Topic Descriptor: engravings×
  • [Calaveras del Mausoleo nacional]
    This print by Leopoldo Méndez was used for the cover of the first issue of Frente a Frente [Face to Face], in which the inauguration of the Palacio de Bellas Artes was satirized as an act of cultural exclusion. At the bottom of the page, a policeman [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774365

  • [Con motivo de la Tercera Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano...]
    Fernández Méndez, Eugenio; Cárdenas Ruiz, Manuel
    This timeline tracks the life of Puerto Rican artist Rafael Tufiño, who lived in New York and in Mexico City. Puerto Rican intellectuals Manuel Cárdenas Ruiz and Eugenio Fernández Méndez review the graphic work produced by Tufiño between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857777

  • [El dibujo como una técnica artística de plena categoría estética...]
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    This text presents the exhibition Dibujantes y grabadores colombianos held at theMuseo de Arte at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in May 1975. Historian Álvaro Medina asserts that the exhibition brings together figurative artists representative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089856

  • [El dibujo y el grabado han contando en el arte colombiano...]
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    The text, ¡Al Fin Pintura! (1976) [Painting, at Last!] was an introduction to the exhibition with the same name at the Galería Belarca in Bogotá, organized by Eduardo Serrano. This art critic emphasizes the acceptance of the drawing and the print [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099111

  • [Em minha rápida passagem por diversas regiöes do Brasil]
    Devon, Marjorie
    In this article Marjorie Devon, the director of the Tamarind Institute in the United States, lists the Institute’s various exchange programs with Brazilian artists who work in the field of lithography. Cláudio Mubarac, Iran do Espírito Santo, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110709

  • [excertos de] Para nunca esquecer: negras memórias: memórias de negros
    Museu Histórico Nacional (Brazil)
    This text consists of excerpts from the catalogue for the exhibition Para nunca esquecer. Negras memórias/ Memórias de Negros, held at the Museu Histórico Nacional (in Rio de Janeiro in 2001). It includes scores of texts and poems by writers who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110530

  • [Fisuras en el arte moderno: Nuevas propuestas]
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    This text by Carmen María Jaramillo discusses the exhibition, Colombia, años 70: Revista al arte colombiano (2002), curated by artist John Castles. Jaramillo presents the idea that some of the pioneering works of contemporary art in Colombia must [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864528

  • [Fue durante los tres últimos Festivales de Arte,...]
    Uribe de Urdinola, Maritza
    In this text, Maritza Uribe de Urdinola, director of the Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, in Cali, presents the II Bienal Americana de Artes Gráficas of Cali. She states that it was due to the Cali Festivales de Arte that the graphic arts took [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860626

  • [La presente muestra de grabados...]
    Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto
    In this text written on the occasion of the exhibition L’Avant-Garde held at the Galería Colibrí (1965), Puerto Rican critic Ernesto Ruiz de la Mata discusses what he considers an interesting show of avant-garde prints by artists from different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863328

  • [Le ruego a usted el texto siguiente ya que la Presidenta de Ateneo Puertorriqueño,...]
    Homar, Lorenzo
    Lorenzo Homar believes that the jury of the Ateneo Puertorriqueño’s art competition—Ketty Rodríguez Benítez, Harold Lasky, and Osiris Delgado—acted irresponsibly in rejecting four of the eight prints presented. One of the rejected works was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861652

  • [Letter, s.l] 1968 Marzo 16 [to] Ricardo Alegría
    Homar, Lorenzo
    This is the fourth account sent by Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar during his year-long sabbatical in Europe. In it, he tells Ricardo Alegría, director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), about the tapestries he saw at the Musée [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823894

  • [Letter] 1960 March 28, México [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Beltrán, Alberto
    Mexican artist Alberto Beltrán requests authorization from Lorenzo Homar to send his series of Puerto Rican prints to an exhibition in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). He mentions that the president of the Taller de Gráfica Popular ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861827

  • [Letter] 1954, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Presidenta del Ateneo y a los miembros del Jurado de selección
    Homar, Lorenzo
    Lorenzo Homar believes that the jury of the Ateneo Puertorriqueño’s art competition—Ketty Rodríguez Benítez, Harold Lasky, and Osiris Delgado—acted irresponsibly in rejecting four of the eight prints presented. One of the rejected works was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861903

  • [Letter] 1955 November 1, Madrid, Spain [to] Casimiro Eiger
    Tejada, Lucy, 1920-
    This is a letter written by Lucy Tejada to Casimiro Eiger in November 1955. It was mailed from Madrid to the art critic, who had lived in Bogotá since 1943. It includes details and instructions concerning preparations for the exhibition of Tejada’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133221

  • [Letter] 1968 Enero 31, Conflans Sainte Honorine, Francia [to] Ricardo Alegría, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
    Homar, Lorenzo
    This is the third report that Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar sent to Ricardo Alegría, executive director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), while he was on sabbatical in Europe. Homar provides an overview of everything he has seen [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823878

