Topic Descriptor: Socialist Realist×
  • Artes Plásticas
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    In his comments, Sebastián Salazar Bondy praises the early accomplishments of the painter Sigfrido Laske, especially given the local milieu, “where art training is not as comprehensive as desirable.” His evidence of the artist’s talent is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150342

  • Realismo socialista na Bienal
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    This newspaper article remarks on the performance of art critic Mário Pedrosa from the time he was named the director of the Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) and of the VI São Paulo Biennial. Pedrosa had returned from a long trip to Europe and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111109

  • Questões proletárias da arte
    Moderno, João Ricardo
    This essay examines the “proletarian” ambiguities to be found in questions of aesthetics and, more precisely, the risk involved in the production of arbitrary dogmatic statements concerning the connection between art and politics. The author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110477

  • Abstração ou figuração ou realismo?
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this newspaper article Mário Pedrosa challenges the definition of “Abstract art” provided by the French avant-garde theoretician and artist Michel Seuphor in his Dictionnaire de la peinture abstraite (Paris: Hazan, 1957). According to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085648

  • The heuristic power of art
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    This text by Elizam Escobar, a noted Puerto Rican nationalist, artist, and writer, is a largely autobiographical account of his artistic and political evolution in the island and the United States. Written in prison, the essay reflects on his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840634

  • [Letter] 1970 May 15, México D.F [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Beltrán, Alberto
    In this letter, Mexican artist Albero Beltrán (1923–2002) informs Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar that the course in poster design that Polish designer Wiktor Gorka was offering at the Academia de San Carlos (Mexico City) would continue until [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825593

  • Respuesta de los artistas al llamamiento del Partido Comunista Mexicano
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Xavier Guerrero and José Chávez Morado led the call for Mexican artists to orient their artistic production to the guidelines of social realism. They responded “. . .  by rejecting the theories and formalist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822760

  • El realismo en el arte
    Revueltas, José, 1914-1976
    In this long, interesting article, José Revueltas ponders the nature of words, how they are used and how, over time, their meaning changes. As an example, he mentions the expression “épater le bourgeois” [to frighten the bourgeois] that was in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815306

  • Realismo Socialista
    This is a summary of a lecture on El realismo socialista en la pintura [Socialist Realism in Painting] given by David Alfaro Siqueiros at a union hall (packed with six hundred attendees), in which he shared an instrumental vision of art. He presented [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774209

  • A proposito de la Menesunda
    González Lanuza, Eduardo, 1900-
    This text introduces the conferences organized by Eduardo González Lanuza at Galería PROAR. His intention is not to speak from an aesthetic point of view on La Menesunda [Hodgepodge] but rather of Jorge Romero Brest’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760004

  • Desfiguración del Arte mexicano : Se la atribuyen a Siqueiros, por su Bolchevismo
    The painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano declared in the newspaper Excélsior that Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros were mistaken in believing that an attack on communist painting constituted an attack on Mexican art. Rodríguez Lozano maintained [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758225

  • Picasso, Matisse y la libertad de expresión
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    In this article, Tomás Maldonado considers how the conflicts arising both within and beyond the borders of the Soviet Union affect communist artists such as Picasso and Matisse. He refers to the editorial published in Pravda (Moscow, August 11, 1947 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730440