Name Descriptor: Obregón, Alejandro, 1920-1992×
  • [Ahora que el arte atraviesa una crisis...]
    Estrada, Leonel, 1920-
    1960
    The artist, agent, and art critic Leonel Estrada discusses a series of paintings by Armando Villegas that were exhibited at the Chamber of Commerce in Medellín. These works, in Estrada’s opinion, reveal a departure from the artist’s earlier [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133429

  • [El Museo de la Solidaridad debía funcionar]
    Traba, Marta
    1976
    In the introduction to the exhibition Solidaridad held at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogota, Colombia, in 1976, Argentine critic Marta Traba—who lived in Puerto Rico for many years—explains that the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863462

  • [Letter] 1982 Enero 12, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1982
    The Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara writes to Lorenzo Homar asking him to participate in the production of the portfolio “Grandes Maestros de la Plástica Latinoamericana” [Great Masters of Latin American Visual Art]. Ten artists are to be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863843

  • 2 contrasting exhibits here
    Portner, Leslie Judd
    1955
    In her article “2 Contrasting Exhibits Here,” the North American critic Leslie Judd Portner mentions two exhibitions that were held simultaneously at the Pan-American Union in Washington, featuring the works of the Swiss artist Hans Erni (b. 1909 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150230

  • 4ª conversación. Septiembre de 1956
    Correa, Carlos, 1912-1985
    1998
    This document is a dialogue maintained between the Colombian artists Carlos Correa and Pedro Nel Gómez, in September 1956. The conversation expresses both artists’ critical view of abstract art as well as some of the works created in that style. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092638

  • Arte moderno en Colombia : de comienzos de siglo a las manifestaciones más recientes
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    1995
    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

  • Artes plásticas contemporáneas
    Traba, Marta
    1961
    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

  • Colón disfrazó de caníbales a los indígenas, porque era un genio de la publicidad! : Gabito
    García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
    1977
    This text by Gabriel García Márquez published in the weekly cultural supplement to the Cali-based newspaper El Pueblo is the prologue to the portfolio Graficario de la Lucha popular en Colombia (1977). In his critical analysis of ways of disguising [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099741

  • Crónica de la moderna pintura colombiana (1934-1957)
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1957
    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

  • Cuba Colombia : raíces comunes
    Corporación Prografica (Cali, Colombia)
    1978
    This text introduces the print portfolio, Cuba-Colombia, raíces comunes [Cuba/Colombia, Common Roots], the second work of the Corporación Prográfica [Prográfica Association] (Cali, Colombia)—after El graficario de la lucha popular en Colombia [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098961

  • Dos lenguajes contrastantes en el arte colombiano : nueva figuración e indexicalidad, en el contexto de la problemática sociopolítica de las décadas de 1960 y 1980
    Malagón Kuka, María Margarita
    2008
    In this article, art historian María Margarita Malagón-Kurka analyzes a series of works by Colombian artists that address the topic of violence. She argues that there are two distinct tendencies that took shape in two different historical moments. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093658

  • Dos muralistas jóvenes colombianos
    Tejada, Teresa
    1957
    In this article written in 1957, Teresa Tejada discusses the murals by artists Alejandro Obregón and Hernando Tejada recently finished or underway at public institutions and private homes. Specifically, the text provides a formal analysis of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080163

  • El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1978
    “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

  • El arte de la violencia : nunca la imaginación supera su crudelísima realidad
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    1984
    In this article, critic Germán Rubiano Caballero introduces a group of Colombian artists born in the first half of the twentieth century. To place these artists in the international context of Western art history, Rubiano Caballero associates them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093642

  • El Automático : entre la literatura y el arte
    Sarmiento, Camilo 1980-
    2009
    This article by the researcher Camilo Sarmiento, “El Automático, entre la literatura y el arte” [El Automático: Between Literature and Art] appeared in Café El Automático: arte, crítica y esfera pública [Café El Automático: Art, Criticism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131371

  • El clan de Barranquilla
    Roca Baena, Julio, 1935-1992
    1981
    In this article, prestigious film critic and journalist Julio Roca Baena briefly recalls the Grupo de Barranquilla active in the mid-fifties and its importance to Colombian art, literature, and journalism. At the opening of the text, Roca Baena [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132741

  • El falso apocalipsis del arte latinoamericano
    Guillent Pérez, J. R.
    1965
    Making use of his philosophical background, J. R. Guillent Pérez critically analyzes the article by Marta Traba published in Caracas under the title “El arte latinoamericano: un falso apocalipsis.” In his judgment, Traba has not understood the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799219

  • El pintor Alejandro Obregón
    Gómez Jaramillo, Ignacio, 1910-1970
    1945
    In this article, the Colombian painter, Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo, comments on the first individual exhibition by the young painter, Alejandro Obregón. To introduce the artist, Gómez Jaramillo emphasizes his training in the Catalan milieu where he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098811

  • Exposición colectiva en El Callejón
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this article, art critic Marta Traba comments on the group exhibition held at “El Callejón” gallery in 1956. She asserts that the exhibition is of interest for two main reasons. First, because of the individual works and creators included and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102741

