Topic Descriptor: drawing (image-making)×
  • "Evaluar" o "calificar" en el contexto actual de la cultura venezolana
    Hernández, Abdel
    Abdel Hernández, the Cuban critic and writer, discusses the VII Bienal Nacional de Dibujo de Caracas (Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, 1994) which, in his opinion, was an event that promoted “fragmentation and disciplinarity” in art, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167669

  • "O que me interessa é essa coisa indefinidamente sugestiva..."
    Felix, Nelson; Resende, José; Pape, Lygia; Ramos, Nuno, 1960-; Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    Interview with artist Nelson Felix conducted by art critic Rodrigo Naves and three artists: Lygia Pape, José Resende and Nuno Ramos (São Paulo, May 24, 1997). Felix comments on his education as an architect; his love of music; his first drawings, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111433

  • [A arte decorativa, no Brasil]
    Carvalho, Ronald de, 1893-1935
    In this article, the writer Ronald de Carvalho questions the undeniable presence of foreign styles in the decorative art to be seen in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and suggests using ornamental motifs inspired by Brazilian flora and fauna and native [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785037

  • [Anita Malfatti é uma colorista...]
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    While researching feminine strokes in Anita Malfatti’s painting, Mário de Andrade discerns her impetuous nature, the masculine strength of her colors, and the tragic energy of her subjects, though he also glimpses hints of humor and sadness. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085102

  • [As obras expostas representam...]
    Castro, Willys de
    The visual artist Willys de Castro reviews the exhibition of drawings by his lifelong companion Hércules Barsotti at the Galeria de Arte das Folhas, in São Paulo. De Castro discusses Barsotti’s technique in great detail, including [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090866

  • [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

  • [En los últimos años se ha suscitado un gran interés por el dibujo...]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this text, Juan Calzadilla analyzes Luisa Richter’s work in drawing while also providing an overview of the drawing genre in the post-World War II era—a time when there was widespread interest in the graphic arts in general. Calzadilla [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161048

  • [La primera muestra individual de un artista...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    Rafael Squirru introduces Narcisa Hirsch’s exhibition (Galería Lirolay, August–September, n/d), and he acknowledges the dramatic quality of an artist’s first solo show. Squirru stresses that Hirsch’s education and professional attitude are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764950

  • [Lo llamábamos Ho Chi Min...]
    Monzón, Hugo
    Hugo Monzón welcomes León Ferrari to Buenos Aires on his return from exile. Monzón mentions the 1960s political art and Ferrari’s various forms of creative art making, describing his work by means of a concept: “module for repetition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744359

  • [Os desenhos de M. Carmen]
    Suassuna, Ariano
    The well-known writer Ariano Suassuna examines Maria Carmen’s drawings very carefully, and concludes that they are inspired by the occasionally “formless,” chaotic, and elementary nature of life forms. They remind the author of moss, anemones, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111376

  • [Poco conocía yo los dibujos de Pereyra...]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    Antonio Berni introduces the exhibition of drawings by Hugo Pereyra at the Galería Rubbers in Buenos Aires in June 1961. Berni puts on his literary hat to describe the quality of Pereyra’s work and the world it represents [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776933

  • [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

  • 20 Dibujos
    Balán, Américo Abrahám
    Américo Balán introduces Ester Pilone’s exhibition of drawings (Galería Rubbers, June 1961). Pilone works with tempera, and she exhibits a free, unrestrained technique. She smears her inked fingers across the paper, dragging small crumbs of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764897

  • A chegada da arte moderna ao Brasil
    Malfatti, Anita
    The painter Anita Malfatti describes her career in art and the various events that led up to the Semana de Arte Moderna [Modern Art Week] (1922). She discusses her time in Berlin and her training in the workshop of painters Fritz Burger and Lovis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784090

  • A forma da arquitetura e o desenho da mercadoria
    Ferro, Sérgio
    In this essay, the architect and visual artist Sérgio Ferro outlines the first part of his theory about the contradiction that exists between an architectural drawing and a jobsite. Approaching the subject from a Marxist perspective, he discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111152

