Topic Descriptor: Constructivist×
  • [Domenico Casasanta adhiere, a nuestro juicio...]
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this document, the critic Francisco Da Antonio develops a chronological essay on the life and work of Domenico Casasanta, starting in 1958, when the artist arrived in Venezuela. After almost a decade in which he produced no work, in 1968, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163653

  • [O trabalho de Amilcar de Castro reúne...]
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito analyzes Amilcar de Castro’s work in the media of sculpture and drawing. He discusses the connections between de Castro’s production and modern sculpture. Brito asserts that de Castro’s art formulates a rejection of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111306

  • [sérvulo esmeraldo un brésilien dans paris...]
    Leiser, Erwin
    This article, written in the form of a poem, is about the series Excitáveis [Excitables] by the Brazilian artist Sérvulo Esmeraldo. The author, Erwin Leiser, pictures him walking through the back streets of Paris looking for images that will be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111386

  • A obra de Lygia Clark
    Pedrosa, Mário
    Mário Pedrosa analyzes Lygia Clark’s artistic career beginning with the elimination of frames for her canvases (during the 1950s) through to the incorporation of the viewer’s action into her work (see her Bichos series) and the full integration [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085908

  • A organização do delírio
    Favaretto, Celso F. (Celso Fernando), 1941-
    The professor and essay writer Celso Favaretto assesses the parameters that frame the work of Hélio Oiticica, from the experience of pure art to the statement made by environmental art. In Favaretto’s opinion, the path followed by the artist from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111408

  • A transição da côr do quadro para o espaço e o sentido de construtividade
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    Hélio Oiticica presents his research into the transition from two-dimensional paintings to three-dimensional works of art, discussing some of his own projects—such as Invenções, Núcleos, and Penetráveis—and the designs for open air [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110351

  • Amilcar de Castro
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    In this article, Hélio Oiticica reviews Amílcar de Castro’s sculptural works, noticing as he does so that the artist is adopting a new approach within the context of constructive art by combining intellectual and expressive elements as part of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091536

  • Atrás da tradição
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    The author of this article, Rodrigo Naves, explains that Ronaldo Brito’s essay presents an overview of a movement that was representative of contemporary Brazilian art. Naves also suggests that Brito’s critique attempts to understand works that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111308

  • Beleza provinda da função e beleza como função
    Bill, Max
    Swiss artist Max Bill analyzes the connections between form, beauty and function in the creation of utilitarian objects on an industrial scale. He defends the idea that everyday objects should combine functional and aesthetic qualities. In his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087379

  • Construção e contingência
    Tassinari, Alberto
    Written in 1991, this article by art critic Alberto Tassinari discusses the show of work by Antonio Lizárraga held at Millan gallery in São Paulo. In Tassinari’s view, Lizárraga’s objects are neither painting nor sculpture, though they bring [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111273

  • Construtivismo
    Ruchti, Jacob
    In the view of Jacob Ruchti, the origin of Constructivism can be traced to the analytic investigation of Cubism. He believes that Constructivism implies “a new conceptual vision of things,” where colors, lines, and forms have an expressive power [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780261

  • El artista y sus instrumentos
    Rivero, Tahía
    The Venezuelan curator Tahía Rivero writes an analysis of the works of José Luis López-Reus, a local visual artist, in the exhibition Vacivus (Caracas, Sala RG, 1993). Rivero points out that the work of this painter is substantiated by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162311

  • Encuentros y coincidencias en el arte de América Latina entre oposiciones y antagonismos
    Ambrosini, Silvia de
    The Argentine critic Silvia de Ambrosini claims that there have always been “opponents” in the art field. In her opinion, these “opponents” are what revitalizes the creative atmosphere. She says that in Latin American art “we find [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805706

  • Forma, função e projeto geral
    Pignatari, Décio
    Décio Pignatari insists that the artist should be an integral part of the industrial production system, and proposes that art should be incorporated into architecture, urban development, industrial design, cinematography, advertising, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090070

  • Gego : outside in, inside out
    Carvajal, Rina
    In this essay, Venezuelan curator Rina Carvajal asserts that by means of the disintegration and reconfiguration of the form, the visual discourse formulated by Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994), a Venezuelan artist of German origin, opened up [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158157

  • Hacia otro discurso del constructivismo
    Quintana Castillo, Manuel, 1928-
    In this essay, Manuel Quintana Castillo identifies the formal assumptions upon which the Cubist aesthetic was constructed, and explains how Cubism influenced movements such as Futurism and Constructivism based on an intrinsic interest in geometry. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156007

