Name Descriptor: Ramírez Villamizar, Eduardo, 1923-2004×
  • El año artístico de 1946: pintura y escultura
    Gaitán Durán, Jorge, 1924-
    In this article, poet and art critic Jorge Gaitán Durán takes stock of the activities that took place on the Colombian art scene in 1946. He begins with a reflection on the overall state of the visual arts in the country. He asserts that 1946 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132789

  • Plásticas
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    Art critic Walter Engel wrote five articles on exhibitions held in 1948, among them the solo show of artist Carlos Díaz Forero, sponsored by the Universidad Nacional of Bogotá and held at the Museo Nacional in that city in August; the exhibition of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132708

  • Panorama actual
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    This chapter of the encyclopedia Historia del arte colombiano [History of Colombian Art] written by Germán Rubiano is divided into three parts. In the first part, Rubiano discusses the art that is referred to in the chapter and that he considers to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131582

  • Hablan los artistas : el estado y la cultura
    González Uribe, Guillermo, 1955
    In March 1988, journalist and editor Guillermo González Uribe, then editor-in-chief of the journal ¡Viva el arte! interviewed nine Colombian artists of different generations to ask their opinions about the following: What function should be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131143

  • Introduction = Introducción
    Stringer, John, 1937-
    In the catalogue text for the exhibition Fanny Sanín: Obras de 1960 a 1986 held at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá, John Stringer, the Australian curator of the show, analyzes the work produced by Fanny Sanín, a Colombian artist who lives in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129410

  • 23 pinturas colombianas
    This catalogue was published by the Banco de la República of Colombia in February 1963 in conjunction with the exhibition of twenty-three paintings from the bank’s Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango art collection. The exhibition was held in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129260

  • Salón de arte moderno
    Biblioteca Luis-Ángel Arango (Bogotá, Colombia)
    This document is the catalogue to the Salón de Arte Moderno held in the exhibition hall of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango in November 1957. In addition to an introduction, the catalogue contains a list with basic information (style, dimension, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129243

  • Las dos líneas extremas de la pintura colombiana : Botero y Ramírez Villamizar
    Traba, Marta
    Critic Marta Traba’s premise in this essay is that the process by which art emerges has been a constant in the history of Colombia’s national culture. Traba uses the word “emerging” in reference to artistic expressions that transcend local [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1105095

  • Salón de Arte Moderno 1957 : 50 años de arte en la BLAA
    Suárez, Sylvia Juliana, 1981-
    Published in the catalogue to the exhibition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Primer Salón de Arte Moderno, this text by Sylvia Juliana Suárez presents the idea, process and results of a curatorial and editorial project formulated by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102693

  • Arte moderno en Colombia : de comienzos de siglo a las manifestaciones más recientes
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    In this text, historian and critic Germán Rubiano Caballero provides an overview of Colombian art from the twenties through the eighties. He analyzes each decade on the basis of two key criteria: how the modern is constructed and the tension between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100108

  • XXXVII Bienal de Venecia : Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar
    Montealegre, Samuel, 1940-
    “Anatomía de un Método” [Anatomy of a Method], by the artist and writer Samuel Montealegre, is a review of Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar’s sculptural work. This essay was written as an introduction to the exhibition of the artist’s works at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099621

  • Acta de constitución del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá
    Museo de Arte Moderno (Bogotá, Colombia)
    The “Acta de constitución del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá” [Articles of Association of the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota] begins with the following two lines: “On November 20, 1962, at the Teatro Colón, at 7 p.m., the Museo de Arte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098586

  • La catedral y el arzobispo
    Ramírez Villamizar, Eduardo, 1923-2004
    In 1984, just a few months after Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar donated his sculpture Custodia Homenaje [Custodia Homage] to the recently restored cathedral in his hometown of Pamplona, he wrote the text now known as “La Catedral y el Arzobispo” [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097821

  • [La mayor dificultad para que la gente aprecie el arte abstracto...]
    Traba, Marta
    In the introduction to the catalogue of the exhibition Pintura abstracta de Colombia (Biblioteca Luís Ángel Arango, Bogotá, June 11-25, 1958), Marta Traba points out two problems related to the reception and production of abstract art in Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097805

  • El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    “El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana” [The Americanism of the 1940s and the New Colombian Avant-Garde], an essay by the historian Álvaro Medina, published in 1978, discusses the artistic languages inspired by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094332

  • Plásticas : la pintura de Eduardo Ramírez
    Gaitán Durán, Jorge, 1924-
    In this article, the poet and critic Jorge Gaitán Durán discusses the development of sculptor Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar as a painter. The author outlines the artist’s career and refers to some of the artist’s technical traits; he praises the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094108

  • El Arte Absoluto de Ramírez Villamizar
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    This text by historian and critic Walter Engel may be the first essay to specifically focus on Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar’s work in relief, which Engel considers key to the artist’s transition from painting to sculpture. Engel’s provides a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093770

  • Utopía y forma en Ramírez Villamizar
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    In 1984, the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (MAM) in conjunction with the Flota Mercante Grancolombiana published a large-format book entitled Ramírez Villamizar with the most complete set of reproductions of work by this Colombian artist found in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093738