  • A invenção e a máquina
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    Aracy Amaral, the Brazilian art critic, discusses the formal qualities of León Ferrari’s work, referring to his inventive use of a machine as a means of reproduction. She can see how Ferrari’s production was affected by the urban environment of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744392

  • A propósito da Exposição Malfatti
    Monteiro Lobato
    The writer Monteiro Lobato serves up a conservative review of the Exposição de Pintura Moderna — Anita Malfatti in a heated attack on avant-garde art, describing the exhibition as being, in his opinion, the work of “people who see things [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784117

  • 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

  • An interview with Ivan Petrovszky by members of the Research Department, Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas
    The Research Department, Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas
    In March 1983, members of the Research Department of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas interviewed the painter Ivan Petrovszky about his exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC (that same year). By way of introduction, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167813

  • Apresentação : desenhos esculturas prismas e retângulos
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari writes a poetic text in which he describes his working method, beginning from making a line on paper through its conceptual development in space [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744240

  • Aproximación a un dibujo escrito
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this essay, the artist and critic Juan Calzadilla reviews his own creative process and his work. He explains the connection between drawing and writing in his work, referring to drawing as a form of “visual writing” consisting of “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161491

  • Arte Mexicano
    Henríquez Ureña, Pedro, 1884-1946
    This text chronologically summarizes the conception, development and implementation of Best’s drafting method that culminated in a publication of it. The publication places it within the context of American ideas, celebrating its good judgment to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825923

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé states that the work of Luis Seoane is the search for the natural aspect of what is substantial. The drawings of Ramón Gómez Cornet, on the other hand, are paintings without color. Noé also critiques various exhibitions, providing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739775

  • Artes Plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé states that the modest work of Primaldo Mónaco is the proper preservation of childlike grace. In another part of his article, he comments on the work of Chilean sculptor Lorenzo Domínguez who exhibited his illustrations of Don [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739818

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé reviews several exhibitions in which precise and formal analyses of diverse languages (from painting, to drawing to sculpture and engraving) are carried out. Highlighted here is the one written on the Spanish painter Joan Navarro-Ram [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739866

  • Artes Plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé  analyzes the formal characteristics of the work of three Brazilian artists exhibited at Galería Pizarro in Buenos Aires.  He comments on the latest exhibitions, from which the northern landscapes of Horacio March and the work of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739919

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé briefly critiques various exhibitions. Noé states that the pastel artist Mario Darío Grande borders on abstraction as he merges figure with nature; additionally that the engravings of sculptor Alfredo Bigatti place the figure in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740036

  • Autonomous doodles, verbal scrawls and erasures on drawing in South America
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    In this text, art critic Paulo Herkenhoff identifies and describes some of the characteristics of drawing as an autonomous form of expression in contemporary art from South America. He formulates ten categories in relation to the production in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111410

  • Balmes: dos tierras
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    In this article, Gaspar Galaz rates José Balmes as one of the most important painters in the Chilean art world. The writer notes the international influence Balmes brings to his local perspective and concentrates his attention on the paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735080

  • Barboza entre dos plazas
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this review, Roberto Guevara discusses the exhibition Más duquesas y majas de la calle Carabobo, pinturas, dibujos, collages y acuarelas de Diego Barboza (Caracas: Galería Félix, 1987). Guevara explains that Barboza has returned to painting and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154348

  • Carmela, projeto para novo céu
    Almeida, Miguel de
    The journalist Miguel de Almeida interviews the Brazilian artist Carmela Gross in regards to her drawings series titled Projeto para a construção de um céu. The artist explains that her purpose is to discuss the meaning of the work in relation to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110663

  • Considerações sôbre o desenho
    Carvalho, Flávio de
    In this essay, Flávio de Carvalho discusses the role that drawing has played in art, and its importance in establishing a contrast between composition and movement. The artist from São Paulo claims that the thickness of a line is to drawing what [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110882

  • Darel : seus mitos
    Moraes, Vinícius de
    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

  • Darío el Dibujante
    Suro, Federico
    Federico Suro—a journalist and former diplomat who is the son of the artist, Darío Suro—wrote this essay. Anecdotal in tone, this article offers many insights into the artist’s almost obsessive approach to drawing, which he called the “life- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822016

