Pérez Tamayo, Ruy (Coords.) 331p., facsimiles, bibl., indices, wrps. As we well know, death affects, sooner or later, everything that has life. In this world, immortality only exists as a metaphor. Along with birth, childhood, youth and aging, death is one of the essential characteristics of life, so any attempt at a comprehensive definition or description of the living that does not include death will be fatally incomplete. The phenomenon occurs at different levels of biological organization, from unicellular beings to the most complex manifestation of multicellular organisms, which is consciousness. The emotional and tragic aspects of the phenomenon are not unknown, but on this occasion the content of this work refers to death as a biological event, and not to the dead person as a subject.
Padilla, Christian 235p., color plates, photos, indices, wrps. "Si los Muros Hablaran" is a journey through time and the streets of Bogotá through its mural painting, exemplified in 50 exemplary works made for public and private buildings in the city by artists such as Pedro Nel Gómez, Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo, Alejandro Obregón, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, David Manzur and Feliza Bursztyn among others. The research has its starting point in the influence of Mexican muralism on Colombian art and reviews until the end of the century with experimental, abstract and conceptual artistic manifestations, many of them little known.
COMIC BATCH: EL MUERTO CASA DEL DIABLO, EL MUERTO ORGINS, DAZE OF THE DEAD, AND EL MUERTO REQUIEM. SAINTS AND SINNERS. THE NIGHT BEFORE NAVIDAD. 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITIONHernandez, Javier 5titles. (35p), (80p), (154p), (31p), (60p),(24p) illus, glossary, wrps. The Comic Batch is a black box with black hand sketching of El Muerto half man and half skeleton by author and inside the box are the 5 titles with souvenir stickers of the characters from the comic books. Javier Hernandez: Los Angeles, California, United States is a DIY cartoonist, creator of such comics as EL MUERTO, THE COMA and WEAPON TEX-MEX, which he has published under his own imprint, LOS COMEX. Javier is the Associate Producer of the award-winning El Muerto live-action film adaptation and I co-founded the LATINO COMICS EXPO. He teaches comic book workshops locally in Pico Rivera, CA.
Lopez, Mateo 65p., color plates, photos, wrps. "In 2020, the Banco de la República developed a commission program for contemporary Colombian artists, selected on the recommendation of its Plastic Arts Advisory Committee. This program seeks to strengthen the careers of artists. through the production of a body of unpublished work within his career, intended to increase the Art Collection of the Banco de la República and produced thanks to the support provided by the institution. For this first installment, the Bogotá artist Mateo López , whose work has stood out on the paths of international contemporary art since the end of the 2000s, intervenes in the exhibition spaces of the Casa Republicana of the Luis ángel Arango Library with his new work Yes but no."
Caibuy , Labate, Beatriz and Nidia Olvera Hernández (Eds.) 368p., photos, illus., bibl., indices, wrps. Psychoactive plants were known since pre-Columbian times for their peculiar properties that facilitated communication and communion with the sacred. The legacy of the ancient Mesoamerican peoples has been preserved to the present day, and the historical review of the sources, as well as anthropological field research, allow us to delineate the specific elements that confirm the continuity between the past and the present with respect to their ritual use.
PARAÍSOS Y JARDINES. CERCAS, NARANJAS, ROSAS, PALMAS, SELVA, COCA, EVA, SERPIENTES SUEÑO, MUERTE, PARAÍSO. REPRESENTACIONES DE LA NATURALEZA DOMESTICADARamírez Celis, Luis Fernando; Sigrid Castañeda Galeano and María Wills Londoño 133p., color plates, indices, wrps. The catalog takes a tour of the works in the art collection of the Bank of the Republic from a period between the 17th century and the present day, including Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden , by Jan Brueghel the Younger; Summer and Autumn , attributed to Jan van Kessel the Elder and the iron piece Terrazas , by master Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, among others. It also contains works by contemporary artists such as Santiago Díaz Escamilla, Kevin Mancera and Laura Huertas.
López, Rosario 327p., color plates, photos, illus., "Trazas, Oficios y Territorios" proposes a crossroads of knowledge between Plastic Arts, Biology and Feminist Studies with the aim of giving new readings to the set of cave paintings from the panels Cerro Azul and Nuevo Tolima, archaeological remains located in the department del Guaviare, Colombia, and that could be around 5.000 to 12.000 years old.
Pérez, Ángela María and Ana María Camargo Gómez 270p., color plates, photos, tables, graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. "Banco de la República" records part of the memory of how this cultural process was created and matured, thanks to the vision of the directives throughout these decades, deepened and developed by the technical, administrative and support work of hundreds of people. Seeing a network of physical, technological and service infrastructure materialize, which today extends to 29 cities in the country, oriented towards the preservation of national heritage with a differential approach, is perhaps the best way to celebrate this centenary, and the primary incentive to continue working committedly so that this cultural heritage of Colombia can be enjoyed by future generations.
Navarro Genie, Dr. Rigoberto 187p., maps, photos, illus., tables, graphics, bibl., wrps. "Estatuaría prehispánica de la isla de Ometepe" is a study on Ometepe's pre-Columbian past, particularly its ancient stone statues and petroglyphs (rock carvings), which have been found all over the island. Sites with ceramic urns, pottery and utensils have also been found. This work examines the island's history, also providing an inventory and chronology of its rock artifacts.
Bonet, Juan Manuel; Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz and Ana María Escallón 330p., color plates, illus., wrps. We present the new edition of the Botero Museum book of the Banco de la República, which with a renewed design presents the works of art that are part of the donation that maestro Fernando Botero made to the Banco de la República in 2000 Accompanied by exquisite texts by renowned Botero experts and with a renewed design, this luxury publication exalts the 123 works authored by Botero that are part of the collection, while allowing the public to delight with the works of international artists such as Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, Antoni Tápies, Max Ernst, Henry Moore and many more.
Ostrander, Tobias 320p, color plates, photos, illus., wrps. "Beatriz González: A Retrospective" includes works that the artist has produced to date, demonstrating her continued commitment to the contemporary sociopolitical context of our nation. Painting is, for González, clearly both a moral choice and a tool for radical artistic experimentation. Consistently innovative and unpredictable in terms of her artistic and thematic strategies, one could argue that the depth and intensity with which González addresses individual and collective grief are what constitutes her most representative contributions to contemporary art.
Plazas, Clemencia 206p., maps, illus., wrps. The Quimbaya Treasure, an extravagant gift from the Colombian State to Spain in 1892, made the aesthetic and technical quality of its style known to the world. Since then it has been considered one of the most notable in Colombia and America. This book is the result of more than fifty years of study of early Quimbaya goldsmithing. Clemencia Plazas, interested in its technical complexity, its aesthetic quality, its stylistic coherence and its influence and contributions to American metallurgy, examined 1,085 pieces, located in the Gold Museum and 33 other museums. She established 16 categories, according to their form-function, divided into three groups: utensils for chewing coca leaves, ornaments and others. Through the sober and unadorned forms, characteristic of the early Quimbaya style, it can be deduced that they were the product of a complex society, with individual leaders.