Topic Descriptor: Venezuelan×
  • ¿Dónde están las nubes?
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1986
    In this essay, the critic Roberto Guevara discusses the Cuban-born Venezuelan painter Rolando Dorrego’s career and latest work. Guevara begins with a review of the art movement of the early 1970s (in which Dorrego was an active participant), which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165822

  • ¿Por qué una reflexión sobre el color?
    Cruz-Diez, Carlos
    1989
    In this essay, Carlos Cruz-Diez discusses the socio-cultural factors that condition perception of color—the reason for his interest in engaging in theoretical reflection on the topic. In his view, for the general public as well as for the artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857817

  • ¿Qué es un libro de edición especial?
    Meneses Imber, Adriana, 1959-
    1983
    In this article the journalist A. M. I. researches the field of special edition books. She interviews Luisa Palacios, the printmaker and director of TAGA (Taller de Artistas Gráficos Asociados) in Caracas, tracing the origins of this kind of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101428

  • ¿Quién sabiendo cantar no ha cantado la Rosa?
    Benko, Susana
    1982
    In this essay, which appeared in the catalogue for Veinte disecciones (Caracas: Museo de Bellas Artes, 1982), the exhibition of works by Roberto Obregón, the researcher Susana Benko reflects on cultural symbols, conventions, and codes and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080932

  • ¿Reinterpretación o Mímesis?
    Noriega, Simón
    1983
    There are five chapters in La Pintura de Héctor Poleo, Simón Noriega’s book about the Venezuelan artist. The one chosen here is chapter III, “El surrealismo de Poleo.” Section 4—“¿Reinterpretación o Mímesis?”—presents Poleo’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153792

  • ¿Se derrumba María Lionza?
    Rodríguez Cárdenas, Manuel, 1912-1991
    1973
    Cultural activist Manuel Rodríguez Cárdenas calls the attention of the public authorities of Venezuela to the visible deterioration of the monument created by Alejandro Colina in homage to María Lionza, the protector goddess of the forest, water, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155464

  • "Quiero que me vean con los ojos, no con los codos" : Eugenio Espinoza en la orla del arte
    Wisotzki, Rubén
    1992
    In this interview, the journalist Rubén Wisotzki asks Eugenio Espinoza about Orla, the exhibition presented at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber in Caracas, in 1993. The Venezuelan artist believes that the exhibition was a moment for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866278

  • [Aparte de ser el seudónimo sortario de Juan Vicente Hernández...]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1981
    Curator Juan Calzadilla begins his essay on the Venezuelan painter known as “Pájaro” [Juan Vicente Hernández] by pointing out the similarity between some, though not all, aspects of his work and orthodox Surrealism. Calzadilla comments on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163174

  • [Cuando hablo de la forma...]
    Varela, Víctor, 1927-2013
    1969
    In this essay, Venezuelan artist Víctor Valera discusses many of the concepts crucial to his work in sculpture. He describes, for instance, his conception of form as volume incorporated or projected into space. He mentions a number of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163126

  • [Cuando Lizardo regresó graduado de la Saint Martin's School of Arts de Londres...]
    Stein, Axel
    1991
    The curator Axel Stein introduces the exhibition of works by Luis Lizardo at the Centro de Arte Euroamericano (Caracas, 1991). In his essay Stein talks about the artist’s early days, when he was just getting started, interspersing his own formal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164679

  • [Cuando miro algo...]
    Nedo, 1926-2001
    1973
    In this brief prologue to the catalogue of his exhibition Nedo: Reversámbitos held at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas in 1973, Italian-born Venezuelan designer and artist Nedo [Mion Ferrario] describes his experience of space in terms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102237

  • [de aquellos "totemes contemporáneos"...]
    Briceño, Pedro
    1966
    In his text, Pedro Briceño describes how the work of another Venezuelan sculptor, Pedro Barreto, has evolved from his early work (“totems”) of tropical and chain-like forms, to his new work. The latter is characterized by a greater preoccupation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162647

