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  • Alejandro Otero y la enseñanza del arte
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    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

  • Alí González, artista "caribe"
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    Luis Pérez-Oramas wrote this curatorial text on the exhibition Usted, el espacio by the Venezuelan artist Alí González exhibiting at the Galería D’Museo (Caracas, 2001). Opting to envision the work poetically, he approaches the work of Gonzá [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169550

  • Alianza y magia de grabado y pintura : Alirio Palacios bajo la luz de Reverón
    Montejo, Eugenio, 1938-2008
    In this essay, Eugenio Montejo writes about the Venezuelan painter Alirio Palacios, comparing his paintings to the work of Armando Reverón. He mentions their relentless experimenting, the fact that they were both landscape painters (of the coastal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155235

  • Alirio Oramas : entre la pintura y el cuerpo
    Suazo, Félix, 1966-
    The researcher Félix Suazo wrote one of the essays published in the catalogue for Alirio Oramas. Del misterio a las revelaciones. Exposición antológica, 1946-2005, the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan visual artist Alirio Oramas. In his essay [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160503

  • Alirio Palacios : el arte de la violencia
    Molina, Igor
    This is the Venezuelan writer Igor Molina’s article about the work of the Venezuelan artist Alirio Palacios who, at the time this article was published, was thirty years old and had already had a considerable amount of experience. Molina, however, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155701

  • Alirio Palacios : El estado tiene la responsabilidad del futuro del Centro de Diseño
    Delgado, Lenelina
    The journalist Lenelina Delgado interviews the artist Alirio Palacios on the occasion of the crisis at the Centro INCE (Instituto Nacional de Cooperación Educativa) de Diseño (Caracas). As the instructor at the print shop at INCE, Palacios [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155596

  • Alirio Palacios : magia y maestría del grabado
    Montejo, Eugenio, 1938-2008
    Writer Eugenio Montejo introduces the graphic work of Alirio Palacios, a master whose work he deems on a level comparable to that of Armando Reverón. In Montejo’s opinion, Palacios was a major figure in Venezuelan art, especially in his treatment [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154602

  • Alirio Palacios se propone rescatar el grabado milenario de China
    Guzmán, Edith
    The journalist Edith Guzmán interviews Alirio Palacios about his printmaking and the exhibitions he was involved in at the time. Palacios explains that he has taken up woodcut printing again and has been experimenting with that technique, using what [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155809

  • Análogo simultáneo (sobre los objetos de Armando Reverón)
    Balza, José
    In this essay, as he discusses the collection of objects created by Armando Reverón, the Venezuelan writer José Balza considers different socio-political ideas about the role played by objects in society and their function as cultural building [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157190

  • Antonieta Sosa : la medida de lo personal
    Hernández, Carmen, 1963-
    In this text, Chilean-born curator Carmen Hernández examines the work of Venezuelan artist Antonieta Sosa included in the group show, Desde el cuerpo: alegorías de lo femenino. In Hernández’s view, Sosa’s work upholds the idea of the feminine [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155378

  • Antonieta Sosa: Antropometrías de la casa
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    In this essay about Cas(A)nto, the installation by Antonieta Sosa at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Luis Enrique Pérez-Oramas describes the Venezuelan artist as the heir to the Latin American Abstract-Constructive tradition, and a member of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157705

  • 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

  • Apuntes de la inmensidad
    Palomera, Federica, 1954-
    In this text, critic Federica Palomero explores the development of Venezuelan painter Víctor Hugo Irazábal, from his formative period (the early sixties) and subsequent experimentation with various media and genres through his encounter with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167685

  • Armando Barrios
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In “Armando Barrios,” his essay about the Venezuelan artist, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews Armando Barrios. Retrospectiva, the exhibition presented at the Galería de Arte Nacional from 1977 through 1978. Guevara reviews the exhibition and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158049

  • Armando Reverón
    Diehl, Gastón, 1912-
    Starting with a poetic image—the work of Reverón made manifest through the “miracle of Reverón”—the French diplomat Gastón Diehl discusses three fundamental aspects of the artist whom he describes in a manner that is almost supernatural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808691

  • Armando Reverón
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    Published in the catalogue for the first retrospective of Armando Reverón, which took place in Caracas in 1951, critic Enrique Planchart discusses the characteristics of Reverón’s “complex and changeable” personality. He describes the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808725

  • Armando Reverón
    Padrón, Julián, 1910- 1954
    The 1932 article "Armando Reverón,” written by Venezuelan journalist, writer, and lawyer Julián Padrón is a short biography of Venezuelan artist Armando Reverón, and a description of his working method. Reverón was a Modernist painter who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125575

