Topic Descriptor: drawings (visual works)×
  • Cuevas, un caso de afirmación del yo : (al servicio de lo universal y comunicativo, o al servicio de lo anónimo...)
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    According to Mathias Goeritz , José Luis Cuevas is “one of the greatest artists that Mexico has ever produced.” His talent has, in fact, been widely acknowledged by artists and intellectuals. But Goeritz believes that, in addition to his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751413

  • De la evocación posmodernista a la ilusión moderna
    Silva, Carlos
    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

  • De la perspectiva sentimental y diseño del cuerpo humano : capítulo octavo
    Carvajal, Manuel D.
    Elementos de geometría aplicados al dibujo [Elements of Geometry Applied to Drawing] (1859) by the Colombian artist Manuel Doroteo Carvajal is possibly the first drawing manual ever published in Colombia. This document refers to the eighth and final [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094430

  • De la Tragedia de la Imagen : Barradas
    Basso Maglio, Vicente, 1889-
    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

  • Descubrir a Gego
    Lowry, Glenn D.
    In this essay, Glenn D. Lowry discusses his reaction when in Venezuela in 2000, he discovered Gego’s work, having only ever seen a few of her sculptures and prints. He claims that he would have liked to meet her, and lists the questions he would [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159482

  • Desde el calendario gregoriano un momento cualquiera : pasado, presente, futuro
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    Libero Badii writes in emotional terms about Aldo Paparella, who died three years earlier. He speaks of the daily contact they used to have, and about some of the issues galore they talked about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759365

  • Después del límite : dibujo y pintura
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    Entitled “En la historia” [In History], this introduction to Después del límite [Beyond the Limit] summarizes critic and researcher María Iovino’s thinking on drawing and painting. Iovino asserts that Paul Cézanne was one of the artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079673

  • Dibujantes de monstruitos
    Heide, Daniel
    In this article in the weekly Marcha, critic Daniel Heide discusses the growing interest in drawing as visual modality in Uruguay in the sixties. Heide explains that he will address the fantastic and realist connotations of this new strain of drawing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1241440

  • Diego Barboza : el festín de la nostalgia
    Chacón, Katherine
    In her essay “Diego Barboza: El festín de la nostalgia,” published in the catalogue for the eponymous exhibition, curator Katherine Chacón, after providing information on the artist’s youth, studies, and his start in painting and drawing in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156981

  • Diez billaristas en simultánea
    Estrada, Leonel, 1920-
    This article by artist and critic Leonel Estrada discusses the most recent exhibition of works by Colombian artist Saturnino Ramírez held at Galería Partes in Medellín in September 1977. Ramírez presented drawings, oil paintings, and pastels that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129594

  • El arte dramático de Orozco
    Fernández, Justino
    Justino Fernández describes José Clemente Orozco’s work as “frivolous art,” which explains its limited appeal; but that doesn’t mean that it is not enjoyed, since Orozco documents human reality and, consequently, historic reality. Ferná [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735422

  • El arte peruano en la escuela - II
    Izcue, Elena, 1889-1970
    This is the second of the two textbooks published by Elena Izcue, which were designed to teach art based on pre-Hispanic motifs at Peruvian schools. It includes two introductory texts. The first, addressed to teachers, explains how the pedagogical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146115

  • El blanco y el negro. José Clemente Orozco
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    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 Cegra, una experiencia útil
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this article, Juan Calzadilla introduces the exhibition of work by the second graduating class from CEGRA (Centro de Enseñanza Gráfica, in Caracas). He discusses the fundamental goals of this Venezuelan school workshop, suggesting that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153413

  • El dibujo colombiano década del sesenta
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    In the text published in the foldout poster for the show El dibujo colombiano década del sesenta (1981), Miguel González argues that, in the sixties, drawing—whether produced by young artists or by well established figures from the fifties—was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099726

  • El dibujo escolar en México y la exposición de Bruselas
    This article reviews an exhibition of children’s drawings held in Brussels, to which Mexico sent a group of works by children from official schools. The author emphasizes the great reception that the Mexican works received and he transcribes part [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736670

  • El dibujo hoy
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    The critic Juan Calzadilla analyzes the matter of drawing in [the context of the] Venezuelan art scene during the end of the seventies and the early eighties. The author introduces the text reflecting on the rise of this technique as a skill [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169585

  • El dibujo infantil en el México actual / Children´s drawing in present day Mexico
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    Diego Rivera begins his article on how children draw in Mexico by saying that he hates the instruction provided by the Academy, which starts by teaching children how to draw illustrations, then sculpture, and finally the nude model. Rivera criticizes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734230