  • [Dedico esta estrofa del poema Elevation de Les Fleurs du Mal...]
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    1979
    Researcher and historian Bélgica Rodríguez analyzes the work of Hugo Baptista in a biographical text with quotations made by the painter; beginning with the artist’s move to Caracas in 1951 so that he could enroll in Vicente Emilio Sojo’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169482

  • [El desarrollo de la obra pictórica de Susana Amundaraín...]
    Sierra, Eliseo
    1992
    The art critic and researcher Eliseo Sierra reviews a decade of the life and art of the Venezuelan painter Susana Amundaraín, from her beginnings in the 1980s through 1992. After reviewing the art world at the time she began to produce art, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163845

  • [El folleto "Los Disidentes" tiene por mision esencial dar testimonio ...]
    1950
    [This text is] the first issue of Los Disidentes (Paris, 1950) magazine, in which [the group] explains succinctly the “essential mission” of the eponymous magazine and the “immediate aim” which they are pursuing with this initial publication [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813779

  • [En 1995 Daina López comenzó un proyecto...]
    Fuenmayor, Jesús
    1997
    Analyzing the work of Venezuelan artist Diana López, critic Jesús Fuenmayor highlights the most salient features of her work from the beginning of the 1990s (when she began her artistic career) up to the moment that the exhibition he is reviewing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164014

  • [En los últimos años se ha suscitado un gran interés por el dibujo...]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1964
    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

  • [En usted, el espacio, Alí González retoma...]
    Fajardo-Hill, Cecilia
    2001
    The curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill introduces the exhibition Usted, el espacio by the Venezuelan visual artist Alí González, held at the Galería D’Museo in Caracas in 2001. In connection with that event, the curator discusses the artist’s recent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169533

  • [Encontré a Cruxent en 1964, en Paris...]
    Neumann, Hans
    1966
    In this essay, Hans Neumann discusses José María Cruxent’s kinetic work. He describes the experience of first seeing Cruxent’s “parakinetic” work and analyzes the way the artist turns light—whether natural or artificial—into an integral [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153684

  • [Hace medio siglo, en una heladería de Valencia...]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1985
    Critic Juan Calzadilla wrote this text on Venezuelan artist Braulio Salazar on the fiftieth anniversary of his first solo show. That exhibition, Calzadilla explains, took place at a moment when Salazar’s efforts as an artist and as an educator were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161987

  • [Hay ciertos rostros de la ciudad...]
    Pérez Perdomo, Francisco
    1963
    Francisco Pérez Perdomo wrote the prologue for Asfalto-Infierno, the book by Adriano González Léon (text) and Daniel González (photographs), published by El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68), the group to which these artists belonged. Pé [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060288

  • [Hoy, cuando analizo mi trabajo de los últimos tres años...]
    Espinoza, Eugenio, 1950-
    1988
    This preface was written by the artist for the catalogue of his own exhibition Eugenio Espinoza: 1985–1988 at the Galería Tito Salas in Caracas (1988). Here the artist writes an analytical review of the ideas that govern the art he has produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101730

  • [Jesús Rafael Soto ...]
    Popper, Frank, 1918-
    1968
    The theoretician Frank Popper analyzes the Kinetic aspects of the artwork of Jesús Soto, whom he identifies by his repetition of both visual and plastic elements in one object to obtain vibration. Popper also notes that this reading of what is known [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1073597

  • [La escultura - por no decir el arte de la estatua-...]
    Tapias, Anita
    1985
    This essay by the curator Ana Tapias is divided into two parts. In the first part Tapias rapidly reviews the history of sculpture in Venezuela, then describes what’s going on in the contemporary Abstract art scene. In the second part she discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162950

  • [La obra de Martha Cabrujas constituye la experiencia...]
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    1973
    describing her beginnings and her handling of the potter’s wheel and moves on to describe her turn toward modeling clay. He also mentions the short period in which she creates geometric work, to then return to “the material.” The critic reviews [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163685

