Topic Descriptor: figurative art×
  • ¿es la pintura moderna respecto de la clásica, culminación o retroceso?
    Miró Quesada Cantuarias, Francisco, 1918-
    In response to the question in the survey published by the Lima newspaper El Comercio as to whether “modern” painting is an improvement on “classical” painting or a step back, the various respondents agreed that different styles from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137431

  • ¿Está aún vigente la pintura figurativa?
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1961
    Juan Acha examines the rationale advanced by those who, in line with the “new pictorial awareness” of the middle of the century, see greater relevance in abstract painting than in the outdated values of the figurative ideal. The main idea [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097217

  • ¿Realismo es decadencia? ¿Abstraccionismo es solo incapacidad?... y el público...¿Qué prefiere?: Tres destacados pintores y un crítico plantean una polémica / Una encuesta de Jorge Moreno Clavijo para "Lecturas dominicales"
    Moreno Clavijo, Jorge, 1921-
    1962
    This article published in the “Lecturas Dominicales” or Sunday Readings section of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (April 1962) evidences the polemic surrounding abstract and figurative art in Colombia at the time. In the introduction to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087938

  • ¿Realismo o abstraccionismo? : el problema de los espacios plásticos
    Vidales Jaramillo, Luis, 1900-1990
    In this article, poet and critic Luis Vidales expresses his position on the debate surrounding abstract and figurative art, a polemic central to Colombian art at the time. First, Vidales argues that certain concepts have been poorly defined in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087631

  • (Hace dos años Bonome mostraba en la sala principal...)
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1961
    Antonio Berni introduces Rodrigo Bonome’s exhibition of landscape paintings at the Galería Velázquez in Buenos Aires (1961) with a formal discussion on order in composition, and on color [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775779

  • [Abstractos]
    Degand, León
    1949
    Léon Degand, the French art critic, delivers a lengthy review of figurative painting in order to explain that abstract art is not the one that is constantly subordinating input from external sources to the demands of plastic expression, but rather [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743033

  • [Cuando un artista llega a tener cincuenta años, su estilo está generalmente marcado...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    Jorge Romero Brest, the art critic and director of the Centro de Artes Visuales [Center for the Visual Arts], writes about the style and attitude he sees in Antonio Berni’s work, discussing the changes that can be observed in the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779908

  • [El "Grupo Buenos Aires" que se presenta con esta muestra...]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1958
    Luis Felipe Noé begins with the notion that the artistic milieu in which he operates is still in formation, just as the artists of the Grupo Buenos Aires come together through their relation with the societal background. In his judgment, art is just [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740608

  • [En esta exposición presento dos etapas]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1961
    Antonio Berni himself presents his works produced over a time span of three decades. Berni emphasizes that while he showed in the Sociedad Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art Society] his surrealistic production in 1932, there are many that do not know [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765359

  • [En la obra de Luis Centurión...]
    García Martínez, José A.
    1960
    José Alberto García-Martínez presents Luis Centurion’s exhibition, highlighting the importance of his portraits. He also points out the synthesis of the form brought about through his drawing. Huge chromatic planes with which he expresses the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763163

  • [La aventura de Berni]
    Gassiot-Talabot, Gérald
    Gérald Gassiot-Talabot writes about discovering Antonio Berni’s work at the Venice Biennial, and describes the Ramona Montiel series. He speaks poetically about the artist’s Monsters, discussing the allegorical aspect of Berni’s production, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779935

  • [La difusión actual del surrealismo...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1967
    The critic considers that the relevance of Surrealism lies in the fact that it is not an artistic but an ideological movement; it is in art where it finds itself justified. Pellegrini analyzes, among others, several aspects such as humor, desire, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745141

  • [Nelson Blanco y Carlos Pacheco, ganadores ambos del Premio Braque...]
    Yurkiévich, Saúl, 1931-
    1965
    Poet and essayist Saúl Yurkiévich identifies Nelson Blanco and Carlos Pacheco as two figurative artists who react against Informalism, although he tracks the influence of chromatic geometry in both. For Yurkievich, the dynamics of new painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762759

