Topic Descriptor: painters (artists)×
  • Atmósfera y sangre del color : Roberto Balbuena
    1948
    In this article Ceferino Palencia, the Spanish art critic and painter living in exile in Mexico, sketches a brief biography of Roberto Fernández Balbuena, portraying him as a well-known architect and painter with a clearly defined vision. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765762

  • Autobiografía de José Clemente Orozco : Sindicato de Pintores y Escultores. “El Manifiesto”. Socialización del Arte. Arte burgués y arte proletario. Rectificaciones
    Orozco, José Clemente
    1942
    In this text, the painter José Clemente Orozco states that the “Manifiesto del Sindicato” [the Painters and Sculptors Manifesto] is “extraordinarily important; its influence has been felt for two decades and younger painters have fought [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796183

  • Bárbaro Rivas : historia y mitología
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    1994
    The critic and curator Francisco Da Antonio salutes the Venezuelan folk painter Bárbaro Rivas and reintroduces him with biographical details and an explanation of the circumstances involved in the production of some of his works. The critic mentions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160743

  • Bertoldo on Drawing
    De Romero, Ralph
    1975
    In this essay, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, comments on the differences between a painter and a sculptor. In his own way, he explains what drawings mean to him. Among the attributes that Romero identifies with drawings, is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862919

  • Bill Caro 76
    Caro, Bill, 1949-
    1976
    This document is the catalogue to Cementerio de automóviles, an exhibition of work by hyperrealist painter Bill Caro held at Galería Enrique Camino Brent in Lima in late 1976. In a synopsis, architect Héctor Velarde states that beauty is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293440

  • Breve diálogo con Jean Dewasne
    Szyszlo, Fernando de
    1954
    In this article, Fernando de Szyszlo interviews his colleague, the renowned French exponent of geometric abstraction, Jean Dewasne, who explains that he rejects the romantic concept of “inspiration” on the grounds that it is a “passive” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859117

  • Caja de herramientas
    Dittborn, Eugenio, 1943-
    2005
    In this short text, Eugenio Dittborn offers a brief, poetic description of the formal processes that provide him with the images he uses in his works. He highlights the typology of the selected images (photographs of public contemporary life) and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732125

  • Carlos Cortez
    Weber, John Pitman, 1942-
    1998
    Written by well-known muralist John Pitman Weber, this essay provides biographical information on Carlos Cortez, a Milwaukee-born and Chicago-based artist and poet of Mexican-Indian and German ancestry. Weber talks about the places and people Cortez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061374

  • Carlos González Bogen : pintor
    Manaure, Mateo
    1950
    The Venezuelan artist Mateo Manaure outlines an assessment on the artistic career of his compatriot, artist Carlos González Bogen, commenting on his activities from when he was academically training at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Caracas when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813583

  • Carlos Lopez: A Forgotten Michigan Painter
    Vargas, George
    1999
    In this essay, George Vargas attests that Carlos Lopez “serves as a vital historical link connecting American modern art in Michigan with a new Latino history of the state.” During the 1920s–1940s, Carlos Lopez was a Latino artist who did not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840207

  • Carlos Mérida
    Yáñez, Agustín
    1929
    Agustín Yáñez applauds the elements embedded in Carlos Mérida’s work. He mentions his search for Americanism in the color, which he considers “a terribly dangerous route . . . to his exposure to failure . . .”. However, in Yáñez’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762447

  • Carlos More, pintor
    Larrea, Juan
    1931
    Spanish poet Juan Larrea comments on the Carlos More exhibition in Lima in 1931 and states that, before More, the Peruvian mountain ranges were illustrated and interpreted by people “who could not see them without deforming them in an arbitrary and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150975

  • Carta a Miguel Otero Silva
    Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro
    1957
    In this open letter by Alejandro Otero [Rodríguez] to his  journalist friend, Miguel Otero Silva, the Venezuelan artist brings forth his objection to the National Sculpture Award given to the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Gregorio at the XVIII Salón [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813653

  • Carta de Diego Rivera al Seminario de Cultura Mexicana
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1943
    Diego Rivera writes a long letter to the Seminario de Cultura Mexicana [Mexican Cultural Seminary] in which he challenges the statements made by the Spanish writer José Bergamín about landscape painter José María Velasco and José Clemente Orozco [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735531

  • César Prieto
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    1950
    In this article, Enrique Planchart, the Venezuelan man of letters, discusses César Prieto’s paintings. Planchart reviews the Venezuelan painter’s life, from his early days at the old Academia de Bellas Artes (when it was in the Mijares de Soló [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167701

  • César Rengifo : el retorno a las raices
    Nunes, Jorge, 1942-
    1982
    In this book, psychologist Jorge Nunes includes a series of interviews with Venezuelan painter César Rengifo. He delves into numerous aspects, some unpublished, of the life and work of the artist. Of the twenty-eight chapters that compose this book [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101822

