Name Descriptor: Vigas, Oswaldo, 1926-2014×
  • [Las influencias favorables o negativas que los otros...]
    Vigas, Oswaldo
    In this essay Oswaldo Vigas discusses his early days as a painter in Venezuela in the 1940s, recalling the first time he was awarded a prize, and the art movements that influenced his work. He also mentions his travels, studies, and companions. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152501

  • [Oswaldo Vigas ha reunido esta cuidadosa retrospectiva que abarca treinta años de su trabajo]
    Traba, Marta
    In Marta Traba’s criticism of the Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas, she deems him one of the group of artists she calls “the remains” The critic uses that category to group Latin American artists who have remained faithful to their artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1106962

  • De la caza de brujas a Rauschenberg go home
    Von Dangel, Miguel, 1946-
    In this text, Miguel von Dangel criticizes the stance taken by the Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas regarding the exhibition by Robert  Rauschenberg at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, which Vigas finds contradictory and “chauvinist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154538

  • De la pintura al tapiz
    Delgado, Lenelina
    The journalist Lenelina Delgado interviews the Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas on the occasion of the exhibition of the latter’s tapestries at the MBA (Museo de Bellas Artes) in Caracas. During the course of the conversation, they discuss how the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153365

  • Detesto la palabra búsqueda : Oswaldo Vigas
    In this interview, Oswaldo Vigas gives his opinion about young art in Venezuela, based on his participation as a juror in the 2nd Bienal del Dibujo y del Grabado. The Venezuelan painter states that he hates the word “search” because he believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152801

  • El director del museo inaugurará en Alemania la exposición de 12 pintores Venezolanos
    This anonymous article provides a brief review of the exhibition schedule that the Venezuelan artist, curator, and museologist, Miguel Arroyo, who at the time was the director of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, is organizing. The curator’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1472283

  • El XVIII salón de arte venezolano
    This anonymous text provides a detailed review of the rooms and halls of the Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas) containing the works of the XVIII Salón Oficial de Arte Venezolano (1957). The works, according to the author, were grouped in the space by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161294

  • Entrevista a Oswaldo Vigas
    Vigas, Oswaldo
    In this interview published in a catalogue of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, the painter Oswaldo Vigas relates the development of his interest in tapestry and his beginnings in this technique starting in 1971 under the patronage of Ana Teresa [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153445

  • Ganaron Oswaldo Vigas y Elisa Elvira Zuloaga Premios Principales del XIII Salón, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Rafael Monasterios, Elizabeth Evans, Antonio Alcántara, Ganaron los otros premios
    This short newspaper review about the prizegiving at the XIII Salón de Arte Venezolano (1952) names the winners (one of whom was the young Carlos Cruz-Diez), the members of the jury, and the dignitaries who presented the awards (the Venezuelan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1472235

  • La monstruosidad en el arte
    Gabaldón Márquez, Joaquín, 1906-1984
    Journalist Joaquín Gabaldon Márquez praises the work La bruja [The Witch] by Oswaldo Vigas, suggesting it is imbued with profound intellectual meaning. He states that the work does not seek to reproduce nature, nor achieve pure abstraction; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850831

  • La reiteración de Vigas
    Liscano, Juan, 1915-
    In this article, Juan Liscano delivers a positive critique of the painter Oswaldo Vigas’ “reiteration” of subjects with Latin American and Venezuelan roots in the face of the rising importance of “technological art.” In the same vein, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152769

  • La relación mitificación desmitificación de la pintura de Oswaldo Vigas
    Guédez, Víctor
    In this article, Venezuelan critic Víctor Guédez analyzes a series of paradoxes that are present in the work of the artist Oswaldo Vigas that fluctuate between the motivations pursued by the artist, the viewer’s reactions, its thematic meaning, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153185

  • Lo que se tiene no se busca...
    Vigas, Oswaldo
    In this text, Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas once again expresses his opposition to the notion of “research” in art. He believes that experimentation is part and parcel of science and, as such, irrelevant to creative processes. Indeed, it tends [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152785

  • Los artistas latinoamericanos frente a las actuales tendencias plásticas
    Bayón, Damián, 1915-1995
    In this article Damián Bayón questions the general state of the art world and the place occupied by Latin American artists within it. He defines the preeminent art trends of the time and then analyzes the way in which Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785938

  • Los principales artistas venezolanos proceden de Los Disidentes
    Sanhueza, María Cristina
    In this interview, journalist María Cristina Sanhueza takes up the opinion of J. R. Guillent Pérez regarding the assertions of Oswaldo Vigas, which question the contribution of Los Disidentes [The Dissidents] (Paris, 1950) to Venezuelan art. After [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155563