  • [Las influencias favorables o negativas que los otros...]
    Vigas, Oswaldo
    1966
    In this essay Oswaldo Vigas discusses his early days as a painter in Venezuela in the 1940s, recalling the first time he was awarded a prize, and the art movements that influenced his work. He also mentions his travels, studies, and companions. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152501

  • [Letter] 1950 Marzo 31, Caracas [to] Alejandro Otero
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    1950
    In this letter, art critic Alfredo Boulton voices some dismay to his artist friend, Alejandro Otero. After having written generalizations on traditional western art and on the irruption of the abstract art movement, the critic adds a long postscript [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850312

  • [Letter] [1961 Noviembre 15, Caracas to Alejandro Otero]
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    2001
    In this letter, art critic Alfredo Boulton reveals to his friend, the artist Alejandro Otero, then in Paris, about his reservations with the new extra-pictorial [habitually not used] materials he had begun using after the Coloritmos series created by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850274

  • [Letter] 1950 Abril 8, París [to] Alfredo Boulton
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1950
    This letter by Alejandro Otero is in response to the letter (March 31, 1950) sent by his friend, the art critic Alfredo Boulton, where he complained about the group of artists calling themselves Los Disidentes. Specifically, Boulton was opposed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850293

  • [Los jóvenes pintores venezolanos que realizan su activa...]
    Liceo Fermín Toro (Caracas, Venezuela)
    1949
    The anonymous author of the prologue to this exhibition catalogue places emphasis on the need for the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) to prepare high school students—especially those enrolled in the Liceo Fermín Toro—to become a source of aesthetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101620

  • [Moros es un joven escultor residente en Aragua]
    Ortiz Bravo, Aquiles
    1985
    The promoter Aquiles Ortiz Bravo states that José Jesús Moros is trying to give his sculpture a transcendent meaning in keeping with the standards of the classical school. He adds that regarding the different visual elements, the Venezuelan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162759

  • [No me resulta fácil recordar...]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1980
    In this essay, Juan Calzadilla provides a chronological overview of the life and work of Venezuelan artist Maruja Rolando. He begins with her artistic training in the fifties, mentioning her most important teachers and influences, as well as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163637

  • [No se alcanza la espontaneidad creativa...]
    Silva, Carlos
    1988
    In this essay, the critic Carlos Silva provides a general description of Luisa Richter’s work. He mentions her main influences, in particular German post-Expressionism and the German maestros Hans Fähnle, H. Dähn, Rudolf Müller and, especially, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162103

  • [Oswaldo Vigas ha reunido esta cuidadosa retrospectiva que abarca treinta años de su trabajo]
    Traba, Marta
    1973
    In Marta Traba’s criticism of the Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas, she deems him one of the group of artists she calls “the remains” The critic uses that category to group Latin American artists who have remained faithful to their artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1106962

  • [Parsimoniosa, reflexiva, esta obra que no tiene más de tres años de diseñada...]
    1976
    This is Marta Traba’s critical review of the exhibition of silkscreen prints by Susy Iglicki at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. Traba discusses the Venezuelan artist’s use of space, color, planes, and volumes, while referring to her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1106934

  • [Pronto hará ocho años que Carlos Cruz-Diez...] = [Voici bientôt huit ans que Carlos Cruz-Diez]
    Clay, Jean
    1966
    In this essay, Jean Clay reviews Fisicromías, the series of works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, and analyzes them from various perspectives. Clay discusses the evolution of the artist’s techniques, examining them through a prism of aesthetic principles. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858602

  • [Siempre he creído que hacer arte...]
    Jiménez, Ariel
    1998
    Ariel Jiménez interviews the painter Patricia van Dalen, asking her about her training, her personal view of art and painting, and the various experiences that led her to develop her own particular visual art language. The Venezuelan artist talks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165805