  • [Ninguna de las artes...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1969
    The critic highlights the fact that—in Roberto Aizenberg’s work—a process of purification was set into motion by three essential elements: space, light, and architecture. Pellegrini points out that technical perfection and impeccable detailing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744959

  • [Para quienes conozcan la obra de Jean Dubuffet la pintura de Benedit plantea...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1961
    Rafael Squirru introduces Luis Benedit’s exhibition (Galería Lirolay, Buenos Aires, June 1961), noting the similarity between his work and the paintings of the Frenchman, Jean Dubuffet, though it is only as a source of inspiration for his own [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764837

  • [Poco conocía yo los dibujos de Pereyra...]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1961
    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

  • [Se notaba la ausencia de Benedit en Buenos Aires...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    1964
    Hugo Parpagnoli introduces Luis Benedit’s exhibition at the Galería Lirolay (Buenos Aires, December, 1964). Parpagnoli describes Benedit’s work in terms of windows that open onto a bright, cheerful world. He claims that, although Benedit has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765323

  • [Una confrontación que dé idea de la situación en la que se encuentran...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1968
    This is the text of an introductory essay for an exhibition of both Figurative and Non-figurative art. In Aldo Pellegrini’s opinion, both alternatives have not only overcome their old enmity but now proclaim the vitality of painting to those who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744539

  • [Una confrontación que dé idea de la situación...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1968
    Aldo Pellegrini writes about the current situation of the debate between Abstraction and Figuration (1968) and presents it as something that has been overcome, while he also points out its avant-garde quality as a demonstration of the vitality of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769009

  • Abstração ou figuração ou realismo?
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1957
    In this newspaper article Mário Pedrosa challenges the definition of “Abstract art” provided by the French avant-garde theoretician and artist Michel Seuphor in his Dictionnaire de la peinture abstraite (Paris: Hazan, 1957). According to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085648

  • Ainda o Abstracionismo
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1949
    The critic and visual artist Waldemar Cordeiro defends the true language of the arts—the one that, in his opinion, is “real”—in which the visual elements present themselves (to themselves) as lines and colors, making not the slightest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085351

  • Antonio Berni
    Rozzisi, Miguel Angel
    1965
    Miguel Angel Rozzisi writes about Antonio Berni’s art as though it has overcome the decadence of the system. He maintains the existence of class warfare between the official culture and that of the people, with Berni as the representative for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785457

  • Antonio Berni incorpora el fotomontaje a sus diversificados mecanismos expresivos
    1974
    Antonio Berni states his position on hyperrealism; he mentions the work of his surrealist stage in order relate the mechanisms of creation for photomontage and the collages from his Juanito Laguna series [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785316

  • Antonio Rodríguez Luna : como jurado y como pintor no podía estar con su arte deshumanizado y servil
    Rodríguez Luna, Antonio
    1958
    Antonio Rodríguez Luna was invited to sit on the jury of the I Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado [First Inter-American Biennial of Paintings and Prints] a few days after the exhibition opened. He was picked as the arbiter who would cast the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758430

  • Apresentação
    Mendonça, Casimiro Xavier de
    1988
    In his presentation of the exhibition 63/66: Figura e Objeto, Casimiro Xavier de Mendonça asserts that the sixties witnessed an explosion of utopias and changes with the advent of a new generation of creators. Regarding the exhibition, he attempts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111423

  • Arte abstracto arte figurativo
    Westheim, Paul
    1957
    The art critic Paul Westheim believed that abstract art had always existed and that it had something to do with a poetic interpretation of the world. The artist’s job was therefore to channel art toward the spiritual, sensitive, and imaginative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768035

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    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
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé defines the landscapes that Horacio Butler exhibited at Galería Bonino as a rare example of artistic gravity and balance in Argentine painting. Butler's work resolves the problems of figuration in the visual arts through the initial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739799

  • Artes Plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    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
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé studies the Premio Palanza [Palanza Prize] submissions, opting for the work by Santiago Cogorno, given its existential abstraction. Standing out among his assessments are: the depletion of Luis Seoane’s painting in poster-making, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739841

