne, Jacques
    1963
    The jurors of the Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1963, Jorge Romero Brest, Jacques Lassaigne, and William Sandberg, awarded the Premio Nacional [National Prize] to Luis Felipe Noé for his work and in particular, Introducción a la esperanza [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758230

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los veintiocho dias del mes de septiembre...]
    Restany, Pierre; Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994; Romero Brest, Jorge
    1964
    The jury appointed to judge the 1964 Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize]—whose members included the critics Jorge Romero Brest (Argentina), Clement Greenberg (United States), and Pierre Restany (France)—decided [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762276

  • [En memoria de quien fuera esforzado coleccionista...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1960
    In his double function as director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] and art consultant of the Fundación Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Jorge Romero-Brest wrote the prologue for the Argentinean Painters Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755039

  • [Estaba pensando en la convivencia de que alguien destacara acerca de la pintura de Macció...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1964
    Jorge Romero Brest writes that the jury he was a member of awarded Rómulo Macció the International Prize from the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1964), in which he distinguished himself from among the works of foreign artists. By the way and in overt [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768860

  • [Hubiera querido escribir sobre Paternosto y Puente...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1966
    In this document, the art critic Jorge Romero Brest writes about the work of César Paternosto and Alejandro Puente, discussing the concepts of color and image. Romero Brest emphasizes the treatment of the irregular frames that simultaneously suggest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762947

  • [Leopoldo Torres Agüero merece más, mucho más...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    Jorge Romero Brest describes Leopoldo Torres Agüero’s work by saying that it is clearly by someone who understands that contemporary creative output does not represent individual expression as much as a manifestation of reality. The critic also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768904

  • [Letter] 1961 diciembre 18, Buenos Aires [to] Alicia Pérez Peñalba
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1961
    Jorge Romero Brest writes to Alicia [Pérez] Penalba about an exhibition of her work that is scheduled for the Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Center for Visual Arts of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute], which coincides with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755767

  • [Letter] 1962 Abril 12, Buenos Aires [to] Enio Iommi
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest writes to Enio Iommi inviting him to participate in the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize (1962 edition), enclosing the rules. In addition, he informs him that he will be able to apply for the National Prize (and eventually for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755780

  • [Letter] 1962 Marzo 27, Buenos Aires [to] Rafael Squirru
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest writes to art critic Rafael Squirru, then general director of cultural relations at the Foreign Office of Argentina informing him about the new format for the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize. This will include works by national [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755840

  • [Letter] 1967 Junio 12, Buenos Aires [to] E. de Wilde
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1967
    This is a letter sent by Jorge Romero Brest to E. de Wilde, Director of the Stedelijk Museum [City Museum] of Amsterdam in which he explains that, although he regrets their disagreement, the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella does not disclose beforehand [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758116

  • [Letter] 1968 Abril 25, Buenos Aires [to] Alfredo Rodríguez Arias
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1968
    This letter, addressed to Alfredo Rodríguez Arias, invites him to participate in Experiencias 1968 [The 1968 Practices]. It states that 60,000 Argentinean pesos would be provided to realize the experience. It likewise stipulates that letters [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758568

  • [Los cinco pintores que me honro en presentar...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1960
    Jorge Romero Brest begins his text with theoretical definitions about art’s meaning, perceived as an entity that has its own being. In his opinion, the artist becomes a trigger for an expression that is always being, in addition to the experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762815

  • [Me complace destacar a estos jóvenes artistas...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    In this article, the Argentine critic Jorge Romero Brest compares and contrasts the work of two young artists—Luis Alberto Wells and Pérez Celis—and suggests that they both create something “innovative” and thus connect to what “is real [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768933

  • [Por tercera vez se organiza el "Premio Ver y Estimar"]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    This text introduces the catalogue for the 1962 installment of the Premio de Honor Ver y Estimar [To See and Ponder Magazine Runner-up Prize] (Buenos Aires). According to the author, the prize, now in it its third incarnation, “has begun to reveal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753937

  • [Presentar a Oscar Melano implica correr cierto riesgo...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1966
    Jorge Romero Brest introduces the exhibition of works by Carlos Melano and refers to Melano’s predilection for art in search of an audience that sees the world as he does. Romero Brest claims to have accepted the risk of presenting such a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765452

  • [Tal vez sea abusivo el empleo de la palabra "experiencia"...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1967
    Jorge Romero Brest ponders the term “experiencia” [full-blasted experience] in regard to the 1960s vanguards. He considers that those experiences are based on attitudes, usually addressed toward a special kind of realities in order to generate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762833

  • [Um grupo de jovens pintores e escultores argentinos]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1953
    This document is the forewod to the Grupo de Artistas Modernos Argentinos [Modern Artists Group of Argentina] exhibition that presented works by the concrete artists Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, Enio Iommi, Claudio Girola, Lidy Prati, as well as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743236

  • Acerca de la verdad artística
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    Jorge Romero Brest’s presentation muses on artistic truth. The critic wonders if scientific and artistic truths have anything in common, suggesting that genuine artistic truth is devoid of preexisting realities. He also wonders if works of art are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757941

