Topic Descriptor: engraving (printing process)×
  • [Em minha rápida passagem por diversas regiöes do Brasil]
    Devon, Marjorie
    1995
    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

  • [Indiscutivelmente, em nossas artes do desenho...]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1957
    Geraldo Ferraz’s text describes the different phases of Lívio Abramo’s engraving, starting with the work he produced in 1933 (based on drawings he created between 1926?27). The type of “Expressionism” out of which those works emerged was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110611

  • [Insere-se nossa primeira recordação de Livio Abramo num pequeno desenho...]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1972
    To the art critic Geraldo Ferraz, Lívio Abramo’s artwork departs from a drawing that then gradually begins to give way to “expressionist manipulations” etched on “bad” wood. Towards the end of the thirties, Abramo, who was a journalist, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110574

  • [No Brasil, nos primeiros salões nacionais de belas artes] - [excerto de texto]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1955
    With a brief historical sketch of wood engraving, “the most authentic medium within the visual languages,” the author establishes connections between expressionist art —such as the Brücke [Bridges], Blaue Reiter [Blue Rider], and Sturm [Storm [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110610

  • [Um dos mais notáveis casos de auto-fidelidade e coerência]
    Araújo, Olívio Tavares de
    1986
    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

  • A arte de gravar em madeira está assumindo o seu papel
    Leite, Barboza
    1986
    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
    1952
    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 busca de uma nova linguagem para a gravura
    1990
    In this interview with Brazilian printmaker Lívio Abramo, art historian Vera d’Horta insists that the artist’s life story is essential in interpreting his fine and graphic artwork. Abramo speaks of his formative years in São Paulo, and explains [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110571

  • A gravura abstrata no Brasil
    Maurício, Jayme
    1974
    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-
    1974
    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 Samico
    Suassuna, Ariano
    1997
    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
    Riolan
    1967
    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 na cooperativa
    1980
    This article, essentially the minutes of a meeting of the Cooperativa de Artistas Plásticos de São Paulo, was published in ABC Color, the organization’s newspaper. The article reports on the meeting of Cooperative members on July 2, 1980, at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110659

  • A gravura no espelho
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    1995
    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-
    1995
    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

  • Apresentação
    Souza, Alcídio Mafra de
    1990
    The introduction in the catalogue for Lívio Abramo’s retrospective, written by Alcídio Mafra de Souza, suggests certain connections between the Brazilian artist’s graphic works and the German Expressionism led by two groups: Die Brücke [The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110607

  • Apresentação
    Diatahy, Eduardo
    1984
    This text is the preface by Eduardo Menezes to the book Xilógrafos de Juazeiro, which addresses the use of woodcuts in northeastern Brazil, particularly in representations of the tension between dominant and subaltern cultures. The author briefly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110754

  • As gravuras de Poty
    Valladares, José
    1950
    In this text, José Valladares remarks on the show of prints by Brazilian artist Poty Lazzarotto held in the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, in 1950. Valladares sheds light on Lazzarotto’s professional training and the range of techniques [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110846

  • Atelier Piratininga
    Bonato, Ernesto
    1999
    This article is about the emergence of a group in São Paulo in 1993 that called itself the “Atelier Piratininga.” The members of the group were Ernesto Bonato, Armando Sobral, and Giorgia Volpe. In their early days they were mainly focused on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110715

  • Carlos Oswald
    OSWALD, Carlos; Moraes, José; Jardim, Evandro Carlos, 1935-
    2002
    A letter written in 1985 by José Moraes to Evandro Carlos Jardim is reproduced here. It recounts the brief history of the end of “etching lessons.” Moraes tells him about the correspondence he maintains with the artist Carlos Oswald who, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110712

  • Claudio Mubarac
    Scarinci, Carlos, 1932-
    1990
    According to Carlos Scarinci, the poetics of Cláudio Mubarac’s prints create a conflict between surface and depth; he refuses to treat paper as a simple support or to use it in an iconographic or formal way. Scarinci believes that the cut made to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111407

  • Clube de Gravura de Pôrto Alegre
    Miguel, Salim
    1956
    This article reports on the activities of the Clube de Gravura de Porto Alegre (CGPA) founded in 1950 by artist Carlos Scliar, who served as its president. The club was considered a model organization. It gained “notoriety throughout Brazil and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110335