  • Exposición de pintura contemporánea : octubre 1948
    Museo Nacional de Colombia
    1948
    [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

  • Galería El Caballito
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1956
    In this article, Walter Engel, an Austrian critic who lived in Colombia, reviews the group exhibition held on the occasion of the opening of “El Caballito” gallery in Bogotá in 1956. Engel asserts that the opening of the gallery represents a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102725

  • Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo
    Alvarez D'Orsonville, José María
    1987
    In this interview, originally published in 1956, painter Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo speaks of his childhood and formative years. Regarding his childhood, he reports that with the support of his mother, he started “doodling” at a young age. Indeed, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093465

  • Introducción
    Porras, Cecilia, 1920-1971
    1950
    The regular section on the visual arts in this edition (N° 57, Year 1950) of the magazine published by the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín (1937–2005) is devoted to Cecilia Porras, and includes her essay and six reproductions of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131663

  • Introduction
    Messer, Thomas M.
    1966
    In this text, Thomas Messer explains the logic behind how he selected the works for his exhibition The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painters and Painting in the 1960s. He also considers the questions that the exhibition raises about how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061823

  • La exposición de Cecilia Porras
    Gaitán Durán, Jorge, 1924-
    1955
    Critic Jorge Gaitán Durán presents artist Cecilia Porras in relation to recent Colombian art history and to the specificity of her work. Gaitán Durán deems Porras “the greatest revelation in Colombian painting” of the time and one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100124

  • La III Bienal de Arte Americano : "Se me hizo justicia", dice Bernardo Salcedo
    Moreno, José A.
    1966
    This newspaper article contains Bernardo Salcedo’s statements about the Primer Premio de Adquisición he was awarded at the III Bienal de Arte Americano held in Cordoba, Argentina in 1966. Salcedo compares this decision with the one made by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091126

  • La Pintura de hoy en Colombia
    Traba, Marta
    1960
    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

  • Las dos líneas extremas de la pintura colombiana : Botero y Ramírez Villamizar
    Traba, Marta
    1969
    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

  • Latinoamérica
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    1946
    In the book Problemas sociales en las artes plásticas [Social Problems in the Visual Arts], the critic Walter Engel reviews different periods in the universal history of art, discussing how some cultures and artists depict social issues?such as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094220

  • Los artistas latinoamericanos frente a las actuales tendencias plásticas
    Bayón, Damián
    1965
    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 artists are (or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785938

  • Lucy por Lucy
    Tejada, Lucy, 1920-
    1997
    This is a first-person narrative in which Lucy Tejada discusses recollections and biographical details that she thinks had an impact on her work. She takes up the story in her childhood and mentions her memories of cities and spaces where she lived. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098273

  • Obregón
    Panesso, Fausto, 1953-
    1975
    “Obregón” is the title of the interview included by the arts journalist, Fausto Panesso, in his book, Los intocables [The Untouchables] (1975), which gathers the conversations he had with five of the artists who represented milestones in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099141

  • Obregón en contexto
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    2001
    “Obregón en contexto” is the title of an essay by the art historian and critic Carmen María Jaramillo, written in 2001, that appeared in the book El mago del Caribe on the artwork of Alejandro Obregón. The essay includes a text by the writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093096

  • Obregón, Cecilia Porras, Roda
    1956
    In the October and November 1956 issue of Mito, the magazine’s editorial staff discusses the artistic spirit of Alejando Obregón, Cecilia Porras, and Juan Antonio Roda in relation to solo exhibitions of each one’s work. Obregón’s show at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100156

  • Pequeña historia del M.N.A.P. [Movimiento Nacional de Artes Plásticas]
    Delgado, Oscar, 1930-
    1955
    This document by Óscar Delgado, editor of the Colombian journal Índice Cultural [Cultural Index], reports on the creation of the Movimiento Nacional de Artes Plásticas [National Visual Arts Movement] in 1955. The article presents the main [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858455

  • Primeras etapas de la abstracción en Colombia II
    Iriarte, María Elvira
    1984
    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

  • Programa de ciclos audiovisuales durante 1964
    1964
    This foldable brochure summarizes in list form the activities that took place at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (MAM) in 1964, when it was directed by the art critic Marta Traba. The text contains seven headings, each of which is followed by a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093542

  • Propuesta para una doble lectura
    Traba, Marta
    1984
    The article “Propuesta para una doble lectura” is a statement of principle as well as a thesis that Marta Traba formulated on the occasion of an exhibition of Modern Colombian art in Paris. In this text, Traba provides a periodization of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089871

  • Salón de arte moderno
    Biblioteca Luis-Ángel Arango (Bogotá, Colombia)
    1957
    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

  • Salón de Arte Moderno 1957 : 50 años de arte en la BLAA
    Suárez, Sylvia Juliana, 1981-
    2007
    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

  • Vigor y optimismo en la pintura nacional : una polémica sobre pintura
    Echavarría, Rogelio
    1949
    This article by Colombian poet and journalist Rogelio Echavarría sparked a controversy on Colombian painting of the time and its role in a broader Latin American art.  The author begins by contextualizing the problem.  According to Echavarría, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091111