  • Hay que buscar un arte que salve : Magdalena Fernández ( Premio Eugenio Mendoza 1996)
    Wisotzki, Rubén
    Journalist Rubén Wisotzki interviewed Magdalena Fernández in 1996, when she was awarded the Premio Eugenio Mendoza. Fernández acknowledges that her work, particularly her studies in design to which abstraction and geometricism are fundamental, is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155102

  • Introduction
    Cancel, Luis R.
    In this introduction, Luis Cancel explains the logic behind how he and his colleagues organized the exhibition The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970. He also explains, at length, the curatorial team’s larger [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065293

  • Los artistas extranjeros de la ciudad universitaria de Caracas
    Meneses, Guillermo, 1911-1978
    Guillermo Meneses discusses the foreign artists invited by the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva to work with him on his plan to incorporate art into the proposed Ciudad Universitaria in Caracas. Meneses begins by mentioning the artistic merits of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060120

  • Neoconcretismo
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito provides a critical analysis of Constructivist tendencies in modern art. He argues that the emergence of Neo-Concretism in Rio de Janeiro in 1959 was a consequence of the crisis of Constructivist ideologies. Brito presents [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091308

  • Nuestro problema de arte en América : lección VI del ciclo de conferencias dictado en la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de Montevideo
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This is the text of a lecture given by Joaquín Torres-García at the School of Science and Humanities in Montevideo, Uruguay, in which he reflected on modern art and even analyzed a number of theories. Among other controversial views, he announced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731106

  • Projeto construtivo brasileiro na arte (1950-1962)
    Pape, Lygia
    Lygia Pape, the artist curating the Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro exhibition (in the version shown in Rio de Janeiro), analyzes the legacy of the constructive art movements in Brazil retrospectively, and based on these, assesses Brazilian art on a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110680

  • Psicografía del cubismo
    Pérez Reinoso, Ramiro
    This article was written by Ramiro Pérez Reinoso who felt that the possibility of presenting a retrospective on the Cubist movement and its views “would not pale the increased hue of its modernity, seen in its last artists excited by its novelty [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143473

  • Reflexiones sobre el Constructivismo
    Quintana Castillo, Manuel, 1928-
    Drawn from the content of the three chapters in the book by Manuel Quintana Castillo Cuadernos de pintura, this selection, the text “Reflexiones sobre el constructivismo,” can be found in Chapter III. In it, the essay writer informs us that it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156254

  • Reflexiones sobre la crisis ideológica del arte
    Renau Montoro, José
    The author José Renau, exiled in Mexico, summarizes the principal avant-garde art trends of the 20th century, highlighting the contradiction between the works created and their artistic value in light of the few connections among the artists, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756506

  • Sobre o "Projeto Cães de Caça"
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    Hélio Oiticica describes the mock-up for the environmental project Cães de Caça [Hunting Dogs], a space consisting of five sets of works called “Penetráveis,” the “buried poem” by the writer and art critic [José Ribamar] Ferreira Gullar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110354

  • Sobre un arte integral
    Miró Quesada Garland, Luis
    The writer considers the term “integral art,” coined by Alejandro Romualdo Valle, a rhetorical excess, certainly inapplicable to any particular work, as a general rule. It is also specifically inapplicable to the artwork by Alfredo Ruiz Rosas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859917

  • Something’s Got to Give = Algo tiene que ceder
    Storr, Robert
    Robert Storr analyzes Gego’s work in the formal milieu in which it was created. The curator begins with an introduction in which he provides the essential information about her life, her late training as an artist, and the influence of Paul Klee [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160071

  • Tomas Maldonado : o futuro do "projeto moderno"
    In his interview with Professor Del Brenna, the theoretician and academic administrator Tomás Maldonado gave a retrospective reading of what was known as the “Modernism project.” This was the guideline for 20th Century art movements in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110975

  • Torres García contra el arte moderno
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    In the article, Tomás Maldonado discusses the concepts brought forth by Joaquín Torres-García and his followers against the Inventionist group postulates, published in issue number 2 of the Removedor [Thinner] journal. It refers to the following [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730028

  • Valoración de Torres García
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900 -1971
    The article was motivated by the book published by Michel Seuphor, a year before in 1949, in Paris, the spirit that integrated magazine Cercle et carré two decades prior. The book aimed to formulate a brief history on European abstract art. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228405