  • Del origen y peculiaridades del arte popular mexicano
    Best-Maugard, Adolfo
    This text explains the theoretical basis for Best Maugard’s drafting method prior to the development of his manual explained in the following section. The theory is based on a platonic and universal perspective of art that expresses universal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825928

  • Desenho e emancipação
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-
    Professor Flávio Motta points out the connection (in Portuguese) between the words desenho (drawing) and desígnio [design], thereby proposing the re-establishment of a humanistic culture in which man directly influences the course of his life. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111178

  • Desenhos Fernando Lemos
    Lemos, Fernando
    This document is the flyer for the solo exhibition of drawings by Fernando Lemos, held at the MAM-SP (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo) in August 1956. It includes this article, in which the artist discusses drawing and its role in art, as well as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110826

  • Do desenho
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    In this text, originally published in 1943 in a portfolio of drawings and prints entitled Mangue, by Lasar Segall, Mário de Andrade defines the drawing in its calligraphic, lyrical and “extra-visual” properties, coming to consider it as “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111411

  • Dónde está Guayasamín? : una opinión polémica
    Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro
    In this essay about the exhibition of paintings by the Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Alejandro Otero discusses the question of influences in art and originality. Following a detailed analysis of many [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850492

  • El XVIII salón de arte venezolano
    This anonymous text provides a detailed review of the rooms and halls of the Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas) containing the works of the XVIII Salón Oficial de Arte Venezolano (1957). The works, according to the author, were grouped in the space by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161294

  • Entrevista com o artista: a dimensão da fala = Interview with the artist: the dimension of speech
    Lagnado, Lisette, 1961-
    The curator Lisette Lagnado interviews the artist José Leonilson, and mentions a long list of artistic references concerning his activity in Brazil. These include Antonio Dias, the most productive influence on his development as an artist; the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110767

  • Exposição V. Rego Monteiro
    Monteiro Lobato
    The writer Monteiro Lobato reports that the exhibition of watercolors by Vicente do Rego Monteiro was well-received because it consisted of drawings rather oil paintings. He is hard-pressed to describe the genre that the artist from Pernambuco works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085207

  • Ferrari e sua arte cheia de variantes
    The (anonymous) critic offers a formal assessment of León Ferrari’s work, pointing out the artist’s interest in the public’s reception and in creative freedom. The writer also refers to the search for an unfinished object and to the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743845

  • Flashartes de León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    This is a written testimony in poetic prose by the Argentinean artist León Ferrari, in which he describes the first of a series of calligraphic works that may be seen either as texts or drawings. He mentions the countless number of copies, tying [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111207

  • García Lorca espera en la Cámara de Diputados
    Hernández Rosselot
    The (anonymous) critic offers a formal assessment of León Ferrari’s work, mentioning the fact that Ferrari is an engineer. The writer also mentions that the Spanish Republicans living in Buenos Aires had commissioned a sculpture for Federico Garc [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743832

  • Horizontes circulares
    Duque, Luis Ángel
    The curator Luis Ángel Duque offers a critical review of the artistic career of Jorge Pizzani during the 1980s. The text covers a period of successive expressive transitions by Pizzani: from drawing to painting, from paper to canvas, and from color [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161668

  • II Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    The critic Juan Calzadilla discusses the status of the system governing Venezuelan art biennials and salons in 1984, on the occasion of the II Bienal Nacional de Dibujo y Grabado at the Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero in Caracas. Calzadilla [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1166167

  • Johanna Calle
    Garzón, Diego, 1974-
    In this interview of Johanna Calle, the Colombian journalist Diego Garzón emphasizes the relationship between the artist’s work and the sociopolitical problems of the world in which she lives. It also explores the paths through which she has made [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093240

  • La función social del arte
    Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
    In his introduction to Método de Dibujo [Drafting Method], José Juan Tablada identifies it as a weapon in the struggle to establish harmony and democracy amid the chaos and authoritarianism in the artistic milieu. He states that the process at work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825932

  • Lápis e pincéis
    Chabloz, Jean-Pierre, 1910-1984
    Jean-Pierre Chabloz relates his experience in the state of Ceará (Northeast Brazil), a memory he closely links to his pencil and brush. He owes his encounters with artists in the region to drawing, and he believes the work he created then was the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110778