Topic Descriptor: sculptors×
  • ¿Se derrumba María Lionza?
    Rodríguez Cárdenas, Manuel, 1912-1991
    1973
    Cultural activist Manuel Rodríguez Cárdenas calls the attention of the public authorities of Venezuela to the visible deterioration of the monument created by Alejandro Colina in homage to María Lionza, the protector goddess of the forest, water, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155464

  • "Gran-boa" asfixia a los escultores mexicanos
    1958
    This brief article, illustrated by a large caricature, uses a humorous tone to comment on the disputes generated by the declarations of sculptors, who were unable to reach an agreement. “Instead of joining forces to fight the little dictator who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772048

  • [Antes que las valoraciones y los juicios...]
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1967
    This text written by the art critic Roberto Guevara is the preface to the catalogue for the exhibition Pinturas, which exhibited work by the French artist Marcel Floris, who had been living in Caracas since 1950. The exhibition was held at the Museo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154811

  • [Cada vez más las artes denominadas visuales quieren sugerir lo invisible...]
    Rodríguez, Ernesto B.
    1957
    Ernesto B. Rodríguez analyzes Líbero Badii’s portrait sculptures. He claims that the visual arts strive to suggest the invisible by searching for its hidden laws, inventing new forms, and attempting to reveal a variety of sensitive spaces. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760613

  • [Cuando hablo de la forma...]
    Varela, Víctor, 1927-2013
    1969
    In this essay, Venezuelan artist Víctor Valera discusses many of the concepts crucial to his work in sculpture. He describes, for instance, his conception of form as volume incorporated or projected into space. He mentions a number of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163126

  • [de aquellos "totemes contemporáneos"...]
    Briceño, Pedro
    1966
    In his text, Pedro Briceño describes how the work of another Venezuelan sculptor, Pedro Barreto, has evolved from his early work (“totems”) of tropical and chain-like forms, to his new work. The latter is characterized by a greater preoccupation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162647

  • [El caso de Germán Cueto en la escultura contemporánea...]
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1948
    In this essay, the painter Carlos Mérida emphasizes Germán Cueto’s capacity to work with different materials such as iron, tin, and plastics, by connecting them to a new aesthetic modality called “design.” For Mérida, design is the vital [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736834

  • [Entrevista a la escultura Hena Rodríguez- Programa radial "Cosas de Mujeres" -La emisora H.J.C.K. frecuencia F.M. Estérero]
    1954
    In 1954, journalist Gloria Valencia de Castaño interviewed sculptor Hena Rodríguez on HJCK, a Bogotá radio station with a cultural orientation. This text is a transcription of a simple conversation in which the artist describes her art education, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129718

  • [Hablando de...]
    Rojas, Carlos, 1933-
    In this notebook, which is one of several kept by Colombian artist Carlos Rojas, the author writes down thirty-two points essential to his art.  Written like a manifesto, this particular manuscript contains ideas that Rojas considers innate to his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089916

  • [La escultura - por no decir el arte de la estatua-...]
    Tapias, Anita
    1985
    This essay by the curator Ana Tapias is divided into two parts. In the first part Tapias rapidly reviews the history of sculpture in Venezuela, then describes what’s going on in the contemporary Abstract art scene. In the second part she discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162950

  • [Letter] 1950 September 26, Paris, France [to] Casimiro Eiger
    Ramírez Villamizar, Eduardo, 1923-2004
    1950
    This is a letter written by Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar twelve days after his arrival in France in September 1950. The painter writes to his friend, the art critic Casimiro Eiger, who lived in Bogotá, describing his impressions of his first brief [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133237

  • [Moros es un joven escultor residente en Aragua]
    Ortiz Bravo, Aquiles
    1985
    The promoter Aquiles Ortiz Bravo states that José Jesús Moros is trying to give his sculpture a transcendent meaning in keeping with the standards of the classical school. He adds that regarding the different visual elements, the Venezuelan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162759

  • [Nunca ha sido expuesta en Venezuela...]
    Hernández, Agueda
    1973
    In this essay on Marisol [Escobar], Venezuelan curator and gallery director Águeda Hernández analyzes her creative concept by drawing relationships between the works that (at that moment) were in Venezuela, in both public spaces and museums, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163350

  • [Tal vez resulte un lugar común afirmar que...]
    Carreño, Freddy
    1988
    In this essay on the fourth Bienal Nacional de Escultura Francisco Narváez (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Narváez, 1988), the critic Freddy Carreño introduces the reader to the history of sculpture from its beginnings. The writer points [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162982

  • A escultura mágico-erótica de Chico Tabibuia
    Pardal, Paulo
    1989
    This book is about Chico Tabibuia, the African-Brazilian artist whose sculptures are known for the tension they express between religiosity and eroticism. In Brazilian syncretism, Exú (the messenger of the gods) is a recurring theme, as is in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110534

