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  • Pancho Fierro
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    In this essay, Antonio Berni writes about the 19th century Peruvian artist, Pancho Fierro, calling him the first South American to portray a realistic version of the social life of the period and its relevance to traditional folk art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775143

  • Perú : a presença da arte popular
    Lee, Leslie
    The artist Leslie Lee writes about the debate that erupted over the shipment of arts and crafts to the Bienal de São Paulo. Stating that the people are creators par excellence who produce useful objects every day that are not necessarily works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857190

  • Peruanicemos al Perú : la obra de José Sabogal
    Mariátegui, José Carlos, 1894-1930
    This text by eminent thinker, politician, and journalist José Carlos Mariátegui comments on José Sabogal—the founder of pictorial Indianism in Peru—on the occasion of his upcoming show at the Sociedad Amigos del Arte in Buenos Aires (1928). [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140147

  • Pintor Pop Plagia por Premio
    Rey de Castro, Luis, 1930-
    Writing in the ironic style he affects in his articles, the columnist Luis Rey de Castro deplores Luis Zevallos Hetzel’s attitude, which reminds him of an old word game that, in Spanish, is based on a repetition of the letter P: “Peruvian pop [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142397

  • Pintores peruanos : Vinatea Reinoso
    Barrantes Castro, Pedro, 1898-1979
    The author, Pedro Barrantes Castro, notes that since José Sabogal’s return to Peru—after a formative trip of twelve years through Spain, Italy and Argentina—he begins to paint “with an awareness of social circumstances,” something that has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1144089

  • Pintores peruanos continuarán labor del artista Karel Appel
    Adrianzén, Felipe
    This is a newspaper review of the conversation organized by the INC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura) on February 19, 1976, between the Dutch painter Karel Appel and the following Peruvian writers and artists: Francisco Bendezú, José Bracamonte, Gast [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865553

  • Pintura : la guerra de los pintores : plumas por pinceles
    Pérez Barreto, Samuel (1921-2003)
    In this article, Samuel Pérez Barreto argues that there is a connection between Fernando de Szyszlo’s polemic statement “there are no painters in Peru” and writer Juan Ríos’s assertion in response that there are excellent painters in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137839

  • Pintura : reportaje a Juan Manuel Ugarte E.
    Moll, Eduardo, 1929-
    In this interview, Juan Manuel Ugarte Eléspuru states his belief that Latin America has its own “Western” painting, but this body of art differs from the latest trends in Paris. In his opinion, the work coming from Paris is picturesque and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864995

  • Poesía quechua y pintura abstracta : a propósito de una exposición reciente de pinturas de Szyszlo
    Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo, 1911-2001
    In this text, poet Emilio Adolfo Westphalen considers the series of paintings produced by Fernando de Szyszlo on the basis of the Quechua poem Apu Inca Atawallpaman written during the colonial era. Westphalen asserts that the relationship between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292880

  • Presidente de Bienal de Sao Paulo elogia participación peruana
    This article was published on November 12, 1977 in the Lima newspaper La Prensa. It contains several quotes from the letter written by Oscar P. Landman, the President of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo to the INC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855956

  • Primitive art comes into the open
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kenneth Kemble mentions the Museo Etnográfico, because of an exhibition of primitive Latin American art at the Wildenstein Gallery. He emphasizes the formalist values of the Araucanian carvings and the ceramics. Moreover, he reviews the Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740792

  • Próximas exposiciones : "Ambientaciones" y Muñecones
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    The critic Juan Acha discusses the imminent opening of three exhibitions in Lima in late 1965—the installation Mimuy and the solo shows by Luis Arias Vera and Gloria Gómez Sánchez—which the critic describes as “very important.” Acha says [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142445

  • Puntos de vista : el mural de Teodoro Núnez Ureta
    Pérez Luna, Edgardo, 1928-1984
    In this letter defending nationalism and figurative art, Edgardo Pérez Luna attacks the comments of Luís Miró Quesada Garland, specifically, Garland’s opinion on abstract artwork by Jean Dewasne and Teodoro Núñez Ureta’s mural in Peru’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865055

  • Reportaje a Romano Espinoza Cáceda
    Moll, Eduardo, 1929-
    In this interview, Romano Espinoza Cáceda classifies Peruvian art into three major periods: ancient (decorative, with its own characteristics), colonial (marked by “natural” European influences) and modern (attempting to pinpoint what makes art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227158

  • Sabogal en su refugio
    Barrionuevo, Alfonsina, 1935-
    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: 1141097

  • Sacsahuaman
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    This is a brief literary essay by Antonio Berni on pre-Columbian structures atSacsahuaman (Cuzco), Machu Picchu, Peru, in which he suggests a way to understand the culture of the Incas by means of intuition or thought [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775860

  • Sérvulo Gutiérrez
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    In this text, Juan Acha recognizes the importance of Sérvulo Gutiérrez’s life and art for Peruvian painting, acknowledging that he is an integral part of “our national reality.” Notwithstanding, Acha clarifies, any attempt to go beyond those [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107586

  • Sobre el pintor Mario Urteaga y la pintura peruana
    Nuñez Ureta, Teodoro
    This article by Teodoro Núñez Ureta was written on the occasion of the death of painter Mario Urteaga. He recalls the tribute to Urteaga organized by the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC) in Lima in 1955, and the need to classify the work of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1144073

  • The Discovery
    Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956
    In this text, Hiram Bingham recounts the two days leading up to his “discovery” of the Incan capital at Machu Picchu. Writing in the first person, he begins his story by describing his and his companions’ (a naturalist and doctor from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 838157

  • Un "crítico" y el arte mural
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    To Sebastián Salazar Bondy, as part of his public defense of socially committed art versus abstract artwork, in judging a painting, we must consider its dimensions as well as its quality and aesthetic value. Regarding the mural option chosen by some [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859990

  • Un ideario vernáculo
    Rebagliati, Edgardo, 1895-1958
    This article includes lyrical and historical references to Cuzco, lauding the marvelous Inca monuments of the city. The author nonetheless wonders if it might be possible to find, among the Cuzco Indians, “a shared spiritual foundation” between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1140081

  • Una América que se llama Szyszlo / Marta Traba
    Traba, Marta
    For Marta Traba, the Fernando de Szyszlo exhibition in Bogotá (Colombia) evidences that “the mistake does not lie in wanting to be American, but in how one is American.” In her opinion, the series of works by the Peruvian painter inspired by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292951

  • Una artista peruana en París
    García y García, Elvira
    In this text, Elvira García y García asserts that, in Paris, Elena Izcue is considered “an outstanding artist, creator of a very special strain of art.” Though Izcue has triumphed at the annual shows of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1144288

  • Una charla con Elena y Victoria Izcue, dos espíritus de calidad artística
    In this interview with the sisters Elena and Victoria Izcue, the editor states that they are “notably national artists who have known how to nobly disseminate the motives of Peruvian art abroad.” He highlights their effort in making themselves [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143963

  • Veleidad y demografía en el no-objetualismo peruano
    Salazar del Alcazar, Hugo
    To provide context for non-object art in Peru, researcher Hugo Salazar del Alcázar briefly cites theorist Juan Acha. Salazar del Alcázar is critical, however, in his description of a scene that in no way partakes of the avant-garde enthusiasm Acha [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292448