  • Comments on the Article by Damián Bayón
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1975
    In this text, Jorge Romero Brest responds to an article by Damián Bayón about what qualities make art produced by Latin American artists Latin American, and to four related questions about the nature of Latin American art which were sent to him by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061762

  • Diálogo sobre el arte abstracto y el arte concreto
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1954
    In this article, Argentine art critic, Jorge Romero Brest, establishes a dialogue with the viewer unfamiliar with abstract art to explain the central ideas of that movement and of Concrete Art. In so doing, he emphasizes the prejudice that abstract [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824437

  • El arte informal y el arte de hoy : un artículo muy remozado y reflexiones nuevas
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    The critic reflects on Informal art by summarizing the different names that it has been given: art autre, action painting, art informel, art brut, etc. Romero Brest proposes to call it either Virginal or Un-constructive art, even though he deems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757816

  • El artista latinoamericano y su identidad
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1978
    Argentine critic Jorge Romero Brest remarks that he was not invited to participate in the symposium “El artista latinoamericano y su identidad” [The Latin American Artist and His Identity] held at the University of Texas en Austin in October 1975 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822512

  • El juicio de los críticos
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1964
    The presentation of the 1964 Torcuato Di Tella Prize, written by critic Jorge Romero Brest, refers to the drawbacks of the critical discourse. Particularly because it is based on causal nexus and it does not acknowledge that what is real is hidden [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762323

  • El método que aplico
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1966
    Jorge Romero Brest’s introductory text refers to his method, including the explanation behind why artworks are realities that allude as much to reality as to unreality, and that they produce beings within the [social] imaginary. Along this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757064

  • El pintor de hoy no sabe qué hacer
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1985
    This unsigned interview with Argentinean critic Jorge Romero Brest published in the weekly Jaque is somewhat alarmist. The main topics addressed—the decline of easel painting in the world over, the avant-garde experience at the Instituto Di Tella [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1244958

  • El Premio Nacional Instituto Di Tella 1966
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1966
    This text summarizes the concepts raised by Jorge Romero Brest in relation to the debates provoked by the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize]. It establishes rules to be followed for the analysis of those who paint or sculpt images, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761929

  • El Primer Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1940
    While art critic Jorge Romero Brest’s influence was international in scope, it was particularly great in Latin America and the Río de la Plata region. His regional prestige as a lecturer was also considerable and, in 1940, he was invited to give a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1196490

  • Exposición de veintidós pintores argentinos contemporáneos
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1943
    In 1943, an exhibition consisting of twenty-two Argentinean artists organized by the Argentinean art critic Jorge Romero Brest and sponsored by the Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Argentina [National Commission of Fine Arts of Argentina] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228230

  • Impugnación y rebeldía en el arte y fuera del arte
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1968
    This text summarizes the first class given by Jorge Romero Brest in response to the request of the Departamento de Adherentes at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Department of Adherents at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute]. In this class, the critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761959

  • Inleiding
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1953
    In this document Jorge Romero Brest introduces the exhibition Grupo de Artistas Modernos Argentinos [Modern Artists Group of Argentina] at the Stedelijk Museum of Ámsterdam. The exhibition presented works by the Concrete artists Tomás Maldonado, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743099

  • Introduction
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1964
    Jorge Romero-Brest analyzes the characteristics of Argentinean art from the early 19th century to the present, considering influences of international artistic trends and their diverse consequences in the local milieu. Furthermore, the art critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768175

  • La problemática del arte latinoamericano
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1984
    The Argentine critic Jorge Romero Brest states that he generally agrees with the lecture that Juan Acha gave at the XVII Congreso Extraordinario de la AICA [17th Extraordinary Conference of the AICA], held in Caracas in 1983. However, Romero Brest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805676

  • Palabras liminares
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1956
    From his official position as director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts], Romero Brest refers to the “black period” that had just come to an end, in 1955, with the overthrow of the Perón regime. According to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743276

  • Punto de partida
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1948
    As its title suggests, this article is an introduction to Ver y estimar. Cuadernos de crítica artística. The text explains that these notebooks were created “so that a group of scholars might fill their pages . . . with the results of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787253

  • Punto de vista crítico
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1953
    Using the Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina exhibition held at Galería Krayd in 1953 as a starting point, Jorge Romero Brest writes a critical text explaining his motives for supporting Concrete art. He proposes—in a prophetic tone—that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742528

  • Respuesta de Jorge Romero Brest
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1952
    Open letter in which Jorge Romero-Brest, director of the journal Ver y estimar [To See and Ponder], responds to Margherita Sarfatti. According to the heading that introduces it, this argument originated in a private letter—of which the logic can be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742904

  • Sobre el arte informal
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1961
    Jorge Romero Brest points out the characteristics of Informalist artand its several branches. According to him, Informalismis an artistic mode that breaks with modern art in its attempt to capture reality; this is why it is considered a realist art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741399