  • [Letter] 1971 December 15, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Conde, Carlos
    Carlos Conde III, who at the time in question was president of the board of directors of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [ICP, Puerto Rican Cultural Institute], answers several questions asked by the Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825694

  • [Letter] 1972 August 29, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    Pedro Alcántara tells Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar that he has obtained passage for Homar on September 18, 1972. He informs Homar that the short silkscreen course or workshop the Puerto Rican artist will be giving will run for ten days, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861457

  • [Letter] 1972 Febrero 25, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] periódico Claridad
    Homar, Lorenzo
    In this letter sent to the Puerto Rican Socialist Party’s newspaper Claridad, printmaker Lorenzo Homar replies to an article by Puerto Rican writer Edwin Reyes. Homar attacks the position taken by Reyes—and by “Santitos,” a character who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856447

  • [Letter] 1972 Febrero 27, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] el director de Claridad
    Homar, Lorenzo
    In this brief, cynical note, artist Lorenzo Homar informs the editor of the radical newspaper Claridad that he plans to suggest that the “Methadone Prize” at the III Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [3rd San Juan Biennial of Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856463

  • [Letter] 1972 October 27, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    In this set of three letters, Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara writes to Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar, shortly after Homar’s departure from Cali. He tells Homar that Juan Antonio Roda, the Spanish artist who has set up his studio in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861438

  • [Letter] 1973 Diciembre 24, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Ricardo Alegría
    Homar, Lorenzo
    The artist Lorenzo Homar writes to Ricardo Alegría, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs at the time, about the selection jury for the III Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano (1974) [Third San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861271

  • [Letter] 1973 Febrero, San Juan Puerto Rico [to] Leonilda González
    Martorell, Antonio, 1939-
    In this letter to Uruguayan artist Leonilda González—secretary general of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo (CGM)—multifaceted Puerto Rican creator Antonio Martorell conveys his interest in organizing a group show of the CGM in San Juan. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1193636

  • [Letter] 1973 March 12, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara informs his Puerto Rican colleague Lorenzo Homar that the Colombian company Carvajal y Compañía had committed to donating funds for the construction of a printmaking studio. Alcántara asks Homar to help him put [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823954

  • [Letter] 1975 Junio 28 [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Camacho, Paul, 1929-1989
    In this letter, Puerto Rican artist Paul Camacho conveys his personal opinion to printmaker Lorenzo Homar concerning an exhibition at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas [School of Visual Arts] at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [ICP, Puerto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856431

  • [Letter] 1976 July 14, Bogotá, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara tells Lorenzo Homar about his travels to the Soviet Union, Peru (Lima), and Cuba (Havana). He also informs Homar that everything will be set for the printmaking workshop that Homar will give at the Museo La Tertulia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861922

  • [Letter] 1976 May 10, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Director de El Nuevo Día
    Homar, Lorenzo
    Lorenzo Homar states that Puerto Rican artists were never informed that the IV Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [IV Latin American Print Biennial, San Juan] would be financed with funds from the American Revolution Bicentennial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861769

  • [Letter] 1977 Febrero 20, Cali [to] Lorenzo Homar.
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    In this letter to Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar, Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara discusses various problems that had arisen at the Museo La Tertulia in Cali after completion of the first graphic portfolio. Alcántara mentions that architect [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856383

  • [Letter] 1977 January 12, Miramar, Puerto Rico [to] Pedro Alcántara y Virginia Amaya
    Homar, Lorenzo
    This letter was written by the Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 12, 1977, to the Colombian artists Pedro Alcántara Herrán and Virginia Amaya Valdivieso. Homar begins his letter on a friendly note, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132080

  • [Letter] 1977 September 10, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara informs Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar that the studio at the Museo [La Tertulia] no longer exists, and therefore its collective, the Taller Gráfico [Graphic Workshop], is operating on the basis of “ongoing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823999

  • [Letter] 1978 April 8, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    This is a letter in which Colombian Pedro Alcántara informs Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar that the group working at the graphic workshop in Colombia places great emphasis on the planning, analysis, and theoretical study of the problems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824014

  • [Letter] 1987 September 2, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alvarado Morales, Manuel
    Manuel Alvarado Morales, at the time the dean of the humanities faculty at the University of Puerto Rico, writes to Lorenzo Homar to thank him for the poster created in celebration of the centenary of the Spanish writer Zenobia Camprubí Aymar. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863785

  • [Omar Rayo Ha creado un lenguaje...]
    Pizarro, Agueda, 1941-
    In this text, poet Águeda Pizarro—wife of Colombian artist Omar Rayo—analyzes her husband’s geometric production. She examines the visual vocabulary and aesthetic problems that Rayo formulated in his earlier work (specifically the themes of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863347

  • [Personal del taller...]
    Homar, Lorenzo
    In this list, Lorenzo Homar provides detailed information about the personnel and equipment he would require for his printing workshop. In some cases, he offers thorough descriptions of the specific work to be performed by each printer and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861571

