Creator: Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977×
  • A arte "ingênua"
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1956
    This is an illustrated text in which José Geraldo Vieira defines the characteristics of “naïve” or “primitive art” at a time which coincided with Brazilian art critics’ growing interest in the trend. In his judgment, it is an instinctive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110356

  • A arte do fantástico
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1952
    The art critic José Geraldo Vieira reviews the history of Surrealism and mentions Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, and William Hogarth, among others. In the critic’s opinion, these artists created a “cosmogony of the absurd” centuries ahead [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111415

  • Anatol Wladyslaw
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1958
    In this brochure produced for the exhibition of works by prizewinners at the 1958 Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, José Geraldo Vieira describes Anatol Wladyslaw’s work as a “painting of separations.” Having [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1322921

  • Bienal, passarela de gênios
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1961
    In this brief article, critic José Geraldo Vieira analyzes how Brazilian art has been influenced by constant contact with foreign tendencies at the São Paulo Biennial. In his view, everything shown “wholesale” at the biennial—especially in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110907

  • Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1957
    In this text José Geraldo Vieira offers his observations on the I Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta, commenting on the works in the show by constructivist and abstract artists of international renown. He underscores the differences in works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087109

  • Genaro de Carvalho
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1960
    The critic José Geraldo Vieira addresses the mural paintings and tapestries made by Genaro de Carvalho. He outlines the artistic career of the artist, his training and his initial creations, finally emphasizing the mural painted in 1950 at the Hotel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110697

  • Livio Abramo e a macumba fluminense
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1955
    In order to emphasize the differences between the art life of the Brazilian printmakers Oswaldo Goeldi and that of Lívio Abramo, the writer focuses on Abramo. For Goeldi, time well spent took place on the beaches of South Rio (a tourist area) such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110609

  • Mário Cravo
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1959
    Critic José Geraldo Vieira discusses the participation of Mário Cravo Jr. in various São Paulo biennials in the fifties. In his judgment, at the first biennial held in 1951, the sculptor ushered in a new type of art in Brazil, one characterized by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110465

  • Materiais insólitos, desde o dadaísmo até a pop-art
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1964
    The critic José Geraldo Vieira contemplates the inclusion of unusual materials in easel paintings instead of inks and pigments. He discusses the possibility of including glued-on paper, based on the Cubist trend, given the popular customs of that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110837

  • Nas artes plásticas
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1953
    Through this commentary, critic José Geraldo Vieira introduces the folk figure of the cangaceiro [“farmhand guerilla” in northeastern Brazil, a bandit and a fugitive from the law who is heavily armed] as a theme in the works of writers and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110853

  • O contingente brasileiro na 3a Bienal de arte de São Paulo : preámbulo necessário
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1955
    The journal Habitat conducted a survey on the importance of the São Paulo Biennial. The critic Sérgio Milliet states that, as a show of good faith, no one should question the international scope of this São Paulo event. Moreover, in his opinion, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110833

  • O dilema figuração - abstração
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1964
    José Geraldo Vieira makes a distinction between figurative and abstract trends in art, wondering if this is an issue of criticism or perception. He hypothesizes that the saturation of aesthetic models—along with a simultaneity of approaches—is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110841