Topic Descriptor: polemics×
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  • ¡Que hable el diablo!: ¿La Bienal es falsa?... ¿es derroche de dinero?... ¿agente del ninguneo?
    Castillo, Fausto
    Fausto Castillo interviewed Mr. Miguel Salas Anzures who—when asked about the accusation that he was spending a great deal of money on the first Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado [Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758326

  • ¡Tamayo es un hipócrita! : dice Siqueiros en una entrevista exclusiva para Hoy sobre la Bienal
    Mendoza, María Luisa
    In this interview, David Alfaro Siqueiros expressed his views on the Biennial. He began by critiquing the paintings exhibited by the United States, and warned Latin American painters against imitating hybrid ideas that made no sense, such as Tachisme [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768083

  • ¿Cómo quiere que responda a Tamayo, en broma, o en serio?
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    José Clemente Orozco believed that opposition to political painting was nothing new in Mexico; it had been around since the start of the mural movement. Some painters tried to stamp out all forms of figurative or representative expression. When [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755517

  • "Gran-boa" asfixia a los escultores mexicanos
    This brief article, illustrated by a large caricature, uses a humorous tone to comment on the disputes generated by the declarations of sculptors, who were unable to reach an agreement. “Instead of joining forces to fight the little dictator who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772048

  • [El filisteísmo artístico, que se manifiesta hoy...]
    Hlito, Alfredo
    This article challenges the arts teachings offered by Professor Cecilia Marcovich. In it, Hlito reproaches her not only for her reactionary revisionism but also for teaching that modern art ended with Cubism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730104

  • [Los artistas y amigos de las artes...]
    Gamarra, Jorge, 1939-; Renart, Emilio; Lublin, Lea, 1929-
    Statement by a group of professors of their concern about the events that took place at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts] [ENBAPP] and the Escuela Nacional de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783712

  • A propósito del premio a López Antay
    Bernuy, Jorge, 1937-
    In this text, critic Jorge Bernuy points out that the decision to grant the Premio Nacional [award] to an altarpiece maker is unprecedented in Peru. He agrees that it is necessary to consider craftsmanship a cultural expression of the people, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136076

  • Aberraciones eróticas difunde panfleto pornográfico hecho en la universidad : se exige al rector que explique quien autorizó la impresión
    This critique is about the publication of a pamphlet printed at the UCV (Universidad Central de Venezuela), whose content dealt with “aberrant deviations of eroticism.” The anonymous article states that the pamphlet caused outrage toward the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060229

  • Acusa Chávez Morado : Tamayo se ha quitado el disfraz de esteta apolítico
    Suárez, Luis
    José Chávez Morado thought Mexican painting was in a crisis brought on by abstract art, which was becoming a fad though it was not brand-new to Mexico. It had once interested Diego Rivera when he was exploring geometrical ideas in search of formal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759033

  • América y el nihilismo : Respuesta a Marta Traba
    Guillent Pérez, J. R.
    In this article, J. R. Guillent Pérez confronts what he considers to be Marta Traba’s “attitude of disdain,” in her use of the term “apocalypse” in a negative sense; in doing so he makes use of philosophical sources, such as L’être et [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799193

  • Análisis de la obra de Feliza Burstyn [sic]
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    This article, entitled “Análisis de la obra de Feliza Burstyn” [Analysis of Feliza Burstyn’s Work], was published on September 25, 1974 in the Cali-based newspaper El País. It is one of the responses to art critic and historian Álvaro Medina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868498

  • Arte y artesanía
    Bernasconi, Carlos Antonio
    In this article the visual artist Carlos Bernasconi discusses the meaning of the terms “art,” “traditional art,” and “handcrafts” based on the definitions agreed upon at the 1st World Congress of Craftsmen held in New York in 1964. Noting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136191

  • Artistas plásticos cuestionan premio
    This newspaper article includes the full text of the communiqué from the ASPAP (Asociación Peruana de Artistas Plásticos) [Peruvian Association of Visual Artists] in which the association’s board of directors expresses its “radical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135960

  • Ay de los intelectuales que están en el limbo!
    Traba, Marta
    In response to J. R. Guillent Pérez, art critic Marta Traba defines the term “apocalypse”—used by her in an article that unleashed a great controversy in Caracas—as the chaos and dissolution of existing social structures, as well as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799428

  • Bienal primer balance : Cero originalidad
    Palencia Alvarez Tubau, Ceferino
    Art critic Ceferino Palencia identified the advantages of contests such as the one held within the context of the Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking. In the first place, he said, such contests gave painters the possibility of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769937

  • Como trabajamos los pintores venezolanos en París : por un balance más justo de la verdad
    Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro
    In this article, Alejandro Otero [Rodríguez] discusses the accusations that the realist painter Pedro León Castro made in 1949 against young artists living in Paris, himself included. Among other things, León Castro accuses them of having “weak [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102443