  • El Método Best Maugard para la enseñanza del dibujo y su aplicación a lo trabajos manuales
    Best Pontones, Fernando, 1889-1957
    Best Pontones assesses the system of art instruction that was being used at that time in schools under the aegis of the Departamento de Dibujo y Trabajos Manuales [Ministry of Drawing and Manual Exercises]. An artist and a teacher, he thought that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771626

  • El Nadaísmo en el museo : la retrospectiva de Pedro Alcántara
    This is a biographical sketch of Pedro Alcántara written by the Colombian Nadaísta [Nothing-ist] poet Jotamario Arbeláez on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition Alcántara 1960–1980 at the Museo de Arte Moderno [Museum of Modern Art] in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052193

  • El nuevo libro de José Luis Cuevas
    Gómez Sicre, José
    Cuban art promoter José Gómez Sicre comments on the graphic notebooks, which he prefers to call “books of graphic experiences,” by Mexican draftsman José Luis Cuevas. Gómez Sicre asserts that Cuevas’s staunchly pessimistic view of the human [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858256

  • El pintor Juan Carlos Figari Castro
    Paéz Vilaró, Jorge, 1922-
    In this text, Jorge Páez Vilaró analyzes the pictorial work of Juan Carlos Figari Castro, son of painter Pedro Figari, pointing out his talent as a draftsman and the overall merit of his art. Páez Vilaró, himself a painter, understands that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228547

  • Emilio Mas : El alucinado pintor de alienados
    Mas de Ayala, Isidro, 1899-1960
    This essay is on the article written by the psychiatrist Isidro Mas de Ayala in reference to one of his patients, Emilio Mas, the Spanish artist who had arrived in Montevideo towards the end of the nineteenth century. In the 1920s, the artist, who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226678

  • Entre la transparencia y lo invisible : la dimensión intermedia de Gego = Between transparency and the invisible : Gego's in between dimensions
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    Mari Carmen Ramírez investigates the theme of “transparency” as a basic element of Gego’s drawings. Ramírez asserts that both Gego’s drawings and her constructions are expressed in a perceptibly ambiguous plane. In fact, they result from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159864

  • Entrevista en blanco y negro con Luis Caballero
    Bayón, Damián
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223430

  • Estos 26
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    The critic Juan Calzadilla reviews the work of the participants in the Gran Premio Christian Dior de Artes Visuales (Caracas, 1987), after ranting about Venezuelan art critics and art salons. He describes that milieu—of what he calls partisan and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1166234

  • Fabián Rendón: Convocante del azar
    Cano Busquets, Marisol, 1961-; Roca, Juan Manuel, 1946-
    This brief biography of Colombian artist Fabián Rendón by journalist Marisol Cano Busquets and poet Juan Manuel Roca is based on an interview held in Rendón’s studio. The authors consider Rendón a draftsman, printmaker, and a dedicated [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101156

  • Fardos
    Calle, Johanna, 1965-
    Three pages from Johanna Calle’s handwritten notebook with notes, quotes, references, associations, and small illustrations that provide unique insight into the creation of the series Fardos y Perspectivas [Packages and Perspectives] (2006). They [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099486

  • Felipe Herrera : la alquimia del fenómeno creacional
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    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

  • Gego : dibujos para proyectos
    Ossott, Hanni, 1946- 2002
    Hanni Ossott introduces Gego’s exhibition Gego: Dibujos para proyectos [Gego: Drawings for Projects], which includes the artist’s architectural, design, and art projects from 1937 to 1975. The critic suggests that during her training as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159642

  • Gego : íntima y universal
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    In this essay, Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas describes Gego’s body of work. The curator identifies the artist’s early work in the category of geometric abstraction; however, as she developed, she moved toward an approach that was “organic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159752

  • Gego realizó el milagro de tejer en el espacio : Sao Paulo y Caracas le rinden homenaje
    Monsalve, Yasmin
    In this article, Yasmín Monsalve reports on Gego’s presence at the Twenty-third São Paulo Biennial in 1996, and on her exhibition Gego. Dibujos. Dibujos, grabados y tejeduras [Gego Drawings: Drawings, Prints, and Weavings] presented that same [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159546

  • Gego y la escena analítica del cinetismo
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas believed that as a foreigner in Venezuela, Gego gave her work the function of an “analytical process” by constructing a “neutral space” in a time saturated by Kinetic art and geometric abstraction. Her work resists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159736

  • Hacer siempre lo mismo y hacerlo siempre distino
    Restrepo, Elkin, 1942-
    Poet Elkin Restrepo wrote the introduction to the book that compiles a wide selection of works on paper by José Antonio Suárez, works produced until 1999. It begins by recalling the impact of the works that Suárez exhibited in Medellín after [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129490