  • [Una de las primeras cosas que sorprenden al contemplar...]
    Salvador, José María
    1984
    In this essay, the historian José María Salvador identifies the salient features of Carlos Medina’s work—such as his use of basic geometric elements and the material importance of stone—which provide the Venezuelan sculptor with a range of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167877

  • [Una exposición de obras de Jacobo Borges…]
    Erminy, Perán
    1971
    The critic and historian Perán Erminy evaluates the work presented by the painter Jacobo Borges at the exhibition Jacobo Borges. Dibujos recientes,hosted by the ¡Viva México! gallery in Caracas. Erminy claims that the Venezuelan artist’s goal is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060424

  • [Una sorprendente revelación en la plástica nacional...]
    Erminy, Perán
    1957
    Through his criticism, Perán Erminy defines the work of the Venezuelan visual artist shown in Alberto Brandt: Exposición de pinturas (Centro Profesional del Este, Caracas, 1957). In this text, Erminy postulates that this work is a definitive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160218

  • 11 Tipos : arte en Venezuela en los años setenta
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    2002
    In the book 11 tipos. Arte en Venezuela en los años setenta, the researcher Juan Carlos Palenzuela makes an exhaustive study of Venezuelan art in the1970s, a time when conceptual art was unquestionably being produced in that country. The author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051955

  • A Frank Popper
    Colmenarez, Asdrúbal, 1936-
    1991
    The Venezuelan artist Asdrúbal Colmenárez wrote about his own installation, Preludio 7, fuga siete, on exhibition at the Galería de Arte Nacional (1991). He presents the objective of the installation, which is intended to raise viewer awareness of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163829

  • A las puertas del salón : diecinueve años de pintura venezolana
    Armas Alfonzo, Alfredo, 1921-
    1958
    The historian Alfredo Armas Alfonzo studies mid-twentieth century Venezuelan art (between 1940 and 1958) through the survey of the first nineteen years of art salons in the country. Following his analysis of the sociocultural context that certain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168284

  • A propósito de personas, ámbitos, ventanas
    Dávila, José Antonio, 1935-
    1976
    José Antonio Dávila discusses the origin and nature of his recent work in his introductory essay for Personas, ámbitos y ventanas, his 1976 exhibition in Caracas. The Venezuelan artist mentions the work he produced in 1967 that, in a sense, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165679

  • Abilio Padrón justificadamente celebrado
    Torres, Ildemaro
    2000
    Journalist Ildemaro Torres analyzes the life and work of painter Abilio Padrón (b. 1931). In his article he describes the artistic process of his career as a draftsman and graphic illustrator. The author likewise includes in his text a chronology [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164553

  • Abreu, Pintor desorientado
    1951
    In his article, Manuel Trujillo states that Mario Abreu is a passionate painter that knows what is happening in contemporary art because he has been to Paris. Nevertheless, his youth and geographic location have not allowed him to evolve beyond [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850789

  • Abstractos inéditos de Elsa Gramcko
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1969
    In this critical essay, Roberto Guevara reviews Elsa Gramcko’s geometric abstraction work. Guevara discusses the importance of the abstract movement (to which he belongs) in Venezuela in the 1950s, which he sees as a new and vigorous expression of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163749

  • Al reencuentro de Pedro Ángel González a través de sus grabados
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    1983
    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

  • Alejandro Otero : los fundamentos de sus esculturas a escala cívica
    Guédez, Víctor
    1990
    In this essay, the critic Víctor Guédez reviews Alejandro Otero’s sculptural work, basing his comments on its visual, technical, and conceptual aspects. As regards the visual aspects, Guédez identifies movement, time, space, and light as Otero [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163158

  • Alejandro Otero y la enseñanza del arte
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1997
    In this essay, Juan Calzadilla discusses Alejandro Otero’s contribution to the field of visual art instruction. Calzadilla acknowledges Otero’s leading role in the promotion of Abstract painting and sculpture, and education, by noting the support [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167940