  • Clubes de Gravura do RS : influências no país e permanência no Sul
    Spinelli, Teniza
    2001
    In this introductory article, the curator and journalist Teniza Spinelli outlines the genealogy of print clubs in Brazil, beginning with the Grupo de Bagé (1948), and moving on to the Clube de Gravura de Porto Alegre (1950), which was the model for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110704

  • Darel : seus mitos
    Moraes, Vinícius de
    1967
    In this critique ---which has a biographical tenor--- of the work of engraver Darel Valença Lins, poet and diplomat Vinicius de Moraes juxtaposes Darel’s origins with those of writer José Lins do Rego.  Although both were raised near sugar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111191

  • Depoimento
    Abramo, Livio
    1984
    The artist Lívio Abramo launches into his essay with some reminiscences about the time he spent with the journalist and writer Geraldo Ferraz when they both worked at the Diário da Noite, and about the illustrations he produced for Pelo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110573

  • Die deutsche Graphik der Gegenwart = A gravura alemã contemporanea
    Kuhn, Alfredo
    1930
    This text appears in the bilingual catalogue (Portuguese/ German) for the “Exposição Alemã de Livros e Artes Gráficas na América do Sul” exhibition, held in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and organized by gallerist Theodor Heuberger. The show [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782992

  • Dudi Maia Rosa : nos limites da pintura
    Amarante, Leonor
    1998
    Journalist Leonor Amarante wrote this article on the artistic career of Dudi Maia Rosa on the occasion of a group show in Germany, the first one in which the artist participated (1988), at the age of forty. Amarante places emphasis on the “balance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111438

  • Engenho e arte : a fala dos gravadores
    Carvalho, Gilmar de
    1998
    “Engenho e Arte. A Fala dos Gravadores” [Ingenuity and Art: The Speech of the Engravers] is one of seven chapters of a book by Gilmar de Carvalho entitled Madeira Matriz, a subject he developed in a doctoral thesis done at Pontifícia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110758

  • Entrevista com Carlos Scliar
    Malheiros, Eglê; Scliar, Carlos
    1954
    Carlos Scliar, a printmaker from the state of Rio Grande del Sur, gave this interview on the occasion of the Exposição de Gravuras Brasileiras, an exhibition held in the state of Santa Catarina, which borders on Rio Grande del Sur. The focus of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110337

  • Entrevista com Iberê Camargo
    Martins, Carlos; Martins, Marcos André; Camargo, Iberê
    1990
    In this review, Iberê Camargo affirms that his painting never ceased to be “figurative,” and that it was governed by reality (either of movement or of gesture). Regarding engraving, the artist underscores the resistance that the materials used [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110420

  • Escultura moderna no Brasil
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    1961
    In this text, professor, art historian, and critic Quirino Campofiorito offers an overview of Brazilian sculpture from the 1930s through the 1960s. In passing, he comments on the modernization process undertaken by Brazilian art, generally in open [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111370

  • Exposição de gravuras brasileiras
    Miguel, Salim
    1954
    This text by Salim Miguel is a review of the Exposição de Gravuras Brasileiras held at the Salón of the Lux-Hotel in Florianópolis in the state of Santa Catarina from October 24 to 31, 1954. The show featured seventy-four works produced at Clubes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110338

  • Goeldi
    Machado, Aníbal, 1894-1964
    1955
    Aníbal Machado writes about the printmaker Oswaldo Goeldi, noting his “moral profile,” his “impetuous temperament,” his humble, melancholy nature, and his “artistic solitude.” Machado describes Goeldi’s childhood in Belém (in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111403

  • Gravura hoje, aqui
    Silveira, Regina, 1939
    1981
    This text summarizes artist Regina Silveira’s position in a debate held at the Galeria São Paulo in December 1981 on the state of printmaking in Brazil in the early eighties. Early on, Silveira asserts that in her view, the idea that printmaking [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111416

  • Gravura: depoimento de Lygia Pape
    Pape, Lygia
    1959
    In this article Lygia Pape discusses her work with woodcut blocks, and explains that prints produced using this technique must reflect their essentially graphic nature. She acknowledges her guiding principles, such as a respect for the texture of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090306

  • Gravuras
    Abramo, Livio
    1942
    The eleventh issue of Clima magazine features fourteen prints produced by Lívio Abramo between 1935 and 1942. The most outstanding of these works, Cabeça, Espanha, Bombardeio, and Raide heróico, are clearly based on both the Spanish Civil War [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780980