  • Con la Bienal se logra hoy lo que no lograron 60 años de propaganda demagógica : Dice el Doctor Atl
    Tibol, Raquel
    Raquel Tibol interviewed Dr. Atl, who declared his total agreement with the organizers of the Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado [Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking], sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758357

  • Contra los “Grandes” : la pintura mural no puede sujetarse a ningún control
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    The Comisión Nacional de Pintura Mural [National Commission for Mural Painting], which consisted of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, was founded in late August 1947. The Commission’s goal was to stimulate and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755474

  • Crítica a la crítica del Arte : A propósito de un reciente artículo de Margarita Nelken sobre la obra total de Diego Rivera
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In his long essay, Siqueiros defends Diego Rivera’s work in response to Margarita Nelken’s article on the latter’s retrospective exhibition at Bellas Artes published in the latest issue of Cuadernos Americanos. He accuses Nelken of being “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774903

  • 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

  • Crítica destructiva
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    From his perspective as a historian and critic, Germán Rubiano Caballero voices his opposition to the remarks in the press regarding the XIX edition of the Salón Nacional de Artistas held in 1967. In the article entitled “Crítica destructiva [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132388

  • Cuevas el niño terrible : en una ácida carta, traza la caricatura del conformista y se pinta a sí mismo como un francotirador enemigo de la vulgaridad, el adocenamiento y el lugar común
    Cuevas, José Luis
    This text is a transcription of the letter that José Luis Cuevas sent to the Novedades editorial director, Fernando Benítez, and signed in New York on March 20, 1958. Here, the artist says he wished to respond to the “ire” that his previous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772094

  • Cuzco pide conocer la 2nd. y la 3ra. maqueta de Túpac Amaru : han formulado críticas al proyecto ganador, pues corresponde a una estatua ecuestre, sin originalidad
    This article from El Comercio, a Cuzco newspaper, refers to the competition organized to choose a sculpture to honor Túpac Amaru II to be placed in Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas, and reports that the winning design had been rejected. The correspondent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141806

  • 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

  • Desfiguración del Arte mexicano : Se la atribuyen a Siqueiros, por su Bolchevismo
    The painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano declared in the newspaper Excélsior that Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros were mistaken in believing that an attack on communist painting constituted an attack on Mexican art. Rodríguez Lozano maintained [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758225

  • Deslinde en la pintura: progreso vs. reacción
    Gargurevich, Juan, 1934-
    This is the journalist Juan Gargurevich’s second article about the debate sparked by the decision to award the 1975 National Culture Prize for art to Joaquín López Antay, the altarpiece artist from the Andean region of Peru. Gargurevich supports [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136301

  • Diego Rivera desmiente a Alfaro Siqueiros y dice que no cree en las formas inmutables
    Tirado Fuentes, René
    Diego Rivera denied being a “static painter” responding to a statement David Alfaro Siqueiros had made about him at a press conference. Speaking from his studio in San Ángel, Rivera replied that it was wrong to say that he considered form and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753179

  • Don Joaquín en el recuerdo
    Castrillón, Alfonso, 1935-
    In this article the art historian Alfonso Castrillón looks back at the debate over the jury’s decision to award the 1975 National Culture Prize for art to Joaquín López Antay, the altarpiece artist from the Andean region of Peru. Following the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136461

  • Dos escuelas, ocupadas
    This article reports on the peaceful occupation by student groups of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón and its counterpart, Manuel Belgrano, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783616

  • El arte en México
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    This is one of the articles written by Almagre in response to Margarita Nelken’s piece on Diego Rivera published in Cuadernos Americanos [American Notebooks]. He accuses her of “bad faith and myopia,” and of exerting her influence through a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774884

  • El conflicto de Bellas Artes (III) : La renovación periódica de planes de estudio no se respeta totalmente
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article reviews the state of art education in the wake of the Argentine student protests in 1955 that demanded changes in the syllabus that were finally implemented in 1958. It also reports that the teacher commissions that were supposed to have [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783725

  • El conflicto en Bellas Artes : juzgan a sus profesores los alumnos de la escuela Pueyrredón
    Monzón, Hugo
    The article reports on the deepening crisis at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [National School of Fine Arts] in Buenos Aires, Argentina, circa 1971. It also mentions that students—who are publicly challenging the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 778928

  • El conflicto en Bellas Artes (última nota) : Un ex rector analiza la situación por la que atraviesa la enseñanza artística
    Lezama, Jorge
    This article summarizes the protest initiated against the authorities by the students at the Escuela de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts] in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It argues that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783738

  • El falso apocalipsis del arte latinoamericano
    Guillent Pérez, J. R.
    Making use of his philosophical background, J. R. Guillent Pérez critically analyzes the article by Marta Traba published in Caracas under the title “El arte latinoamericano: un falso apocalipsis.” In his judgment, Traba has not understood the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799219

