Creator: Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-×
  • O problema da educação artística depois da Bauhaus
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    In this essay, Tomás Maldonado discusses modern art—and modern life—and claims that both offer an “institutionalized” kind of art education. His definition therefore includes “the education of the artist,” & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315069

  • A educação artística e as novas perspectivas científicas e pedagógicas
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    The artist and Professor Tomás Maldonado detects positive qualities in popular design and mass communications, which he considers useful because they are the only means available that can satisfy the aesthetic needs of the people. In his opinion, an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110401

  • [Muchos se preguntan: ¿cuál es la relación entre el arte concreto y lo que el pensamiento...?]
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    Prologue by Tomás Maldonado included in the catalogue for the Exposición Arte Concreto: Pinturas / Esculturas / Dibujos [Concrete Art Exhibition: Paintings/ Sculptures/Drawings], which took place at Instituto de Arte Moderno in 1950. The artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794740

  • Manifiesto invencionista
    Iommi, Enio, 1926-; Contreras, Simón; Werbin, Matilde; Lozza, Rembrandt van Dyck; Mónaco, Primaldo; Prati, Lidy, 1921-2008; Espinosa, Manuel; Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-; Hlito, Alfredo; Lozza, Raúl; Bayley, Edgar; Caraduje, Antonio; Molenberg, Alberto; Souza, Jorge; Núñez González, Oscar; Landi, Obdulio
    The Manifiesto Invencionista [Invention-ist Manifesto] was the brainchild of an Argentinean group that published a flyer in which they declared war to the death on figurative expression. In contrast to the “metaphysics of beauty,” they extolled [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777253

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [”Arte abstracto” es y no es un término adecuado.”]
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    This document relates the response of artist Tomás Maldonado to the survey regarding abstract or non-figurative art, in which he considers the term “abstract” to be both appropriate and inappropriate; it is appropriate when it is used to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757530

  • ¿Qué entiende usted por triunfar en arte? : responde un pintor: Tomás Maldonado
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    Tomás Maldonado reflects on the role of the artist in society, given that it is the career-like class that enjoys success and acclaim. Maldonado fully identifies with the concept of rebellion, and says that he is prone to subvert the taste of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742756

  • Diálogo con nuestros lectores : estimada Blanca Stábile
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    A letter from Tomás Maldonado to Blanca Stabile, clearing up a few inaccuracies in the chronological record of the origins of the Argentine Concrete art groups and the Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina [Modern Artists of Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742742

  • Encuesta realizada entre pintores argentinos de la nueva generación : [Confieso que no me resulta fácil]
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    Tomás Maldonado responds to the Letra y Línea [Letter and Line] survey by stressing that the cultural validity of a work is realized by means of new artistic ideas. He goes on to clarify that the concept of “artistic ideas” does not refer to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742104

  • Los artistas concretos, el “realismo” y la realidad
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    This is an analytical review of the differences between representative art and the “invention” proposed by the Asociación Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association]. The text claims that representative art is not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731518

  • Lo abstracto y lo concreto en el arte moderno
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    This analytical review of the various solutions arrived at by non-representative art also outlines the results of the “invention,” just as proposed by the Argentine concrete art movement [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731507

  • ¿Adónde va la pintura? : Contesta Tomás Maldonado
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    This is Tomás Maldonado’s response to the survey conducted by Contrapunto magazine. He is sanguine, not only about the future of the visual arts — “one of the most effective lubricants for revolutionary tension” — but about the future of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731031

  • Sobre humanismo
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    In this programmatic article, Tomás Maldonado affirms that the Asociación Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association] adheres to humanism by means of a revolutionary path and faith in man’s capacity for pragmatism. At [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730939

  • Problemas actuales de la comunicación
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    This articlediscusses the vital role that communication plays in the work of those who disseminate the signs and symbols that make communication possible. In this review, Tomás Maldonado refers to the range of complexities at work in the process, as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730604

  • Actualidad y porvenir del arte concreto
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    The article reflects on the vanguardist rhetoric bound to the polemical manifesto of the group headed by Tomás Maldonado, and recognizes its inability to carry out the proposed reevaluation. It considers, moreover, that the artistic task presupposes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730591

  • La Falange contra Picasso
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    Text in which Maldonado opposes the article written against Picasso published by Arriba (Arise). Also, he gives his opinions regarding propaganda art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730452

  • Picasso, Matisse y la libertad de expresión
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    In this article, Tomás Maldonado considers how the conflicts arising both within and beyond the borders of the Soviet Union affect communist artists such as Picasso and Matisse. He refers to the editorial published in Pravda (Moscow, August 11, 1947 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730440

  • Volumen y dirección en las artes del espacio
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    The article shows a certain displacement in Tomás Maldonado’s axis of interest, since it defines architecture as a protagonist, not only of the formal aspect but of the social aspect as well [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730415

  • El diseño y la vida social
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    In this article, Tomás Maldonado advocates a form of creative expression that focuses on the design and production of objects intended for daily use. He maintained this same approach in the editorial slant of nueva vision (“New Vision”), the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730402

  • Torres García contra el arte moderno
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    In the article, Tomás Maldonado discusses the concepts brought forth by Joaquín Torres-García and his followers against the Inventionist group postulates, published in issue number 2 of the Removedor [Thinner] journal. It refers to the following [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730028