  • Cinco minutos con el chamaco Covarrubias
    Ortega, Febronio
    1932
    This “exclusive” interview with Mexican illustrator and painter Miguel Covarrubias took place on the occasion of a trip to Mexico City. During this conversation Covarrubias talked at length about a series of “impossible interviews” which had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771781

  • Climent : Pintor intemporal : Consideraciones sobre su pintura
    Renau, Juan
    1948
    Juan [sic, Josep] Renau begins by pointing to the contradictions inherent in an art criticism that examines an artist’s work armed with scant understanding of the difficulties involved in creation. In the first place, an artist’s production does [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765756

  • Confluencias : Leandro Soto and Raoul Deal
    Soto, Leandro, 1956-; Deal, Raoul
    2004
    This booklet for the exhibition Confluencias: Leandro Soto and Raoul Deal contains three texts: an interview with the artists by Linda Corbin-Pardee, an essay by Gregory Jay, and a short text by Awam Amkpa entitled “The Story of Oggun.” Jay [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840815

  • Cristóbal Ruiz un pintor sincero
    1940
    Best known for his portrait of Andalusian poet Antonio Machado—which hangs in the Ateneo Español de México—Cristóbal Ruiz mostly painted landscapes of Spain. He worked mainly in the region of Castilla, which he portrayed in luminous, vivid [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783756

  • Crónica : algunas notas sobre pintura : a José Juan Tablada, a Gerardo Murillo
    Zárraga, Angel
    1906
    This article is an interesting reflection by Ángel Zárraga on the art of the painter’s era, sent from Spain to the magazine Savia Moderna; at the time, he was also an amateur writer. He dedicates the article to two key figures that were beginning [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781743

  • Cronología
    Baena, José Gabriel
    2009
    This chapter provides a detailed and well-documented chronological profile of Dora Ramírez, the painter from Antioquia, illustrated with photographs from her own personal album. It describes her family life, her early marriage (and her six children [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133900

  • Darío Suro
    Anreus, Alejandro
    1999
    This is an obituary essay by Alejandro Anreus on the Dominican painter Darío Suro (1918–97). A former student of Diego Rivera and Manuel Rodríguez Lozano during his stay in Mexico in the 1940s, Suro’s trajectory as a painter—evolving from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809430

  • De arte : la exposición de María Izquierdo
    1944
    This is a review of the exhibition of work by María Izquierdo at the ICPN (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano) in Lima. “Tiziano” [Titian] describes her exhibition as “an interesting spiritual message from the Aztec nation and a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146668

  • De arte : palos y palmas
    Castillo, Teófilo
    1919
    Sabogal was from the province of Cajamarca but studied in Europe and Argentina; here he is described as a talented painter who was considered “rare” in Lima art circles, so that his emergence in the capital city “will bring light to many.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139667

  • De arte : un nuevo pintor peruano: Mario Urteaga
    Raygada, Carlos, 1898-1953
    1934
    In this text, art critic Carlos Raygada asserts that, though Mario Urteaga has never before shown his painting in the capital, his work is not that of a beginner. Raygada describes Urteaga as a self-taught artist who, because he began painting in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146197

  • De la pintura al tapiz
    Delgado, Lenelina
    1981
    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

  • De la Tragedia de la Imagen : Barradas
    Basso Maglio, Vicente, 1889-
    1930
    The author outlines his convictions on “artistic creation,” associating them to searches that are transcendent and tragic in character (as manifested in the title of the article). He conceives that the act of creating derives from spiritual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225969

  • De México, habla ahora José Sabogal
    Falcón, Jorge, 1908-
    1943
    The Peruvian intellectual Jorge Falcón interviews José Sabogal about the painter’s visit to Mexico in 1942, mentioning that on his arrival in the country, the Mexican government—via the director of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140703

  • Declaraciones del Sindicato de Pintores y Escultores
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1924
    In an open letter to the newspaper, David Alfaro Siqueiros makes a number of statements about the article published in the same paper defending students’ rights in terms of the paintings at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (ENP). Siqueiros [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755362

  • Dejar sin título
    Dueñas, Danilo, 1956-
    1998
    In this article Danilo Dueñas discusses the work of the Colombian artist Manuel Hernández in terms of its local context. Dueñas, who is also a Colombian artist, refers to the Argentine curator Carlos Basualdo’s definition of modernism and to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099261

  • Demetrio Urruchúa con Nosotros
    1939
    The (unknown) author of this article reports and comments on the exhibition of works by the Argentinian painter, printmaker, and muralist Demetrio Urruchúa at the Ateneo de Montevideo. The article specifically mentions certain iconographic aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223661

  • Desmán y justeza de Mariano Orgaz
    Gaya, Ramón
    1940
    On the occasion of the exhibition of works by the painter and architect Mariano Rodríguez Orgaz at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Ramón Gaya discusses the gouaches of buildings in Teotihuacán. Gaya believes that these paintings have [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765744

  • Detesto la palabra búsqueda : Oswaldo Vigas
    1984
    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

