Topic Descriptor: Colombian×
  • Art and Media-tion : Reflections on Violence and Representation
    Villaveces Izquierdo, Santiago
    The introduction to this interview with Colombian artist Doris Salcedo by Santiago Villaveces provides a brief overview of the socio-political and economic situation in Colombia in the early nineties. The interview presents Salcedo in relation to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134483

  • Arte religioso para Semana Santa : la vida maravillosa de María Villa
    Melo, Jorge Orlando
    This article provides an account of the life of painter María Villa. The daughter of a peasant woman, Villa moved to Medellín where she worked as a domestic servant and as a salesperson in a shop. Later, she managed a boardinghouse and local stores [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129394

  • Artes plásticas contemporáneas
    Traba, Marta
    In June 1960, the exhibition, 3000 años de arte colombiano [3000 Years of Colombian Art], was held in Miami and Washington. The journal Lámpara [Lamp] (Bogotá, published 1952–85) printed a supplement with writings by the curators who performed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855114

  • Barranquilla : Cali : Medellín
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    In this catalogue in booklet format from the exhibition Barranquilla, Cali, Medellín (1974), Eduardo Serrano asserts that the idea of the province has ceased to be relevant to the visual arts. He attributes this partly to the rise of the mass media [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088156

  • Beatriz González : la cursilería como arte
    Traba, Marta
    In this newspaper article, Marta Traba asserts that Beatriz González’s art epitomizes the Colombian avant-garde. It describes the difficulty of introducing González’s oeuvre at the XI Bienal de São Paulo, and states [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343013

  • Beatriz González : la historia extensa de Colombia = Beatriz González : the extended history of Colombia
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    This article is structured around the curatorial criteria employed by Carolina Ponce de León— curator of Colombian artist Beatriz González’s first solo exhibition in New York—specifically the way she divides González’s work from 1965 to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079435

  • Beatríz González : pintora colombiana, nacida en Bucaramanga en...
    Chacón, Katherine
    In Venezuela, curator Katherine Chacón reviews the work of Colombian artist Beatriz González, particularly in reference to her re-creation of artistic masterpieces, in painting, drawing, and objects, since 1962. To do so she establishes connections [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161112

  • Beatriz González : Reportaje con Ana María Cano
    Cano, Ana María; González, Beatriz, 1938-
    ICAA Record ID: 1343076

  • Beatriz González in situ
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    This article provides a chronological and critical review of the work of Beatriz González from the early 1960s through the end of the 1980s. In the introduction, Carolina Ponce de León discusses the artist’s personality and her origins in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088587

  • Bellas Artes
    Manrique Convers, Pedro Carlos
    After discussing the artistic development of Colombian painter Epifanio Garay, and mentioning his time at the Académie Julian in Paris and his interest in and knowledge of the works in the Louvre, the author turns to Garay’s portraits. Manrique [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094076

  • Biogenesis
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    The text “‘Biogenesis’ (…)” by critic Carolina Ponce de León was featured in the catalogue to the exhibition BIO*. *As in ‘Biography’, ‘Biology’, ‘Biogenesis,’ held at the Colombian Center in New York (1996). In it, Ponce de Le [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134758

  • Botero/Colombia en Washington
    Traba, Marta
    In this review, the Argentine art critic Marta Traba discusses the exhibition of works by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. Traba describes the exhibition as a fitting tribute to the artist who “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804888

  • Capítulo tercero : 1948-1950. Nueva York : los Nuevos Materiales
    Carbonell, Galaor, 1938-
    “Los nuevos materiales” is the third chapter in a long book by Galaor Carbonell entitled Negret. Las etapas creativas. The book is one of the most thorough and sound studies of the life and work of Colombian sculptor Édgar Negret. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130346

  • Cardoso : entre lo refinado y lo siniestro
    Gil Marín, Francisco Javier, 1955-
    The title, “Cardoso: entre lo refinado y lo siniestro” [Cardoso: Between the Refined and the Sinister] reflects the point of view of Javier Gil, a Colombian critic, on the work of his interviewee, María Fernanda Cardoso, a young artist who won [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858335

  • Carlos Basualdo in conversation with Doris Salcedo
    Basualdo, Carlos, 1964-
    In this interview, artist Doris Salcedo and critic Carlos Basualdo—who is from Rosario, Argentina—analyze Salcedo’s career from her student days in Colombia in the late 1970s to the present—the late 1990s—when she had gained considerable [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081278

  • Carlos Correa, pintor de la vida
    Uribe Piedrahita, Cesar
    Scientist and humanist César Uribe Piedrahita delivered this speech at the opening of the 1938 exhibition of painter Carlos Correa held at the Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros [Colombian Society of Engineers] in Bogotá. Uribe Piedrahita described [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098176

