Topic Descriptor (local): Plastic Integration×
  • [La pintura, en su estado actual,...]
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1953
    Carlos Mérida sets forth eleven tenets on the development of painting in relation to the integration of the arts; these function both as a manifesto and as an introduction to the catalog. For the artist, functional painting is equivalent to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733691

  • Al dictado de la hora
    Nelken, Margarita
    1957
    Margarita Nelken reports on the Torres de Ciudad Satélite [Satellite City Towers] project that had been designed in tandem by Mathias Goeritz and the architect Luis Barragán. Although the art critic celebrates the innovative sculptural design of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786746

  • Arquitectura y pintura mural
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1934
    In this article written for The Architectural Forum, a New York City publication, in January 1934, the muralist Diego Rivera made public his point of view about the necessary link between architecture and painting. The purpose of the link was to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785796

  • Carta a Fernando Ocaranza
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1935
    Bertram Wolf, Diego Rivera’s biographer, states that the period from the late 1930s through the early 1940s was a solitary, confusing time for the painter due to the fact that his name was appearing constantly in newspaper headlines as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785801

  • Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas : una síntesis de las Artes Plásticas
    Muiño Loureda, Antonio
    1962
    In this essay, Antonio Muiño Loureda reviews artistic syntheses that have occurred throughout history up to the industrial era, mentioning some of the most significant collaborations of this period. He describes different aspects of the project [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864275

  • Contrato para la ejecución de una pintura mural que celebra por una ...
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1951
    The Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) [Mexican Institute of Social Security] was created at the beginning of the hospital construction project; it was a decentralized entity with legal status located in the nation’s capital. Although [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796041

  • Cuba : revolución y plástica
    Juan, Adelaida de
    1978
    The Cuban historian Adelaida de Juan discusses the changes and accomplishments in art and in the politics of art that were forged by the Cuban Revolution and that have been in place since 1959. She mentions famous artists whose work has changed; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815544

  • D. A. Siqueiros usa material nuevo para hacer pintura vieja : dice Carlos Mérida que duda si los plásticos líquidos de hoy sean mejores que los legendarios útiles
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    1947
    Carlos Mérida was one of the first artists to reply to Antonio Rodríguez’s questionnaire. The Guatemalan painter, a naturalized citizen of Mexico, agreed with David Alfaro Siqueiros regarding the use of new materials. Nevertheless, he doubted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758149

  • El arte y el tiempo
    Diez-Canedo, Enrique
    1940
    This is a review of an essay by the Mexican architect Carlos Obregón Santacilia titled “El maquinismo, la vida y la arquitectura” [Machine-ism, Life and Architecture], in which Enrique Díez-Canedo— the Spanish poet, critic, and essayist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759110

  • El Hospital obra de arte
    Villagrán, José
    1944
    In 1944, the architect José Villagrán García, Supervisor of Hospital Projects and Construction at the Secretaría de Salubridad y Asistencia [Ministry of Health and Medical Care], declared that hospital buildings were architectural works and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783775

  • En busca de la nacionalidad
    Chávez Morado, José, 1909-2002
    1948
    This article, written by the painter José Chávez Morado, amounts to a declaration of principles of the so-called movement Arts Integration: “We [artists and architects] must develop our plans together, we must unite to work out what is truly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799560

  • En torno a la "Integración"-
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1954
    By 1954, Carlos Mérida had published 11 tenets related to what he called functional painting and its importance in the integration of the visual arts, as well as some theoretical concepts regarding architectonic-pictorial space. For Mérida, at that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733682

  • Hacia una nueva plástica integral
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1948
    This article by David Alfaro Siqueiros is a theoretical analysis of the Mexican muralist movement, whose principal characteristic (and what differentiated it from the rest of the international trends) was its “functional political purpose.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799548

  • Inquietudes : Decoración mexicana
    Nelken, Margarita
    1952
    The Spanish art critic Margarita Nelken uses the term “Decoración Mexicana” [Mexican Decoration] as the title of her article on the work created at the Multifamiliar Benito Juarez [Benito Juárez Residential Project] by the Guatemalan artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792968

  • Integración plástica de la Ciudad Universitaria
    Islas García, Luis
    1952
    Luis Islas García brings up an issue that is seldom addressed about the modern Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM campus): the visual arts integration executed by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Chávez Morado, and Juan O’Gorman. He states [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792975

