Name Descriptor: Rodón, Francisco, 1934-×
  • Arte de la resistencia en Puerto Rico
    Traba, Marta
    1976
    Marta Traba, the Argentine critic who lived in Puerto Rico for some time, accepts that there is a political and cultural “art of resistance” in Latin America and in Puerto Rico. This “resistance” refuses to follow aesthetic models developed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060984

  • Crítica a la ilusión inadmisible
    Silén, Iván
    The poet Iván Silén writes about what Puerto Rican painting is and aspires to be. He believes that painting in Puerto Rico has become “insulated” and has been seriously harmed by foreign “isms.” He mentions that certain artists are the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061032

  • El arte del retrato de Francisco Rodón = The art of portraiture of Francisco Rodón
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1983
    The writer of this text, Rafael Squirru, states that the Puerto Rican artist, Francisco Rodón, is the leading portrait painter in the world. Squirru maintains that each portrait of a prominent figure done by Rodón captures the subject’s essence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062287

  • El hombre que pinta = The man who paints
    Traba, Marta
    1983
    Marta Traba, the Argentine art critic, states that Francisco Rodón is “un hombre que pinta” [a man who paints]. She calls him this because he is a person who “considera la vida como su actividad fundamental y ha resuelto dar testimonio y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062311

  • El Museo de la Universidad : presentó obras de Botero, Coronel y Francisco Rodón
    Traba, Marta
    1970
    Argentine art critic Marta Traba—who lived in Puerto Rico with her husband, Uruguayan literary critic Angel Rama—considers then-contemporary Neo-figurative art a true provocation. She makes reference to critics who believed that Neo-figurative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805438

  • En busca de sí mismo = Searching for himself
    Tió, Teresa
    1983
    In this article, the art historian, Teresa Tió, evaluates the stylistic change in the painting of Francisco Rodón and the way he has been developing his new public figures. The new subjects include two politicians, two writers and two dancers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062419

  • Francisco Rodón
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1985
    According to the Argentine critic and historian Rafael Squirru, the Puerto Rican artist Francisco Rodón has managed to capture the character of his sitter in each of his portraits. In fact, he has mastered the art of portraying the essential [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805378

  • Francisco Rodón
    Traba, Marta
    1971
    In this essay, Marta Traba, an Argentine critic who resided in Puerto Rico for some time, analyzes the work of Puerto Rican artist Francisco Rodón. Traba asserts that rather than a painter, Rodón is “a man who paints.” She states that his work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062265

  • Francisco Rodón : Pintor de Puerto Rico
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1975
    Argentine art critic Rafael Squirru describes the connection between the Puerto Rican artist Francisco Rodón, and his work, and the way that Rodón “immerses himself in the canvas.” Squirru places Rodón within the Romantic tradition due to his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806465

  • La estrategia del retrato = Strategy for a portrait
    Rodríguez Juliá, Edgardo, 1946-
    1983
    Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá analyzes the portrait of Luis Muñoz Marín, who was governor of Puerto Rico, painted by Francisco Rodón. He comments on how the artist managed to capture the subject’s soul and personality on a huge canvas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062332

  • La gran visión de Francisco Rodón = The grand vision of Francisco Rodón
    Routté- Gómez, Eneid
    1983
    This text is an interview of the Puerto Rican artist, Francisco Rodón, conducted by Eneid Routté-Gómez. In the interview, Rodón explains the origins and development of his art, how he selects the models whose portraits he wishes to paint, who he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062356

  • Myrna Báez : carta de desciframiento para entender idiosincracia boricua
    Traba, Marta
    1976
    Marta Traba, the Argentine critic who lived in Puerto Rico for some time, claims that there is a form of Puerto Rican art that can be understood and recognized elsewhere. As examples, she mentions portraits by the Puerto Rican painter Francisco Rodó [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061008

  • Rodón en la Bienal de Medellín
    Traba, Marta
    1972
    In this essay, Marta Traba, an Argentine critic living in Puerto Rico, mentions that Puerto Rican painter Francisco Rodón won an award at the 1972 edition of the Bienal de Medellín thanks to the criticism of the Latin Americans participating in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824116

  • Rómulo Betancourt por Francisco Rodón = Romulo Betancourt by Francisco Rodón
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    1983
    In this text, Roberto Montero Castro explains the significance of this portrait painted by Francisco Rodón and why the painter decided to paint Rómulo Betancourt. The writer also notes when Rodón started and finished the work. The essay concludes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062398

  • Viendo pintar a Francisco Rodón = Seeing Francisco Rodón paint
    Benítez, Marimar
    1983
    In this text, the writer, Marimar Benítez, explains that in order to be a painter, Francisco Rodón functions based on rituals: the ritual of the painting[, itself,] and the ritual of the revelation of the work. Some of his works have been rejected [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062377