  • El premio Dante Alighieri : otra obra llamada a suscitar problemas : el jurado del XVII censurada por no haber aceptado la obra de Bernardo Salcedo. Pero ahora... ¿qué vendrá?
    Parra Martínez, Nohra
    This document is the announcement of the Dante Alighieri prize, organized by the Italian Embassy in Colombia. In the painting category, the winner was the Colombian artist Bernardo Salcedo, with a nonpictorial work. This press release describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092533

  • El problema de la decoración mural. Contestando al Arquitecto señor Herrera Mac Lean.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In response to the article published in the newspaper El Día by Carlos Herrera Mac-Lean (October 13, 1944), Joaquín Torres García published in the weekly magazine Marcha a particularly harsh response, especially, if one considered that the emitted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228503

  • El taller total en Bellas Artes : los alumnos de la escuela Pueyrredón intentan una experiencia pedagógica
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article reports on the student demands at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [National School of Fine Arts] in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also discusses the dismissal of twelve professors and the recognition of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779134

  • En las escuelas de Bellas Artes : los alumnos unifican la agitación
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article reports that students at both Schools of Fine Arts—Manuel Belgrano and Prilidiano Pueyrredón—had decided to join forces and resist any form of intervention. Their first joint action targeted the opening of the Salón Nacional; a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779175

  • Es sólo el punto de vista de una "selecta" minoría...
    This caricature published in the Lima-based newspaper La Prensa on January 10, 1976, formed part of the polemic around the Premio Nacional de Cultura [award] granted to altarpiece maker Joaquín López Antay as opposed to an “erudite” artist. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855170

  • Escuela Prilidiano Pueyrredón : los docentes respaldan al alumnado
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article reports that students are back in class at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [National School of Fine Arts] in Buenos Aires after the interruptions caused by student protests that were supported by many teachers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779150

  • Escuela Superior Prilidiano Pueyrredón : los estudiantes de Bellas Artes exigen un gobierno bipartito
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article reports that, though the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de la Nación [Ministry of Culture and Education] announced that it was intervening in the crisis at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [National School [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 778941

  • Frente único
    Moncloa, Francisco, 1922-
    Francisco Moncloa applauds the decision to honor Joaquín López Antay, the Andean altarpiece artist who was awarded the National Culture Prize in the art category in 1975. Moncloa responds to critics who value “cultured art” above “handcrafts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135914

  • Fuera del Salón Oficial : una obra de la Pintora María Rosa de Ferrari
    Ortiz Saralegui, Juvenal, 1907-1959
    In the 1930s the ideological frictions sparked in intellectual circles by the dictatorial government of Gabriel Terra were not just a local problem; they were a reflection of the global conflict presaged by the unstoppable advance of fascism, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1221528

  • Gangsterismo en la pintura mexicana
    Tamayo, Rufino
    RufinoTamayo suspected that a mafia mob was standing in the way of the free development of Mexican painting. He complained of being the main target of the attacks, especially concerning his performance at the Venice Bienniale. The Italian and French [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758210

  • Hay que mantener intacto el símbolo
    More Barrionuevo, Ernesto, 1897-1980
    This is a protest against the “un-hierarchic” inclusion of Túpac Amaru II in the Monumento a los Próceres y Precursores de la Independencia del Perú [Monument to the Heroes and Harbingers of Peruvian Independence], by the Peruvian sculptor [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141869

  • Inaugurose ayer en las Salas de Exposición el LX Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas
    This article reports on the inauguration of the Salón Nacional de 1971 (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and the presence of the authorities who delivered speeches and awarded prizes. The article likewise points out that while the Subsecretario de Cultura [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779163

  • La aparición de un tercer Torres García
    Herrera MacLean, Carlos A., 1889-1971
    In this essay, the author, Carlos Herrera Mac Lean outlined a response to the article written by Joaquín Torres García against him, culminating this third section on the brief public controversy between both of them. The response, in a written [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228522

  • La Bienal Bis se abre el lunes : Sigue el juicio contra Rayón y Flores : Tamayo expone en el Proteo, no en el INBA
    Some painters who did not exhibit their work (or who were not selected to display their work) at the Bienal Intramericana de Pintura y Grabado [Inter-american Biennial of Painting and Printmaking] banded together and organized an exhibition that was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758372

  • La exposición en San Carlos : las obras de los pensionados
    Gómez Robelo, Ricardo, 1884-1924
    Ricardo Gómez Robelo enthusiastically celebrates the success of the exhibition mounted at the Academia de San Carlos in 1906, featuring Mexican artists who had been awarded fellowships. He praises the “revelation that we do not deceive ourselves, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789242

  • La intervención del Señor Arzobispo en lo del cuadro de Correa
    Ospinosa, Eduardo, S. J.; Murcia Riaño, Jorge, 1895-; García, Juan
    This chapter gathers texts in which the Colombian ecclesiastical authorities established their position with respect to Carlos Correa’s painting, La Anunciación [The Annunciation] (1941)—painting withdrawn from the II Salón Anual de Artistas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099186