Name Descriptor: Kandinsky, Vassily×
  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no objetivo? : carta abierta a Guillermo de Torre
    Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    1951
    This document is an open letter in which Julio E. Payró declares his difference of opinion with Guillermo de Torre regarding the application of the term “abstract.” This letter responds to the concepts discussed by Torre in the catalog for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742838

  • Abstracción y símbolo en la pintura
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1940
    During the 1940s, Carlos Mérida’s reflections tend toward abstract art and its protagonists. In this article, the painter states that for those who are not familiar with abstract painting, a symbolic form of interpretation is the most logical. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757819

  • Arte : Fernando de Szyszlo regresa de París
    1951
    This brief interview with Fernando de Szyszlo took place upon his return to Lima after having lived in Paris—which he calls “a fountain of life”—for a number of years. With enthusiasm, he describes the stimulating cultural milieu of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137933

  • Arte abstracto arte figurativo
    Westheim, Paul
    1957
    The art critic Paul Westheim believed that abstract art had always existed and that it had something to do with a poetic interpretation of the world. The artist’s job was therefore to channel art toward the spiritual, sensitive, and imaginative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768035

  • Artes plásticas : sobre arte abstracto
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    Sebastián Salazar Bondy replies emphatically to the article in which Luis Miró Quesada extolls the virtues of architects as champions of abstract art. Salazar Bondy suggests that painting becomes unnecessary when it eliminates any reference to “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858965

  • Aspectos del arte moderno y la pintura de signos
    Quintana Castillo, Manuel, 1928-
    1984
    In this essay, the visual artist Manuel Quintana Castillo suggests that early twentieth century art represents the demise of the art that preceded it. He explains that modern art promotes communication, encourages personal choice as the basis of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156023

  • Cátedra libre : pintura clásica y pintura moderna ¿ritmo acelerado o retorno a lo clásico?
    Miró Quesada Cantuarias, Francisco, 1918-
    1955
    Several European intellectuals responded to the final question in the survey about “classical” painting and “modern” painting that was published in the Lima newspaper El Comercio. Paul Linder states that, in the course of history, there are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137531

  • Cuatro azules : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee : exposición : óleos, acuarelas, grabados, litografías : Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico, del 24 de noviembre al 1o. de diciembre de 1931
    Biblioteca Nacional de México
    1931
    The Art Salon of the SEP [Ministry of Public Education] (1931-1934), as coordinated by the painters Francisco Díaz de León and Gabriel Fernández Ledesma—who represented both the Departamento de Bellas Artes de la Secretaría de Educación Pú [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733040

  • Cuatro edades de la pintura
    Goyburu, Emilio
    1951
    In this essay, Emilio Goyburu divides Western painting into periods on the basis of its “aesthetic facet.” He defines four “ages” that he envisions as a progression. In its “primitive” age—or genesis—painting acted as a “graphic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150294

  • El arte como magia
    Neumann, Hans
    1962
    The collector Hans Neumann discusses the Informalist movement’s connection to the emotions, transcendent universes, and what he describes as a “prophetic” nature. He sees Informalism as mankind’s logical reaction to the inexplicable nature of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169055

  • El escultor Herbert Hofmann Isenbourg
    Luna Arroyo, Antonio
    1961
    This is the Mexican critic Antonio Luna Arroyo’s biographical sketch of the German sculptor Herbert Hofmann-Isenbourg. It spans the latter’s education in philosophy and aesthetics in Berlin, his travels—including three trips around the world— [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772495

  • En la línea de la expresión mas dura
    Oliver, Samuel
    1949
    This document analyzes the exhibition “Arte Abstracto, del arte figurativo al arte abstracto” [Abstract Art: from figurative art to abstract art], organized by the Belgian critic Léon Degand and presented at the Instituto de Arte Moderno of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743063

  • Esbozo de una historia del arte abstracto
    Stábile, Blanca
    1949
    This article reports on the concept of abstract art outlined by Belgian painter Michel Seuphor in his book, L’art abstrait, ses origines, ses maîtres. [Abstract Art: Its Origins, Its Masters]. The volume had just been launched at the Galerie [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742821

  • Exposición en el Instituto de Arte Moderno
    Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    1949
    This is a critical review of the Arte abstracto, del arte figurativo al arte abstracto [Abstract Art, from Figurative Art to Abstract Art] exhibition, which was organized by Léon Degand, the Belgian critic, and presented at the Instituto de Arte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743623

  • Expressionismo no Rio
    Bonfanti, Gino
    1946
    This is a review of the exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Franz Weissmann at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes. Bonfanti detects the influence of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Pablo Picasso in these pieces, and sees in Weissmann’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780855

  • III : aparición y desarrollo del abstraccionismo : conceptos concretos sobre la pintura abstracta
    Otero Silva, Miguel
    1957
    In this article, Miguel Otero Silva discusses the similar origins of abstraction in two painters who helped to inspire two major movements: the Russian (lyrical) artist Wassily Kandinsky and the Dutch (geometric) artist Piet Mondrian. Otero Silva [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856012

  • Invencionismo
    Andrade, Carlos Drummond de, 1902-1987
    1947
    ICAA Record ID: 777307

  • O expressionismo
    Segall, Lasar
    1924
    This is an excerpt from the text of the lecture given by the Lithuanian-born artist Lasar Segall in June 1924 at the Vila Kyrial in São Paulo, on the occasion of one of the meetings between Senator Freitas Valle and a group of modernist artists and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783352

  • Pintura y percepción
    Haber, Abraham
    1950
    In this review, Abraham Haber discusses the evolution of the work of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian in order to establish, within those same parameters, its relationship to Concrete Art in Argentina and the proposals advanced by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730617

  • Respuesta a Julio E. Payró
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900-1971
    1951
    This document is an open letter in which Guillermo de Torre responds to Julio E. Payró, declaring his difference of opinion with respect to the application of the term “abstract.” This letter responds to the one written by Payró regarding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742837

  • Situación de la pintura joven
    Platschek, Hans, 1923-2000
    1950
    This article is by Hans Platschek who was living in Montevideo between 1939 and 1953. The German artist makes a self- analysis on the resulting situation of postwar modernism, specifically the debated notion of “Art Nouveau or young art” both in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228378

  • Sobre el mismo tema : I. Wassily Kandisnky
    Bruhl, Rodolfo
    1950
    Rodolfo Bruhl reviews Kandinsky’s work and mentions that, as the first artist to produce a nonobjective painting, Kandinsky stressed the relationship between his paintings and absolute music. Bruhl does point out, however, that the triangle of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743019

  • VII : Formas nuevas y sinceridad : Conceptos concretos sobre la pintura abstracta
    Otero Silva, Miguel
    1957
    Adopting a different tone from the one he used in his previous article (“El regreso a lo funcional y a lo decorativo”), Miguel Otero Silva assures his readers he has nothing against new trends in art; but he objects to the assumption that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856923