  • Advertencia
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    1961
    In response to a series of overwhelming news published in the press that month, not having enough time to reflect upon it and adopt a position, Mathias Goeritz wonders what type of art should correspond to these, our times. He insists on placing the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741783

  • Al margen del manifiesto del Sindicato de Pintores y Escultores
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1924
    This document analyzes the national repercussions that the Sindicato de Obreros Técnicos, Pintores y Escultores [SOTPE, Union of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors] had on an art scene that was then dominated by individualism. Siqueiros [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763287

  • Alejandro Otero : los fundamentos de sus esculturas a escala cívica
    Guédez, Víctor
    1990
    In this essay, the critic Víctor Guédez reviews Alejandro Otero’s sculptural work, basing his comments on its visual, technical, and conceptual aspects. As regards the visual aspects, Guédez identifies movement, time, space, and light as Otero [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163158

  • Alejandro Otero, permaneciendo : retrospectiva en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    1985
    The curator María Elena Ramos provides a broad overview of Alejandro Otero’s oeuvre on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of his work. Ramos reflects on the Venezuelan painter and sculptor’s essential concerns which, in her opinion, wove [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172282

  • Antonio Ballester : Escultor Español en México
    1946
    This brief text refers to a 1935 newspaper article by Manuel Abril about the Concurso Nacional de Escultura [National Sculpture Contest] whose theme was “Conmemoración a Lope de Vega” [In Remembrance of Lope de Vega]. Abril reports that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773008

  • Apremios e interrogantes
    Peluffo Linari, Gabriel
    1972
    This essay is on an interview [conducted] by Gabriel Peluffo with the sculptor Germán Cabrera, the artist and performer Teresa Vila, and the painter and engraver Anhelo Hernández. He questions them on the role of the visual arts within the social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245079

  • Arte cinético es el arte que más integra a la sociedad
    Vestrini, Miyó, 1938-1991
    1969
    Journalist Miyó Vestrini interviews Narciso Debourg for his first solo exhibition in Venezuela. The conversation covers the methods of expression used by the Venezuelan painter and sculptor (based in Paris); these include serial usage of elements, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157625

  • Arte y arquitectura
    Jiménez, Ariel
    1984
    In his essay about the Venezuelan sculptor Víctor Valera’s synthesis of the arts, Ariel Jiménez discusses the concepts of “artistic integration” and “the synthesis of the visual arts,” highlighting the social and collective ramifications [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161764

  • 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

  • Bernabé Michelena, escultor
    Dieste, Eduardo, 1881-1954
    1925
    Chapter V of the book Teseo Discusión Estética y Ejemplos […] by the critic Eduardo Dieste, titled “Bernabé Michelena, escultor,” is devoted to a discussion about Michelena’s sculptural work, which the author associates with a new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1220780

  • 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

  • Capítulo tercero : 1948-1950. Nueva York : los Nuevos Materiales
    Carbonell, Galaor, 1938-
    1976
    “Los nuevos materiales” is the third chapter in a long book by Galaor Carbonell entitled Negret. Las etapas creativas. The book is one of the most thorough and sound studies of the life and work of Colombian sculptor Édgar Negret. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130346

  • Carmen Inés Blondet : la constancia del acero
    Moreno, María Cristina
    1999
    In this interview with the sculptor Carmen Inés Blondet, the Puerto Rican journalist María Cristina Moreno inquires about her early work, techniques, workshop, [more recent] work with which she has been involved,, and her stated faith in sculpture [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867097

  • Color in Painting and Architecture
    Riley, Charles A., II
    1995
    Jaime Franco, who graduated with degrees in Engineering and Computer Science, went to Paris where he gradually started producing sculpture. His study of different types of surfaces later influenced his paintings that included juxtapositions of layers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150246

  • Con Marisol y a veces sin ella : crónica de una no entrevista
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1973
    In this essay, the Venezuelan critic Roberto Guevara not only addresses the Pop art work of the Venezuelan-North American sculptor Marisol [Escobar] but also the varied characteristics of her personality. Guevara examines the underlying true [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163318

  • Conceptualismo en Ada Bobonis
    Colón Camacho, Doreen M.
    1996
    The Puerto Rican art historian Doreen Colón Camacho reviews Asogues, the exhibition of works by Ada Bobonis held at the Galería Luigi Marrozzini from January through March, 1996. The works in this exhibition force viewers to use their imagination [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867154

  • Conversación con Víctor Valera
    Cárdenas, María Luz
    1984
    María Luz Cárdenas talks to the Venezuelan sculptor Víctor Valera in a three-part interview arranged in chronological order. In the “Background” section, Valera describes his early academic training in Venezuela and his art residency in Paris [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161748