  • Armando Reverón o la voluptuosidad en la pintura
    This is the main text from the catalogue for the retrospective on Armando Reverón, which took place at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas in 1955. In it, critic Alfredo Boulton proposes to study the artist’s work by dividing it into periods [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808768

  • Armando Reverón y el arte moderno
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    In his essay, “Reverón y el arte moderno,” Luis Pérez-Oramas suggests that Reverón found his own way to modernism in his painting as a result of the exhaustion of Figuration, independently of the most noted modern artists of the twentieth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155426

  • Aromas de la gracia
    Junyent, Alberto
    The art critic Alberto Junyent reviews the second exhibition of works by the Venezuelan painter Héctor Poleo at the Galerie Drouant in Paris in 1966. In his essay, Junyent formally reviews the collection of works as a whole from an aesthetic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153851

  • Arte cinético es el arte que más integra a la sociedad
    Vestrini, Miyó, 1938-1991
    Journalist Miyó Vestrini interviews Narciso Debourg for his first solo exhibition in Venezuela. The conversation covers the methods of expression used by the Venezuelan painter and sculptor (based in Paris); these include serial usage of elements, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157625

  • Arte correo : Una nueva etapa en el proceso revolucionario de la creación
    Vigo, Edgardo Antonio
    This document is an article by Argentinean communication theorist Edgardo Antonio Vigo, published in the second issue of the magazine Buzón de Arte/Arte de Buzón (Venezuela, 1976). After offering some thoughts on the art market in relation to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102031

  • Arte de acción y participación [selección]
    Popper, Frank, 1918-
    This document is a Spanish version of excerpts from the book Art-Action and Participation (1975) by Czech scholar Frank Popper, translated into Spanish by Alejandro Useche for the exhibition Diego Barboza: El festín de la nostalgia,presented in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097438

  • Arte por tierra
    Cárdenas, María Luz
    In this text, María Luz Cárdenas discusses Ricardo Benaim’s artistic development and the premise presented in Una visión de Gaia, a solo exhibition of his paintings and prints. Cárdenas describes Benaim’s work as an example of critical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161475

  • Arte y arquitectura
    Jiménez, Ariel
    In his essay about the Venezuelan sculptor Víctor Valera’s synthesis of the arts, Ariel Jiménez discusses the concepts of “artistic integration” and “the synthesis of the visual arts,” highlighting the social and collective ramifications [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161764

  • Arte y Estilo de Héctor Poleo
    Silva, Carlos
    From the seven chapters of the book Poleo. Categorías del espíritu,written by historian Carlos Silva about the paintings of Héctor Poleo, this text represents the third chapter, “Arte y estilo de Héctor Poleo,” wherein the essayist analyzes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172190

  • Artists' statements
    These artists’ statements appeared in a catalogue documenting the first exhibition held in Chicago that conjoined Chicano, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan art and artists in words and images, Arte Hispano-Americano en Chicago=Hispanic- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781476

  • Así fue
    Márquez, Felipe, 1954-
    The Venezuelan graphic designer and draftsman Felipe Márquez created a biographical sketch of Alberto Brandt (1924–70). Márquez narrates some of the key stories that nurtured the myths swirling around this Venezuelan visual artist. He also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160250

  • Así nace un mural con Jesús Soto : el arte en la pantalla
    Diament Sujo, Clara; Hurtado, Angel
    This is the script for a documentary about Jesús Rafael Soto, written by Clara Diament de Sujo—the noted essayist and gallery owner, who lived in Caracas at that time—and produced by Ángel Hurtado for National Television – Canal 5 (Venezuela [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168365

  • Autodescubrimiento y revelación
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this critical article, Roberto Guevara reviews the retrospective exhibition of works by the Venezuelan visual artist Antonio Moya at the Museo de la Rinconada [Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero] in 1990. Guevara begins by recalling the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163270

  • Autorretratos 1944
    Romero D., Rafael
    In this essay, Rafael Romero D. analyzes the significance of the self-portraits rendered by the Venezuelan artist Armando Reverón between 1910 and 1954. He states that it is Reverón who raises the genre of self-portrait to the “stature of an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160727

  • Bárbaro Rivas : apunte para un retrato
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    In this four-part essay, the critic Francisco Da Antonio discusses—extensively and for the first time—the naïf painting produced by the Venezuelan folk artist Bárbaro Rivas. Da Antonio recalls the discovery of this folk painter, an illiterate, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101933

  • Bárbaro Rivas : historia y mitología
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    The critic and curator Francisco Da Antonio salutes the Venezuelan folk painter Bárbaro Rivas and reintroduces him with biographical details and an explanation of the circumstances involved in the production of some of his works. The critic mentions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160743