  • Manifiesto S.O.S
    This proclamation criticizes the precarious state of the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) and demands the intervention of Venezuelans cultural institutions to revitalize what was once the heart of the national artistic avant-garde. The authors complain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051896

  • Oswaldo Vigas : la lucha por descubrir la identidad americana
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    In this article, the Venezuelan critic Roberto Montero Castro talks about the question of “identity” in art, the role of professional art criticism in Venezuela, and the underlying inspiration for the work of Oswaldo Vigas, with whom he discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168108

  • Oswaldo Vigas : ritos elementales, dioses oscuros
    Romero, Armando, 1944-
    In this text, Colombian writer Armando Romero proposes a revision to the career of Oswaldo Vigas, from his beginnings in Venezuelan painting (in 1942) through the end of the 1970s. His first assessment of the work—in relationship to his Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153573

  • Oswaldo Vigas explosivo : Antes las brujas, ahora las bombas
    Benmaman, Paco
    In this interview by journalist Paco Benmaman, Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas takes a stance on international artistic tendencies. In recounting his own past, he comments on the differences between the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) and the Los [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153245

  • Oswaldo Vigas y sus 23 años de pintura
    Schael Martínez, Graciela
    In 1962, Venezuelan writer Graciela Schael interviewed Oswaldo Vigas during a retrospective exhibition organized by the Ateneo de Valencia [in the State of Carabobo]. At the beginning of the conversation, Vigas states that the social function of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153282

  • Pintura y escultura en la Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
    “Luis Navarro” (possibly a pseudonym of the author) meticulously describes the participation of each one of the artists involved in the arts integration project led by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva at the Ciudad Universitaria of Caracas. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864255

  • Superemos la pugna de abstractos y figurativos : propone Oswaldo Vigas, el pintor que cultiva ambas tendencias
    Santana, Emilio
    Journalist Emilio Santana reports the opinions of Oswaldo Vigas on the topics of abstraction and figuration, as well as the conflict between both trends that had been at the center of the arts scene in Venezuela. Vigas stands up for overcoming the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153298

  • Una experiencia de siete años (MBA) y elementos para la polémica : el retorno de las brujas de Vigas
    Buitrago Segura, Luis
    Journalist Luis Buitrago interviews painter Oswaldo Vigas on the occasion of his exhibition of tapestries at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. In Vigas’s view, the works in this show sum up his pictorial development and demonstrate the range of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153381

  • Vigas : imagen de una identidad
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    Juan Calzadilla starts this critical text with a general commentary on the concept of “painting” when it is limited to the artist’s self-expression based on discovering a personal language, with the resulting isolation from the environment. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152517

  • Vigas : Proceso abierto
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this 1978 critique, Roberto Guevara, focusing on Latin American art, proposes further thinking about the value of the creative act, as opposed to contemporary art theory and this artist’s own objectives. The writer points out the development of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152753

  • Vigas el de hoy : reflexiva evolución de la obra de ayer
    Vélasquez, Lucila, 1928-
    Lucila Velásquez begins this interview with a reflection on the role that experimentation plays in the creative process, especially that of an artist such as Oswaldo Vigas, the Venezuelan painter. Velásquez discards the experimental dimension of an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153202

  • Vigas en el ojo ajeno : plástica e identidad latinoamericana
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    Venezuelan critic Roberto Montero Castro here examines some of the opinions arising from the declarations made by Oswaldo Vigas. The author laments the “tono parroquial” [parochial tone] of the replies to the Venezuelan painter, because they do [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153266

  • Vigas o la lucidez
    Silva, Carlos
    The critic Carlos Silva discusses his ideas about the contemporary artist’s responsibilities, citing the Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas as an example. Referring to Nietzsche’s idea that, in art, “form and content” are one and the same, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153397

  • Vigas sufre de afán publicitario : Villanueva se halla por encima de ataques insensatos
    Feltra, A.
    This text is an interview of the architect Carlos Celis Cepero by the journalist A. Feltra. During their dialogue, the architect expresses his disagreement with the criticisms raised in Venezuela by the painter Oswaldo Vigas about Carlos Raúl [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155580

  • VII : Formas nuevas y sinceridad : Conceptos concretos sobre la pintura abstracta
    Otero Silva, Miguel
    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

  • XIII Salón Oficial de Arte Venezolano
    This newspaper review describes certain aspects of the XIII Salón Oficial de Arte Venezolano. It notes that there was “an open, liberal eclecticism” with various mediums (painting, sculpture, and ceramics) shown side by side. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1472237