Topic Descriptor: Magic Realist×
  • A Sierra Beyond Borders
    Huebner, Jeff, 1954-
    1991
    In this feature on the Cuban-American artist Paul Sierra, Jeff Huebner writes the artist’s biography, his recent ascent in the mainstream art world, and the attendant conflicts that arose in relationship to his status as a Latino artist. Huebner [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840128

  • Biografia mágica de Wesley
    Sardan, Zuca
    1964
    This article is an attempt to address what is known as “Realismo Mágico” [Magic Realism], which the author asserts, is not a movement, school, or philosophy, but quite simply “Rex”—that is, the artist Wesley Duke Lee, his character “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111034

  • Darel : seus mitos
    Moraes, Vinícius de
    1967
    In this critique ---which has a biographical tenor--- of the work of engraver Darel Valença Lins, poet and diplomat Vinicius de Moraes juxtaposes Darel’s origins with those of writer José Lins do Rego.  Although both were raised near sugar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111191

  • HOT! An Exhibition Created by Seven Latino Artist
    1996
    In this essay for an exhibition of seven contemporary Latino artists entitled HOT!, Grant Samuelsen considers the term "magical realism" and its inadequacy as a label applied to contemporary Latino art. Samuelsen states that such labeling robs these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867555

  • Huesos, vísceras, pieles y sangre como elementos pictóricos en Contramaestre : resurge "El Techo de la Ballena" con un homenaje a la necrofilia
    Ras (Eduardo Robles Piquer)
    1962
    In this newspaper article, Eduardo Robles Piquer (alias RAS) describes the exhibition Homenaje a la necrofilia and interviews the painter and writer Carlos Contramaestre, whose work is shown at the exhibition, and who is a member of El Techo de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868651

  • Introduction
    Day, Holliday T.; Sturges, Hollister
    1987
    In this introduction, Holliday T. Day and Hollister Sturges explain how the theme of “the fantastic” underlies the art of the twenty-nine artists included in the exhibition The Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920-1987. In explaining their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065330

  • José Roberto de Aguilar
    Schenberg, Mário
    1976
    Mário Schenberg, the author of this text, considers José Roberto Aguilar a pioneer of Brazilian “magic art”—an important movement that, in his view, has been misunderstood. Unlike nouvelle figuration, which spread through Europe after [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111241

  • Latin American visions and revisions
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1994
    Art historian Shifra M. Goldman writes with great acuity and depth about the traveling exhibition, Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920–1987, which opened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1987, and subsequently went to the Queens Museum in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063953

  • Livio Abramo e a macumba fluminense
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1955
    In order to emphasize the differences between the art life of the Brazilian printmakers Oswaldo Goeldi and that of Lívio Abramo, the writer focuses on Abramo. For Goeldi, time well spent took place on the beaches of South Rio (a tourist area) such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110609

  • Mira! : diferencias en el arte norteamericano y latinoamericano
    Ahlander, Leslie Judd
    1988
    Curator and art critic Leslie Judd Ahlander introduces¡Mira! [Look!], the exhibition that was presented at the Canadian Club of Hispanic Art in 1989, curated by Susana Torruella Leval, Inverna Lockpez, and Ricardo Pau-Llosa. This exhibition offered [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092293

  • Myths = Mitos
    Loescher, Robert J., 1937-2007
    1991
    This document includes two articles from the catalog for the exhibition Myths: Recent Paintings by Alejandro Romero held at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago from April 19–July 7, 1991. The first article considers Romero’s use of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064590

  • O quase mago Roberto Magalhães
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Pereira, Elisabeth
    1978
    This essay, written by the art critic Roberto Pontual, is a biographical and artistic profile of the artist Roberto Magalhães, in which the author underscores Magalhães’ penchant for working independently from his colleagues in the Nova Figura [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111080

  • Sobre la querella del realismo
    Gromaire, Marcel
    1947
    This article by Marcel Gromaire was published in AIAPE magazine—a champion of social realism in art—at a crucial point in the debate over aesthetics in Montevideo: the beginning of painting’s slide toward a “politically committed” form of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225636