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    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
    1956
    This document is a formal commentary in Plástica [Visual Arts] regarding the Joaquín Ezequiel Linares exhibition. Upon analyzing the suburban landscapes of Antonio Berni, Noé states that expressionist realism is the best outlet to social realism. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739885

  • Artes Plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    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
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé highlights the work of architect Clorindo Testa: his conception of movement in space as well as his existential affirmation.  On the other hand, he points out Gertrudis Chale’s preoccupation with the existence of man in the Andean [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739941

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé reports on an exhibition by three Italian artists at Galería Bonino. While noting Bruno Cassinari’s work, he finds the lithographs to have been influenced by Pablo Picasso; in his judgment, Cassinari’s work is static, albeit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739962

  • Artes Plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Commenting on the work of Argentine painter Juan Batlle Planas exhibited at Galatea, Noé praises the artist’s capacity for self-renewal after having completed a cycle of rigorous work in the realm of symbology. Noé also comments on the work of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739979

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé analyzes the work Novoa exhibited at Van Riel, beginning with its form, as planes contained within lines. He later asserts Novoa’s work is determined by two worlds: the natural world and the world of the gesticulating human being. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740019

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    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

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé considers Raúl Soldi a master who uses sensitive language as a veil over a distant world, a world that is not easily approached. Noé proposes a reading of Soldi’s career in three phases, all geared toward work that is essentially [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740057

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé comments on various shows in Buenos Aires, from which he highlights the work of Leónidas Gambartes, while also classifying the themes of his work: the earth and its mysteries; the image of woman as closer to both the earth and its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740072

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé delves into the work of Carlos Torrallardona as a search for geometry within reality. Also, Noé reviewed the exhibition by five artists at the Galería Peuser to establish the nexus between surrealism and abstraction, particularly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740099

  • Artes plásticas
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Luis Felipe Noé writes that the work of the Spanish artist Antonio Clavé tends to expand, leaving the frame in order to develop its vitality, thus making the history of art present. In Noé’s opinion, Clavé’s work is dominated by the concept [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761826

  • Artes plásticas : arte americano y arte europeo
    Brughetti, Romualdo
    1958
    Romualdo Brughetti writes about artists who abide by visible and formal American constants and others who are defined by a formalism that originated in modern Europe. The article is about a question that came to light during the Peruvian artist Julia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766513

  • Artes plásticas : tres pintores jóvenes
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1956
    Noé presents the work of three artists exhibited at Galería Bonino, while at the same time discussing abstraction theoretically: its limits and relation to the problem of figuration as well to concrete art. Noé points to the work of Jorge de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740001

  • Artistas del “Movimiento Espejo”
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1972
    Pellegrini’s introductory text in which he remarks that in contrast to the “dematerialization” of Conceptual art, the artists belonging to the Movimiento Espejo (Mirror Movement) propose the “materialization of the immaterial.” Starting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745064

  • Benedit
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1967
    Aldo Pellegrini presents Luis Benedit’s exhibition Benedit: Pinturas 1966–67 (Galería Rubbers, March–April, 1967), pointing out that this latest production mixes “the wonderful” with humor, achieving images that struggle against [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764932

  • Berni
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1974
    This text—included in the offprint “Elementos para una biografía” [Elements for a Biography] taken from the exhibition catalogue for Berni - Óleos y Collages [Berni: Oils and Collages]— points out the trajectory of Berni’s work through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744975

  • Berni : collages para el tercer mundo : de la mano de Juanito y Ramona
    1968
    This document is an interview with Antonio Berni in which he describes the relationship between the landscapes he painted in the 1950s and the collages of his Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel series. He also comments on some aspects of his engraving [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785377

  • Berni : la plena libertad
    1977
    In this interview, artist Antonio Berni explains his vision of North American culture, and contemporary art and techniques. He also speaks about his work in the print medium and his notion of realism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785417

  • Berni y el mundo de Ramona Montiel
    Zaldívar, Eduardo
    1963
    Eduardo Zaldívar writes about the Antonio Berni exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, where the artist presented his series of prints on Ramona Montiel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785440