  • Carolina Cárdenas
    Trujillo Magnenat, Sergio, 1911-
    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: 1100948

  • Carrera del artista
    Díaz Vargas, Miguel, 1886-1956
    This obituary of Pedro Alcántara Quijano Montero was written by his friend and colleague at the Escuela de Bellas Artes of Bogotá, Miguel Díaz Vargas. The text highlights the romanticism, ornate style, and meticulousness of Alcántara Quijano [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083744

  • Carta abierta a Gonzalo Ariza
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this letter to Gonzalo Ariza published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo, Austrian-born critic Walter Engel responds to statements by Ariza, a Colombian artist, published in the same newspaper a few days earlier. Engel asserts that the fact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134678

  • Cartel sobre la discreción de I. Gómez Jaramillo
    Owen, Gilberto, 1904-1952
    This document reproduces the introduction to Colombian painter Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo written by poet and critic Gilberto Owen on the occasion of Gómez Jaramillo’s first solo exhibition in Bogotá (1934). Owen’s text mentions the revelatory [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089690

  • Cecilia Porras : el triunfo de Arlequín
    Traba, Marta
    In this article, Marta Traba reviews the solo exhibition that Cecilia Porras presented at the El Callejón gallery in Bogota in November 1956. Traba is pleased to see progress and major improvements compared to the work the artist exhibited the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098290

  • Cecilia Porras : una revelación artística
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this text, the Austrian art critic based in Colombia, Walter Engel, discusses the exhibition by the painter, Cecilia Porras, at the gallery El Callejón in Bogotá (July 1955). Engel begins by remembering 1948 as an important year in terms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099021

  • Cerámica
    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: 1100932

  • Circulación y dimensiones públicas de las prácticas artísticas en Bogotá
    The curator, critic, researcher, and educator Jaime Cerón was  director of the Visual Arts Department of the Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo of Bogotá (the branch of the mayor’s office in charge of supervising art-related events) when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093401

  • Clasificación para los artistas de Medellín que exponen en el MAMM
    Jaramillo Agudelo, Darío, 1947-
    In this text, Colombian writer Darío Jaramillo Agudelo voices his assessment of works included in an exhibition held at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Medellín in 1983. In his view, these works represent a new form of academicism in Colombia, one [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100317

  • Color in Painting and Architecture
    Riley, Charles A., II
    Jaime Franco, who graduated with degrees in Engineering and Computer Science, went to Paris where he gradually started producing sculpture. His study of different types of surfaces later influenced his paintings that included juxtapositions of layers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150246

  • Columna de arena 11 : si no el salón, ¿qué?
    Roca, José Ignacio
    Published in Revista Post, this article brings together the reflections that curator José Ignacio Roca formulated in issue number eleven of “Columna de arena,” a biweekly forum for criticism of art and contemporary culture (http://www.universes- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102627

  • Como se hacen como se hace : una caricatura
    Bayona Posada, Nicolás, 1899- 1963
    Professor Nicolás Bayona Posada, who was also a journalist, interviews the caricaturist Ricardo Rendón, who states that “the essential element in a caricature is not the drawing; it is the model.” Rendón also says that to capture the spectacle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094188

  • Comunidad y continuidad : Doris Salcedo, nombrando la violencia
    Merewether, Charles
    In this article, critic and art historian Charles Merewether points out that works like those of Doris Salcedo have an ethical and social role to play in societies where violence is a daily event. In such societies, the pain of the victims and their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858415

  • Con la derecha : Humberto Junca
    Lozano, Ana María, 1964-
    “Con la derecha” [With the Right], an article included in the book Cu4rto Nivel arte contemporáneo [Fo4rth Level Contemporary Art] and written by the Colombian curator Ana María Lozano, is a very detailed review of the work by the same name [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099366

  • Conferencia Salcedo
    Salcedo, Doris, 1958-
    Doris Salcedo gave this lecture in 2003 at the National Museum in Colombia. She discusses three of the projects she presented in the1990s in Colombia, Holland, Turkey, and Germany: Atrabiliarios [Defiant] (2), Un acto de memoria [An Act of Memory], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088508

  • Conversación con Ramiro Gómez
    Barrios, Álvaro, 1945-
    On July 30, 1999, artist, critic, and curator Álvaro Barrios interviewed Ramiro Gómez about his participation in El Sindicato group. In the interview, Gómez discusses the exhibitions in which El Sindicato participated from the time of its creation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098159

  • Corte en el ojo : Miguel Ángel Rojas
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    This text is a criticism written by Natalia Gutiérrez of the work, Corte en el ojo [Cut in the Eye](2000), by Miguel Ángel Rojas. She develops it based on ideas of “place” and “no place,” as well as the paradox between them established by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099051