  • Hansen Bahia : 49-69
    Kothe, Peter; Becker, Heinz; Barata, Mário
    This is the leaflet produced for the exhibition of works by the German printmaker Hansen-Bahia that was shown in the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and Porto Alegre. In addition to reproductions of the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110878

  • Henrique Oswald
    Rocha, Wilson, 1921-
    1966
    This text by Wilson Rocha discusses the retrospective of printmaker Henrique Oswald that took place in the context of the Primeira Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas held in the city of Salvador, state of Bahia, in 1966 and 1967. Rocha considers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110851

  • Homenagem a Lívio Abramo
    Ostrower, Fayga, 1920-2001
    1990
    In this nuanced essay, the artist Fayga Ostrower writes about the theoretical aspects of the prints produced by Lívio Abramo, the Brazilian engraver, especially with regard to the representation of psychological and biographical themes. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110605

  • Iberê Camargo : o poder do gesto
    1972
    This interview with Iberê Camargo published by Cultura magazine in 1972 is preceded by an introduction to the artist that includes biographical and professional information. They record his studies at the Escola de Artes e Ofícios at the Santa [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110416

  • Identidades da gravura
    Fabris, Annateresa
    1995
    Annateresa Fabris questions the status of the image in contemporary art in the context of the exhibition Gravura Paulista. Fabris begins the text by referring to film, which she considers the vision of those who cannot forge a relationship with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111258

  • Lívio Abramo
    Horta, Arnaldo Pedroso d', 1914-1973
    1972
    Starting his essay focused on drawing in the work of Lívio Abramo, Arnaldo Pedroso d’Horta deems this skill fundamental to the visual arts. In the writer’s opinion, Abramo’s daily drawings (reportorial, rather than personal) incorporate his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110572

  • Livio Abramo : forty years of engraving and drawings
    Neistein, José
    1974
    In this text, José Neistein presents artist Lívio Abramo as a virtuoso of wood engraving within the context of Brazilian art. Characterized with refinement and precision, in the author’s judgment, his work diverged from Expressionism in order to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110608

  • Livio Abramo e a macumba fluminense
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1955
    In order to emphasize the differences between the art life of the Brazilian printmakers Oswaldo Goeldi and that of Lívio Abramo, the writer focuses on Abramo. For Goeldi, time well spent took place on the beaches of South Rio (a tourist area) such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110609

  • Lívio Abramo, um depoimento: a integridade e a ética de Lívio Abramo: exemplo aos jovens
    Abramo, Livio
    1989
    In 1989, the Boletin no 1, published by the Museu da Gravura de Curitiba (sponsored by the Fundação Cultural de Curitiba), included this speech, entitled “O Pioneirismo da Gravura,” which the Brazilian printmaker Lí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110606

  • Madeira, pedra e metal: os gravadores
    Neistein, José
    1981
    This chapter by José Neistein examines the engraving of Lívio Abramo (1903?93), as seen in Brazil in the context of the work by other engravers such as Oswaldo Goeldi and Lasar Segall. Neistein identifies them as the pioneers of Brazilian engraving [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110575

  • Memórias e contos de J. Borges
    Borges, J. (José), 1935-
    2002
    This document is an anthology of poetry from the region of Bezerros, in the state of Pernambuco, which includes about 50 poems and stories from the genre known as “literatura de cordel” (string literature). This form of literature consists of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110707

  • Mostra de arte social
    Machado, Aníbal, 1894-1964
    1935
    This is a speech given by writer Aníbal Machado at the close of the Exposição de Arte Social, which he jointly organized with poet Álvaro Moreyra and artist Tomás Santa Rosa at the Clube de Cultura Moderna in Rio de Janeiro in 1935. Machado [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783982

  • Notas sôbre a xilogravura popular brasileira
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    1970
    In this essay the art critic Roberto Pontual discusses xylography, or woodcut printing, describing it as “basic creativity,” a term he considers more appropriate than “folk art.” He notes the lack of studies on the subject and mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111031

  • O caminho das pedras
    Câmara Filho, João, 1944-
    1988
    This article by the artist João Câmara Filho celebrates the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Oficina Guaianases de Gravura, the print shop in Olinda, Pernambuco. The author describes the origins and activities of the nonprofit organization [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110677