  • Dice Fernando Szyszlo que no hay pintores en el Perú ni América : el joven pintor peruano declara sentir su pintura y la de los demás pero no puede explicarla
    1951
    This text contains the polemic statements that Fernando de Szyszlo made on the occasion of his exhibition of abstract paintings held at the Asociación de Arquitectos del Perú in Lima in May 1951. He starts off by provocatively asserting that “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137793

  • Diego Rivera y la Federación de Estudiantes
    1924
    In this piece, the Federación de Estudiantes [Student Federation] declares the muralists’ paintings to be “bad caricatures.” The federation expressed outrage by an offensive statement issued by a group of painters led by Diego Rivera. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755345

  • Divagaciones de un pintor : Antonio Rodríguez Luna
    Gaya, Ramón
    1940
    The art critic and painter Ramón Gaya analyzes the paintings by Antonio Rodríguez Luna and considers him a victim of a failed moment of “modern painting,” in the sense that the latter reneges on his past and believes that ancient art is art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756577

  • Dos aspectos de una obra transformable-1952
    Quintana Castillo, Manuel, 1928-
    1967
    ICAA Record ID: 1157287

  • Dos pintores colombianos
    Gómez Jaramillo, Ignacio, 1910-1970
    1946
    The artist, Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo, presented an exhibition of the Colombian painters, Darío Jiménez Villegas and Jorge Elías Triana, at the Biblioteca Benjamín Franklin [Benjamin Franklin Library] in Mexico City. In his essay, Gómez Jaramillo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099066

  • Eduardo Sued : a geometria da fuga
    Doctors, Marcio
    1988
    In this text, critic Márcio Doctors analyzes the work of Brazilian painter Eduardo Sued for whom the author asserts geometry is the translation of the unnamable space of things and a point of departure, rather than a destination. He writes, & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111381

  • El Milagro del Prisma
    Dieste, Eduardo, 1881-1954
    1925
    This essay is a chapter from the book by Eduardo Dieste, Teseo, discusión estética y ejemplos, published in 1925. Many of the chapters were articles that were published since 1923 in the magazine produced by Teseo (Agrupación de Artistas y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1217097

  • El Arte de Arzádum
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    1937
    Joaquín Torres García discusses the Uruguayan painter Carmelo de Arzadun’s change of course. Writing in a style that is rife with irony and veiled criticism of the local milieu, Torres García singles out Arzadun for having opted for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223148

  • El arte nacionalista de Best Maugard
    Lara Pardo, Luis
    1920
    Luis Lara Pardo interviews the painter Adolfo Best Maugard about the work the latter is doing in the United States. Lara Pardo claims that Best Maugard’s proposal illustrates that he has found a new horizon in Mexican art—one that is rooted in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771735

  • El artista debe ser un obrero de la idea
    Baroffio, Orestes, 1879-1963
    1935
    By illustrating the work of the Peruvian artist Cossio del Pomar, the author exposes his concept of the artist as “the laborer of the idea,” a cultural humanistic model and an agent in pursuit of new forms of social consciousness. In a way, this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1212069

  • El blanco y el negro. José Clemente Orozco
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1950
    The poet and art critic Xavier Villaurrutia believes José Clemente Orozco’s murals were his best works; then his drawings, lithographs, and engravings and, lastly, his oil paintings. Villaurrutia believes that oil painting was not the most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799642

  • El debate sobre pintura: carta del Sr. Juan Ríos R.
    Rios, Juan, 1914-1991
    1951
    In his response to the article published by the Agrupación Espacio, writer and critic Juan Ríos asserts that there are two positions in art today: “art for art’s sake” and socially committed art. He considers abstraction the extreme of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150912

  • El INC y las artes plásticas : Cajahuaringa : optimista pese a todo
    1976
    In this interview the painter Milner Cajahuaringa expresses his profound disagreement with the decision to award the 1975 National Culture Prize for art to the Andean altarpiece artist Joaquín López Antay. Quoting from the dictionary of the Real [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136155

  • El maestro Gonzalo Ariza Opina : la crítica se ejerce con violencia
    Monroy Caycedo, Alvaro
    1963
    Based on an interview with Gonzalo Ariza, this article, by the journalist Álvaro Monroy Caicedo, sets forth the opinions of this Colombian painter on the superiority of Eastern over Western art. He gives his opinions on Latin American art, art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130276

  • El mundo de los pintores (en una exposición de Souto)
    León Felipe, 1884-1968
    1938
    This is an important poetic dissertation by León Felipe, who discusses the artist’s invention of his world as an intimate space in his own creative process. That is, the poet reflects upon the synchronicity that exists between the work of art and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824609

  • El mural de Núñez Ureta : un canto al esfuerzo del hombre
    Pérez Luna, Edgardo, 1928-1984
    1954
    Here, Edgardo Pérez Luna praises the mural by Teodoro Núñez Ureta executed in the building that housed Peru’s Treasury Department. The writer argues that the allegories created by the painter in the mural elude the conventions of the genre and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227007