  • Crítica de una obra inmoral
    Murcia Riaño, Jorge, 1895-; Ospinosa, Eduardo, S. J.; García, Juan Crisóstomo, 1883-1967
    This text is a report submitted to the Archbishop of Bogotá in 1942. It was prepared by three priests sent to visit the III Salón Nacional de Artistas held at the Biblioteca Nacional in Bogotá and to report on the painting Anunciación [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087734

  • Cuaderno de notas
    Arango Pérez, Débora, 1907-; Londoño Vélez, Santiago
    This text consists of reproductions of some pages from a notebook where painter Débora Arango jotted down information and impressions during her stay in Spain in 1954 and 1955, as well as comments by Colombian curator and artist Santiago Londoño V [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097788

  • Cuestionamiento de Raquel Tibol al pintor secreto, Leonel Góngora, que conoció a Lesbos, quien es, según Baudelairre, Madre de los Latinos y Griegos Deleites
    Tibol, Raquel
    Raquel Tibol, an Argentinean critic and art historian who has lived in Mexico City since in 1953, and artist Leonel Góngora discuss work by Góngora considered erotic because it provides a sensual interpretation of reality. Tibol invites the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134403

  • Datos biográficos sobre Francisco Antonio Cano
    Uribe Ángel, Manuel, 1822-1904
    This biographical overview—the first one ever published in Antioquia on an artist from the region—begins by describing Colombian artist Francisco Antonio Cano’s humble background and difficult childhood. From a young age, Cano took an interest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094510

  • De cómo se expresa en arte el pueblo colombiano
    López de Mesa, Luis, 1884- 1967
    In “De cómo se expresa en arte el pueblo colombiano” [On How Colombians Express Themselves in Art] (1934), the Colombian intellectual Luis López de Mesa reviews the history of Colombian art during the colonial period. He describes this period [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089030

  • De la exposición Leudo, "La madre tierra"
    Pizano, Roberto, 1896- 1929
    In this article, the artist and cultural promoter Roberto Pizano writes about the solo exhibition of work by the Colombian artist Coriolano Leudo Obando in Bogotá. This was the first show in which Leudo had shown his painting. Pizano writes about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133477

  • 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

  • Debate al arte nacional : responden Luis Caballero y Álvaro Barrios
    López de Barcha, Beatriz
    In an interview for Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo, Colombian artists Álvaro Barrios and Luis Caballero discuss their expectations for the art scene in the new decade (the eighties). They address specifically the lack of art criticism in Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132837

  • Débora Arango, una discípula del Expresionismo : una artista colombiana
    This is an interview, complete with editorial comments, that was published in the newspaper El Heraldo de Antioquia on the occasion of the exhibition of works by the Colombian painter Débora Arango in Bogotá in 1940. Arango mentions the reactions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099456

  • Definitivo : no se hará el monumento de Negret : homenaje a Bolívar
    This document is Edgar Negret’s response to the press release from the Ministry of Public Works in which he set forth points related to the controversy generated about Abstract art in Colombia based on the monument to Bolívar, a sculpture the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099096

  • Dejar sin título
    Dueñas, Danilo, 1956-
    In this article Danilo Dueñas discusses the work of the Colombian artist Manuel Hernández in terms of its local context. Dueñas, who is also a Colombian artist, refers to the Argentine curator Carlos Basualdo’s definition of modernism and to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099261

  • Del Villar : la fiesta seria
    Traba, Marta
    The art critic Marta Traba wrote the introductory essay in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by the artist Hernando del Villar that opened at the Galería Belarca April 29, 1975. Traba describes the paintings as festive, decorative, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1105111

  • Desde España
    Pizano, Roberto, 1896- 1929
    In the opinion of the artist and art critic, Roberto Pizano, the trip undertaken by the artists, Ricardo Gómez Campuzano and Domingo Moreno Otero, to Spain was an opportunity to take advantage of the Spanish art culture. However, Pizano thinks they [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099006

  • 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

  • Diez preguntas de Marta Traba a Beatriz González
    Traba, Marta; González, Beatriz, 1938-
    In this interview, art critic Marta Traba poses ten questions to Colombian artist Beatriz González. Traba begins by inquiring about the ironic nature of González’s subjects and the kitschy character of the objects she produces. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343029

  • Dimensión metafórica: hubo pluralidad de lenguajes y estilos
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    With the support of José Hernán Aguilar, in 1989 Carolina Ponce de León published avant-garde reflections in a style suitable to the mass media in the cultural section of the newspaper El Tiempo. This text addresses the visual arts scene of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083064

  • Discurso pronunciado por Don Antonio Gómez Restrepo el día 19 del presente en el Círculo de Bellas Artes
    Gómez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869- 1947
    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: 1100980