  • Bienal de Guayana del Salón Nacional a la región globalizada
    Rangel, Gabriela, 1963-
    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: 1162231

  • Buscando una lectura
    Mata, Humberto, 1949-
    In this catalogue exhibition essay for the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) in Caracas, Humberto Mata discusses the work of the Venezuelan modernist Mercedes Pardo. The writer personifies his text describing his brief encounters with the painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325170

  • Cambio de lectura : el color en el espacio : Caracas, 1959
    Cruz-Diez, Carlos
    In this text, whose two brief paragraphs are separated by a line and illustrated with three sketches, the Venezuelan Kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez explains the traditional way in which a viewer experiences a direct “reading” of a color [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857908

  • Carlos Cruz Díez en París
    Cordero, Rafael
    The writer of this article fluctuates between his feelings for traditional forms of painting and his admiration for contemporary trends. Rafael Cordero says that being a devotee of painting is not a virtue but in fact is almost a sin, given the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1472281

  • Carlos Cruz-Diez profesor de Artes Plásticas
    This short article, published in the newspaper El Nacional, informs its readers in Caracas that the painter Carlos Cruz-Diez (who, at the time, was employed at the newspaper as an illustrator and layout artist) had been appointed to a professorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1472239

  • Carlos Cruz-Diez, exquisito colorista
    Junyent, Albert, 1903-1976
    Alberto Junyent reviews the fourth exhibition of La Nouvelle Tendance at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris, an event in which Carlos Cruz-Diez participated. The reviewer informs his readers that, in the twentieth century, “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1472275

  • Carlos Cruz-Diez, Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 1971
    This newspaper article reports on the 1971 Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National Visual Arts Prize), which was awarded to Carlos Cruz-Diez. The chairman of the INCIBA (Instituto Nacional de Cultura y Bellas Artes), Dr. Alfredo Tarre [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1472327

  • Carlos González Bogen : pintor
    Manaure, Mateo
    The Venezuelan artist Mateo Manaure outlines an assessment on the artistic career of his compatriot, artist Carlos González Bogen, commenting on his activities from when he was academically training at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Caracas when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813583

  • Carta a Miguel Otero Silva
    Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro
    In this open letter by Alejandro Otero [Rodríguez] to his  journalist friend, Miguel Otero Silva, the Venezuelan artist brings forth his objection to the National Sculpture Award given to the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Gregorio at the XVIII Salón [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813653

  • Carta de presentación
    Abreu, Mario, 1919-1993
    Mario Abreu wrote this introduction for his exhibition Objetos Mágicos, held at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas in 1965. The Venezuelan visual artist maintains that it is through artistic arrangement and contradictions that he continues “to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101698

  • Ceremonia con armas blancas
    Zerpa, Carlos, 1950-
    The Venezuelan artist Carlos Zerpa, in the text “Ceremonias con armas blancas,” describes his proposal for performance art and explains it from two perspectives: one “conceptual” and the other “artistic.” In the former, he states that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097511

  • César Prieto
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    In this article, Enrique Planchart, the Venezuelan man of letters, discusses César Prieto’s paintings. Planchart reviews the Venezuelan painter’s life, from his early days at the old Academia de Bellas Artes (when it was in the Mijares de Soló [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167701

  • César Rengifo : el drama humano
    Salvador, José María
    The person who wrote the text for this catalogue was the curator José María Salvador. He begins his approach to the Venezuelan public figure César Rengifo by praising the many facets that made up his life and work. In addition to being a visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101982

  • César Rengifo : el retorno a las raices
    Nunes, Jorge, 1942-
    In this book, psychologist Jorge Nunes includes a series of interviews with Venezuelan painter César Rengifo. He delves into numerous aspects, some unpublished, of the life and work of the artist. Of the twenty-eight chapters that compose this book [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101822

  • César Rengifo : no hay arte sin ideología
    Valero, Irma
    This interview conducted by Irma Valero begins by highlighting aspects of the work of Venezuelan artist César Rengifo. In referring to his Amalivaca mural, the work entitled Nacimiento de América located in the Diego Ibarra Plaza in the Caracas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141917

  • Chacón : hoy abren exposición
    This article announces the exhibition of Venezuelan artist Luis Chacón at the Galería El Pez Dorado (Caracas). The show was mounted within the context of the transition that the Círculo Pez Dorado had passed through, whose leadership was now in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151334

  • Chacón revive y renueva un noble arte : el grabado
    Rial, José Antonio, 1911-
    In this interview with Venezuelan artist Luis Chacón, journalist José Antonio Rial offers an overview of his education, influences, preference in techniques, research, and proposals for engraving. He describes in detail his transition from the use [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151366