  • Hércules Barsotti
    Castro, Willys de, 1926-1988
    This group exhibition, held at the Galería de Arte das Folhas in November 1959, included works by Giselda Leirner, Maria Leontina, Tomie Ohtake, Hércules Barsotti, and Willys de Castro. The latter introduces Barsotti’s drawings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1324959

  • Importância de Antônio Dias
    Barata, Mário
    In this text, Mário Barata discusses the production of Antonio Dias and how it fits into the European art market. He mentions certain formal characteristics of the work, such as confidence in the organization of planes and spaces, the use of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110513

  • Inmersiones gráficas y cromáticas
    Guevara Moreno, Luis, 1926-
    Luis Guevara Moreno describes drawing as “the quickest and most efficient way to capture form vividly.” He views drawing as the clearest way to convey a thought, calling it an especially pure form of expression in terms of both “the means and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154427

  • Introducción
    Benko, Susana
    In this critique Susana Benko analyzes the work of Ivan Petrovsky. The author covers drawings by Petrovsky belonging to different periods of his artistic production, while describing the range of techniques and materials he used. Benko likewise [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1171831

  • José Antonio Suárez Londoño : un asunto privado
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    Beatriz González reviews eight miniature drawings by José Antonio Suárez Londoño. Based on formal descriptions, she links each little drawing to specific moments in European art or science and to biographical facts about the Colombian artist. Su [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134435

  • Jose Guadalupe Posada : the man, his art, his time
    Gamboa, Fernando
    This document includes the text of the catalogue and the program of lectures and film screenings related to the exhibition, Posada: Printmaker to the Mexican People. The catalogue opens with “Corrido of the Coming of Don José Guadalupe Posada to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840147

  • Juan Devescovi, Xavier Abril
    Maison de l’Amérique Latine (París, France)
    This is the catalogue, written in French, for the exhibition of drawings by Juan Devéscovi and poems by Xavier Abril that was presented at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine [Latin American House] in Paris (November 1927). In his introduction, Jean [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151314

  • La línea que se fue de paseo
    Núñez, Josefina
    In this review, Josefina Núñez refers to Gego’s training and development as a graphic artist, and discusses her technical and creative approach to printing and lithography. Núñez takes a long look at Gego’s art based on her unique use of line [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156752

  • La paradoja de Marta Pérez
    García Gutiérrez, Enrique
    Puerto Rican art critic Enrique García Gutiérrez comments on the drawings and prints that Marta Pérez García presented in 1999 at the exhibition Dibujos y grabados recientes held at the Galería Botello. García Gutiérrez explains that both [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866376

  • La piel del lecho
    Niño Araque, William
    In his essay in the catalogue for the exhibition Teresa Gabaldón. Dibujos at the Galería Minotauro in Caracas (November, 1985), the curator William Niño Araque reviews the Venezuelan artist and teacher’s work. He introduces the reader to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157856

  • La trascendental exposición de la LEAR
    Urueta, Chano, 1904-1979
    The film director and screenwriter Chano Urueta reviews the group exhibition of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios [LEAR, League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists] held at the former church of Santa Clara, which was later converted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770220

  • La voz policromada de Marta Pérez García =The Polychromatic Voice of Marta Pérez Garcia
    Platon Lázaro, Lydia
    According to professor Lydia Platón, the use of color and attention to detail are two fundamental aspects of the work of Puerto Rican printmaker Marta Pérez García. Platón discusses Pérez García’s artistic vocabulary, placing emphasis on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861533

  • Lazo o la nueva ética
    Auerbach, Ruth
    This text, entitled “Lazo o la nueva ética,” by researcher Ruth Auerbach was featured in the catalogue for Antonio Lazo: Sentimiento, Convicción, Vivencias, an exhibition of work by Venezuelan painter Antonio Lazo (b. 1943). At the beginning of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160471

  • Leonel Góngora : secuencia cinematográfica del beso y del abrazo
    Daza, Gloria Inés
    La poetisa, galerista y crítica de arte Gloria Inés Daza conversa con Leonel Góngora sobre las motivaciones artísticas que desencadenaron su “obra erótica”; la muerte que azota a una sociedad “convencional y pacata” como la colombiana; y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134387

  • Les Demoiselles de San Salvador
    Traba, Marta
    In this article, the Argentine critic Marta Traba (based in Puerto Rico at the time) declared herself an “admiradora” [admirer] of the Mexican artist, José Luis Cuevas. In her opinion, he was the best draftsman on the continent and one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805453

  • Libero Badii
    Graiver, Bernardo
    Bernardo Graiver, the writer, analyzes the works of Líbero Badii in terms of a work of art concerning human knowledge, inspired by the artist's idea that "the spirit takes physical forms." Graiver reviews Badii's work as though it were either a poem [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760599