  • El arte clásico de Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    The essay “El arte clásico de Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar” by art critic Casimiro Eiger is one of the first critical texts to address Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar’s work as part of the geometric abstraction movement. Eiger considers Ramírez’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093722

  • Ramírez Villamizar : escultura y abstracción
    Calderon Schrader, Camilo
    This text by Colombian art critic Camilo Calderón discusses Colombian artist Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar’s production from the sixties. At that time, Ramírez Villamizar’s work was undergoing a transition from abstract (geometric) painting to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093706

  • La Pintura de Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar
    Escallón, Ana María
    In this text, art critic Ana María Escallón discusses three basic phases in the work of Colombian painter Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar: a first experimental stage; a second stage of searching and inner exploration; and a third stage marked by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093690

  • Ramírez
    Traba, Marta
    In this text art critic Marta Traba analyzes the production of Colombian sculptor Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar up to 1963. Written for the catalogue of the exhibition Seis artistas contemporáneos colombianos, organized by Traba and Hernán Díaz [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093674

  • Ramírez
    Panesso, Fausto, 1953-
    In 1975, the Colombian art critic Fausto Panesso published the book Los intocables, in which he presented six interviews with some of the most important artists of the twentieth century in Colombia. One of them was the painter and sculptor Eduardo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093112

  • El sueño del orden
    Laverde Toscano, María Cristina; Rojas, Álvaro, 1927-1997
    The book Así hablan los artistas [That’s How Artists Talk] is a compendium of twelve interviews of various twentieth-century Colombian artists. The chapter, “El Sueño del Orden” [The Dream of Order] records a conversation between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092041

  • Homenaje a los artífices precolombinos
    Ramírez Villamizar, Eduardo, 1923-2004
    In 1989, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar showed his series of works titled Homenaje a los Artífices Precolombinos [Tribute to Pre-Columbian Artisans] at the III Bienal de La Habana [Third Havana Biennial]. The Colombian sculptor wrote an essay for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092011

  • Académicos vs. Artistas : el monumento a Bolivar
    Valencia Diago, Gloria, 1927-
    This document makes some relevant points in the debate over abstract art in Colombia that was sparked by the monument to Bolívar, originally commissioned from the sculptor Édgar Negret by the Ministry of Public Works. In the article, the Colombian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089362

  • Lo que dijo Casimiro Eiger de Ramírez
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    This document contains a selection of reviews by the Polish art critic Casimiro Eiger on the work of the sculptor Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar. In these reviews, written for the radio station Radiodifusora Nacional de Colombia between the late 1940s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088979

  • ¿Realismo o abstraccionismo? : el problema de los espacios plásticos
    Vidales Jaramillo, Luis, 1900-1990
    In this article, poet and critic Luis Vidales expresses his position on the debate surrounding abstract and figurative art, a polemic central to Colombian art at the time. First, Vidales argues that certain concepts have been poorly defined in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087631

  • El VIII Salón de Artistas : un certamen agónico
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this text, Austrian historian and critic Walter Engel, who lived in Colombia starting in 1938, discusses the suspension of the Salón Anual de Artistas Colombianos from 1947 to 1949. He observes that during that period “historic” events took [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080581

  • Primeras etapas de la abstracción en Colombia II
    Iriarte, María Elvira
    This is the second part of the article “Primeras etapas de la abstracción en Colombia II” [First Stages of Abstraction in Colombia II] that critic María Elvira Iriarte published in issue 23 of the Revista Arte en Colombia. In this text, she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079798

  • Primeras etapas de la abstracción en Colombia
    Iriarte, María Elvira
    This is the first part of an article published by critic María Elvira Iriarte in 1984 in which she reconstructs the period during which abstract art came to play a central role in the visual arts in Colombia. In a chronological overview, Iriarte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079768

  • La Pintura de hoy en Colombia
    Traba, Marta
    The author of this document claims that Colombian painting has no past. According to the Argentine critic Marta Traba, the visual arts produced in Colombia from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century are of no interest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868594

  • Exposición de pintura contemporánea : octubre 1948
    Museo Nacional de Colombia
    [This document includes] a four-page brochure whose first page reads: “Universidad Nacional de Colombia/ Museo Nacional/ Exposición de pintura/ contemporánea/ octubre 1948.” The other three pages contain the names of the artists participating [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868459

  • Crónica de la moderna pintura colombiana (1934-1957)
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In these two supplements, Viennese historian and critic Walter Engel describes exhibitions and artists that in his view shaped the modern art scene in Colombia from 1934 to 1957. Engel distinguishes two distinct periods: 1934 to 1951, and 1952 to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860727

  • El Salon de los jovenes pintores colombianos
    Friede, Juan, 1901-1990
    In this 1947 article, the Ukrainian historian, Juan Friede, argues that it is unfair to pigeonhole young Colombians in preconceived models that ignore their “indigenous vitality.” He admits that artists, such as the Spaniards Pablo Picasso and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860200

  • Artes plásticas contemporáneas
    Traba, Marta
    In June 1960, the exhibition, 3000 años de arte colombiano [3000 Years of Colombian Art], was held in Miami and Washington. The journal Lámpara [Lamp] (Bogotá, published 1952–85) printed a supplement with writings by the curators who performed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855114