Creator: Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990×
  • [Letter] [1948 Abril 10, París to a Alfredo Boulton]
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    2001
    This letter by Venezuelan artist Alejandro Otero to his friend, the art critic Alfredo Boulton, is quite revealing. Written in Paris in 1948, in the letter the artist makes reference to his day-to-day activities as a scholarship student, and as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850255

  • [Letter] 1950 Abril 8, París [to] Alfredo Boulton
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1950
    This letter by Alejandro Otero is in response to the letter (March 31, 1950) sent by his friend, the art critic Alfredo Boulton, where he complained about the group of artists calling themselves Los Disidentes. Specifically, Boulton was opposed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850293

  • Carta a Guillent Pérez, a propósito de limbos y apocalipsis
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1965
    Open letter to Philosophy Graduate J. R. Guillent Pérez. In this letter the artist Alejandro Otero highlights his differences on the ideas of Marta Traba, which had already been questioned by the addressee. Otero, openly in opposition to Traba, felt [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798998

  • Del arte abstracto
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1950
    In this essay, the painter and member of the Los Disidentes group (Paris, 1950) Alejandro Otero presents a long list of the major elements and people that contributed to the creation of Abstract art. The list includes: revolutions in art; the present [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813611

  • Gastón Diehl promulga y espera una resurrección del espíritu impresionista en Venezuela?
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1950
    This article was written by Alejando Otero, on behalf of the Los Disidentes group (Paris, 1950); in the first paragraphs, it challenges the show De Manet a nuestros dias, which had been presented in various countries in South America; the French [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813625

  • Las "placas al mérito" y la juventud
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1950
    The Venezuelan painter Alejandro Otero (1921–90) evaluates the performance of his country’s Official Institutes and Academies, and the acknowledgements these entities confer. He sees these institutions and their structures as custodians and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813429

  • Las Estructuras cinéticas de Jesús Soto
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1957
    In this article, Alejandro Otero begins by describing some of the movements and artists that are representative of the global abstract avant-garde, principally Alexander Calder, in order to contextualize Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850667

  • Mateo Manaure en la pintura : un joven pintor venezolano, en viaje hacia París
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1950
    In the first part of this essay Alejandro Otero, a member of Los Disidentes—the group formed by young Venezuelan artists living in Paris—discusses the young painter Mateo Manaure’s experiences since he left Caracas and came to the French [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813639

  • Mercedes Pardo : color de la serigrafía
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    In his introduction to Mercedes Pardo’s exhibition, the artist and critic Alejandro Otero discusses the range of possibilities he sees in her set of colorful mural panels. Otero suggests that Pardo’s exploration of color, based on breaking down a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143176

  • Mi respuesta a Marta Traba
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1965
    In this essay the painter Alejandro Otero once again discusses—and, for the second time, critiques—Marta Traba’s main arguments in her thesis about the eventual “depersonalization” of Latin American art as a result of its submissive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798967

  • Poetas : críticos de arte
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1950
    Alejandro Otero, a member of Los Disidentes, takes a dim view of the reviews of paintings and other works of art written by poets and literary types. The Venezuelan painter says that these reviews are based on emotional criteria (such as friendship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813445

  • Testimonios
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1990
    In this text, Alejandro Otero asserts that Venezuelan artist Antonio Edmundo Monsanto played an important role in the education of his generation. He remarks on Monsanto’s passionate interest in painting, thanks to which, in the forties, Monsanto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161870