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Arte y estética en los minutogramas de Jorge Oteiza

Título de la revista: ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE
ISSN: 0004-0428
Volumen: 91
Número: 361
Páginas: 47 - 64
Fecha de publicación: 2018
During his stay in Buenos Aires in 1939, Jorge Oteiza promoted the artistic information service The art walk, a consequence of which are his Minutogramas. They are close to the comic aesthetic, show a remarkable interest in graphic design, and display a discourse that echoes Surrealism and the "ramonismo" of Ramon Gomez de la Serna. In this way, the sculptor provides some keys to understanding his aesthetic thinking: his belief in the universal values of Geometry following in the footsteps of Leonardo; Nature as the foundation for sculptural creation which he discovers in Maillol, Zadkine, Alberto and Erzia; his admiration for El Greco, Velazquez and Goya as Hispanic models; the recognition of Cezanne as the father of Contemporary Art and the teachings of Hans Arp, constitute some of the themes found in his Minutogramas, in which he also manifests his humanistic dimension in several areas of knowledge.