  • [Tanto los pronósticos entonces inciertos,...]
    Marrozini, Luigi
    In this introduction to an exhibition of prints held to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the Galería Colibrí, Italian art dealer Luigi Marrozzini thanks the Puerto Rican public for the reception his gallery has received. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863271

  • [Um dos mais notáveis casos de auto-fidelidade e coerência]
    Araújo, Olívio Tavares de
    Olívio Tavares de Araújo introduces an exhibition of the work of Evandro Carlos Jardim, an artist he considers serious, upright, and aware of long-term standards in art. The writer notes that this was the first time the artist would be showing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111357

  • 13 años de actividad de Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    This printed, folded sheet of paper provides a chronological history of the CGM (Club de Grabado de Montevideo) that spans its first thirteen years of operation, from 1953 to 1966. It includes a report on the Club’s sources of inspiration in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1183571

  • 20 Hipótesis múltiples y estructuralmente diferenciadas para las obras gráficas de Pedro Alcántara
    Viggiani, Beatriz
    Art critic Beatriz Viggiani enumerates twenty important points in the work of Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara including his disregard for formalism in relation to his graphic work. What Alcántara is interested in—according to Viggiani—is form [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865275

  • A arte de gravar em madeira está assumindo o seu papel
    Leite, Barboza
    This brief text is about the art of woodcut printing and its traditional use in the genre of “cordel literature” (or string literature) in northeastern Brazil. The author, Barboza Leite, notes its increasing recognition as an artistic language. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110787

  • A arte do fantástico
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    The art critic José Geraldo Vieira reviews the history of Surrealism and mentions Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, and William Hogarth, among others. In the critic’s opinion, these artists created a “cosmogony of the absurd” centuries ahead [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111415

  • A gravura abstrata no Brasil
    Maurício, Jayme
    In this brief article, the critic Jayme Maurício outlines the history of the Atelier de Gravura em Metal, the workshop at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro). This involved a process that began in 1955 with the ambitious project [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110703

  • A gravura brasileira : os anos 60/70
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    The art critic Frederico Morais maintains that the print is “one of the last refuges of the visual arts” from the emergence of the new avant-gardes throughout the 1960s, in particular, Pop art. In this text, the print turns out to be the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110706

  • A gravura de Lótus Lobo
    Gusmão, Luciano, 1943-2003
    In this article, Luciano Gusmão writes at length about Lótus Lobo’s prints and her ideas for a “caipira” [rancher] style of aesthetic nationalism based on an approach that is very closely related to Pop Art. Her work presents a variety of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110482

  • A gravura de Samico
    Suassuna, Ariano
    Ariano Suassuna explains that traditional printmakers in northeastern Brazil took their inspiration from medieval Iberian stories and ballads, capturing a fantasy world in literary works and prints that teemed with action, enchantment, and deep- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111377

  • A gravura na Bahia
    Beginning at the end of the 1940s, writer Riolan Metzker Coutinho traces a history of wood engraving in the state of Bahia, which in his judgment, is a privileged endeavor in which engravers such as Oswaldo Goeldi, Poty Lazzarotto and Carl Hansen ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110849

  • A gravura no espelho
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    With this text, Tadeu Chiarelli presents a show of work by Cláudio Mubarac. He observes how metal engraving becomes a process of self-knowledge in the hands of an artist influenced—in Chiarelli’s view—by Evandro Carlos Jardim. Printmaking and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111250

  • A gravura paulista significa
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    In this text, Tadeu Chiarelli examines the meaning of printmaking in contemporary art. It adds nothing on a technical level, he argues, and—as the medium used for the reproduction of images in post-industrial society—it is brought into the sphere [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111251

  • A propósito de la Exposición de Isabel Villaseñor
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
     Carlos Mérida comments that in Mexico xylography [wood engraving] has become the prevalent artistic trend of the time. He describes some characteristics of this technique, such as the use of pure contrast between light and dark. On the other hand [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736784

  • Adrián Pujol y la fidelidad a la imagen
    Jiménez, Maritza, 1956-
    The journalist Maritza Jiménez interviews the Venezuelan printmaker and illustrator Adrián Pujol on the occasion of the latter’s exhibition at the Sala Ipostel (Caracas, 1981). During the conversation, they discuss Pujol’s conceptual and formal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157433

  • Aguariacuar : la partida
    Jiménez, Maritza, 1956-
    The journalist Maritza Jiménez reviews the presentation of a book-sculpture that includes prints by Lihie Talmor and poems by the Venezuelan writer Edda Armas. Jiménez describes how the book was conceived and created by Talmor with support from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155873

  • Al reencuentro de Pedro Ángel González a través de sus grabados
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    In this article Mara Comerlati reviews the exhibition of prints by the visual artist Pedro Ángel González (1901–81). The journalist describes the exhibition at the TAGA (Taller de Artistas Gráficos Asociados) as a reunion with González and his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164576