Creator: Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-×
  • Una poética para el espacio urbano
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this essay, Francisco Da Antonio elaborates on a chronological critique on the work of Gabriel Marcos, who began his artistic training both in Venezuela (at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Artes Aplicadas de Caracas), and abroad (Italy and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169315

  • Introducción : del arte ingenuo al arte popular
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In 1988, on the occasion of the Primer Salón Nacional Cervecería de Oriente: Arte ingenuo, pintura y talla populares (Barcelona, state of Anzoáteguí), critic Francisco Da Antonio ponders concepts like “naive art,” “popular art,” and “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164485

  • [La obra de Martha Cabrujas constituye la experiencia...]
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    describing her beginnings and her handling of the potter’s wheel and moves on to describe her turn toward modeling clay. He also mentions the short period in which she creates geometric work, to then return to “the material.” The critic reviews [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163685

  • [Domenico Casasanta adhiere, a nuestro juicio...]
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this document, the critic Francisco Da Antonio develops a chronological essay on the life and work of Domenico Casasanta, starting in 1958, when the artist arrived in Venezuela. After almost a decade in which he produced no work, in 1968, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163653

  • Pascual Navarro : Notas sobre una personalidad controversial
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this text, the critic Francisco Da Antonio reviews an exhibition of drawings by the Venezuelan painter Pascual Navarro held at Galería XX2 in Caracas. The review questions the intrinsic nature of a retrospective exhibition that does not include [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162183

  • Bárbaro Rivas : historia y mitología
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    The critic and curator Francisco Da Antonio salutes the Venezuelan folk painter Bárbaro Rivas and reintroduces him with biographical details and an explanation of the circumstances involved in the production of some of his works. The critic mentions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160743

  • En el imaginario de Elsa Morales
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this essay, Francisco Da Antonio discusses the career of the Venezuelan naïf painter Elsa Morales, whom he discovered, promoted, and studied. The essay refers to the major reviews of her exhibitions, beginning with the first one in 1969 (written [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157029

  • Cristos de Miguel Von Dangel
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    The critic and historian Francisco Da Antonio writes the prologue in the catalogue for Cristos (Caracas: Galería El ave que llovía, 1972), the exhibition of works by the visual artist Miguel von Dangel. The critic interprets the work Retrato [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154108

  • Los últimos veinte años en la pintura de Héctor Poleo
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this essay on Venezuelan painter Héctor Poleo, historian and critic Francisco Da Antonio focuses on the last twenty years of the artist’s production and ventures a stylistic chronology and interpretation of his art. For instance, he argues that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153932

  • Héctor Poleo, del realismo a subreal
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this critical essay, historian Francisco Da Antonio discusses the indebtedness of artist Héctor Poleo to Mexican muralism in terms of form and pictorial technique. He also explores the way in which Poleo’s work differs from the aesthetic- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153915

  • Bárbaro Rivas : apunte para un retrato
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this four-part essay, the critic Francisco Da Antonio discusses—extensively and for the first time—the naïf painting produced by the Venezuelan folk artist Bárbaro Rivas. Da Antonio recalls the discovery of this folk painter, an illiterate, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101933