  • Cornelis Zitman
    Traba, Marta
    1976
    In this essay, Marta Traba presents a broad overview of contemporary sculpture. She bases her report on the writings of Werner Hoffmann, Gillo Dorfles, and Jean Clarence Lambert, who provide a breakdown of the various movements, trends, and artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167924

  • De la evocación posmodernista a la ilusión moderna
    Silva, Carlos
    1997
    The critic Carlos Silva wrote a study of the work of the Venezuelan sculptor Edgar Guinand, pointing out two fundamental periods in his life in art. The first is defined by the writer in the visual arts context that follows the Latin American Post- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169271

  • 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

  • Discursive Images and Resonant Words Address the Vox Populi: The Visceral Art of Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    2001
    In this catalogue essay, Victor Alejandro Sorell considers the 36-year career (spanning 1964–2000) of the Chicano artist Carlos Cortez, praising him as the “quintessential artist-reporter,” and emphasizing his virtuosity as a master printmaker [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840498

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

  • El escultor Piqueras Cotolí
    Barreda y Laos, Enrique-Domingo, 1879-1944
    1919
    The author recalls his visit, three years earlier, to the Academy of Spain in Rome, where, in his judgment, “the inexplicable frivolity and artifice of modern art are halted.” He praises the work of director Eduardo Chicharro, as well as that of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141308

  • El monumento a López es un horror
    Muñoz, Héctor
    1967
    “El Monumento a López es un Horror” [The Monument to López is a Horror] is the title of the article by Héctor Muñoz published in El Espectador on Friday, June 16, 1967. It compiles different opinions on the aesthetic and political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087583

  • El planteamiento pictórico de William Stone
    Guédez, Víctor
    1989
    The critic Víctor Guédez reviews the work of the Venezuelan painter, engraver, and sculptor William Stone. He structures his readings at three levels: conceptual, aesthetic, and visual. At each level, Guédez points out the distinctive feature in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165910

  • El reino de Juan Félix Sánchez
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    2001
    This is Carlos Contramaestre’s account of his mule-back ride from San Rafael de Mucuchíes (in the state of Mérida) to El Potrero, at an altitude of four thousand meters, to meet Juan Félix Sánchez, the blanket weaver, sculptor, and architect. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157888

  • El retorno de Antonio Navia
    Rivera Rosario, Nelson
    1984
    The Puerto Rican professor and critic Nelson Rivera Rosario discusses three works by Antonio Navia: Espacio-tiempo [Space-Time] (an environment installation involving sculpture, painting, and music); Naves [Vessels] (mobile sculptures); and Ajedrez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867041

  • El sentido de su mensaje escultórico
    Traba, Marta
    1995
    Originally published in La Patria newspaper based in Manizales, Colombia, this text is a journalistic version of the two television programs aired in 1956 that critic Marta Traba dedicated to the work of sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt. Traba [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100526

  • El tranvía de los Domingos : María Leonza
    Rodríguez Cárdenas, Manuel, 1912-1991
    1951
    In this essay, Manuel Rodríguez Cárdenas intentionally breathes new life according to his own “yaracuyano” [from Yaracuy, Venezuela] memories into the myth of María Leonza inspired by the monumental sculpture made by Alejandro Colina for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102427

  • En Palabras de Negret
    Hernández, José, 1955-
    2009
    The text “En palabras de Negret”—which consists of fragments of a conversation between Colombian sculptor Édgar Negret and cultural journalist José Hernández—addresses topics crucial to Negret’s life and work. The dialogue deals with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130362

  • Entrevista con Alex Garza
    1979
    In this candid interview in Abrazo, Chicago-based Chicano sculptor Alex Garza discusses his development and process, and voices his thoughts on public art and the Chicano community. Garza reflects on his involvement with ALBA (Association of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801969

  • Entrevista con Ariel Jiménez
    Jiménez, Ariel
    1995
    Ariel Jiménez interviews the Polish-born Venezuelan sculptor Harry Abend. The resulting article focuses on the differences and similarities between the current exhibition, at the Sala Mendoza, and the one presented in 1992 at the GAN (Galería de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163589

  • Escultura : Talla Directa
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1927
    Forma magazine conducted a survey on painting and sculpture. Based on the results, Diego Rivera wrote about the major differences among those who considered themselves to be sculptors, saying that all that a sculptor really needed was a quarry and a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734244

  • Fabricación del silencio
    Oteiza, Jorge de, 1908-2003
    2009
    “Fabricación del silencio” is the title of a text in letter form from Basque artist Jorge Oteiza to Colombian sculptor Édgar Negret. In the forties, Oteiza lived in Popayán (Cauca Valley), the region of Colombia where Negret was born; he was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130324

  • Felipe Herrera : la alquimia del fenómeno creacional
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    1996
    In this article, the curator Bélgica Rodríguez reviews the career of the Venezuelan sculptor and draftsman Felipe Herrera, from his early training in the late 1960s to his most recent work, produced in 1996. After sketching a broad overview of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1171896