  • Integración plástica en la cámara de distribución del agua del Lerma, tema medular : el agua origen de la vida en la tierra = Plastic Integration in the Lerma waters distribution chambers : theme : “Water” : origin of life on the earth
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1952
    The Río Lerma embankment project gave Diego Rivera, as he acknowledges in this article, the chance to combine painting with sculpture by making both coexist under water, an environment that would endow his forms and figures with movement. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760405

  • Interpretación estética del mural de Siqueiros en “La Raza”
    Pulido Silva, Alberto
    1956
    The inauguration of David Alfaro Siqueiros’ mural at the Hospital de La Raza [Hospital of the People] in Mexico City on March 18, 1955, mobilized the press and art critics of the era. The iconography explored by the artist and the physical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796068

  • La ciudad universitaria y las artes plásticas
    Lombardo Toledano, Vicente, 1894-1968
    1952
    Vicente Lombardo Toledano states that without judging the political significance of the construction of Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM campus), the purpose of his article is to note certain errors in that project. Although they are minor, these errors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792982

  • La escultura en México
    Alva de la Canal, Ramón
    1928
    Here Ramón Alva de la Canal writes on various matters related to the aesthetic backwardness of sculpture. He reports that, while painting has been developing, the other arts have stagnated through mere repetition. He points out that one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 746963

  • La Plástica y su proyección pública
    1953
    It is believed that the so-called “gran arte” [sanctioned art] is going through a period during which it must, by means of an “organic process” play a live role due to its aesthetic rank, physical dimension, and public intervention. In that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753136

  • La síntesis de las Artes
    Villanueva, Carlos Raúl, 1900-1975
    1963
    Referencing such Latin American nations as Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and the European nations of Spain and Italy, Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva examines certain artists and movements that in the aforementioned countries, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864335

  • Notas sobre la escultura mexicana contemporánea
    Zúñiga, Francisco, 1912-1998
    1956
    In a 1956 interview with a Costa Rican magazine, the sculptor Francisco Zúñiga—who was born in Costa Rica—speaks about the current art environment for sculpture. Given the current trend to integrate sculpture with architecture, he wonders if [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812431

  • Pequeño viaje a un mural de Siqueiros
    Tibol, Raquel
    1954
    David Alfaro Siqueiros’ painting at the recently constructed “Hospital de La Raza” [“Hospital of the People”] grabbed the attention of the public and art specialists. The novelty of the topic and the physical characteristics of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796050

  • Pintura y escultura en la Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
    1961
    “Luis Navarro” (possibly a pseudonym of the author) meticulously describes the participation of each one of the artists involved in the arts integration project led by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva at the Ciudad Universitaria of Caracas. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864255

  • Plan de trabajo para el Centro Médico (IMSS)
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1958
    The initial title that David Alfaro Siqueiros proposed for the mural he painted at Centro Medico Nacional [the National Medical Center] was Apología de la futura victoria de la ciencia médica sobre el cáncer. Paralelismo Histórico entre la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796086

  • Reflexiones en torno al vitral contemporáneo
    Rodríguez Prampolini, Ida
    1962
    Upon the installation of twelve stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall in the synagogue at the University Medical Center of Jerusalem in February 1962, Ida Rodríguez [Prampolini] reflected on the resurgence of stained glass—for decorative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757395

  • Síntesis de las Artes Mayores
    Villanueva, Carlos Raúl, 1900-1975
    In this brief essay the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva explains that the Library and Grand Hall are to be housed at the very heart of the architectural complex and cultural center at the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas—where he is the director [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1173816

  • Siqueiros con la pistola en la mano
    Scherer García, Julio
    1959
    Journalist Julio Scherer conducted an interview with David Alfaro Siqueiros in which their conversation covered the technique the artist applied and the subject matter he explored in the Centro Médico Nacional mural: cancer. Scherer asked why he had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796090

  • Temática para el Centro Médico
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1957
    As coordinator of the art integration project Centro Médico Nacional [National Medical Center], Fernando Gamboa left evidence of his aesthetic ideas relating to the history of medicine and public health. In his notes, the curator held forth on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796071

  • Un problema técnico sin precedente en la historia del Arte : El muralismo figurativo y realista en el exterior
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1952
    During the construction of Mexico City’s UNAM campus, which was begun in 1950, architects and artists worked together to create buildings with murals on exterior walls. In this lengthy lecture, David Alfaro Siqueiros outlines the history of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751205

  • Vida y Arte : La Plástica y su proyección pública : Proceso de la integración plástica
    García Maroto, Gabriel, 1889-1968
    1953
    The Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM campus) constitutes a great example of the process of visual arts integration, which according to García Maroto had its origin in the pre-Hispanic era, since at that historic moment we can find, from its very [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753162