Abdulio Giudici

Abdulio Giudici (Buenos Aires, 1914 – Mendoza, Argentina, 2008). As a member of a family of painters – his great uncle was Reinaldo Giudici – he was in contact with art from childhood onwards. He graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón earning a degree as a National Professor of Drawing.

In 1947 he moved to Mendoza and two years later took on a chair in "Art History levels I and II” at the then-titled Escuela Superior de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (today the Facultad de Artes y Diseño de UNCuyo). Ten years later he also assumed the professorship for “American and Argentine Art History."

He wrote articles on design, architecture, the sociology of art, critical judgment, atonal music and art history, for various newspapers, magazines, conferences, and university newsletters, both in Argentina and abroad.

He published the following books: Arquitectura Manierista [Mannerist Architecture] (1972); Arquitectura y Arte de México Antiguo [The Architecture and Art of Ancient Mexico] (1975); La Arquitectura y las artes plásticas del siglo XVIII en Europa y América Latina [18th Century Architecture and Visual Arts in Europe and Latin America] (1978); and with Carlos Mémoli: Cinetismo [Kinetic Art] (1986), Abstracción [Abstraction] (1995), Comentarios Arte y Poesía Martín Heidegger [Martin Heidegger, Art and Poetry] (2000), El espacio y las cosas [Space and Things] (2003), Espacio, tiempo y arquitectura [Space, Time, and Architecture] (2004), and Cézanne, Terminado/no terminado [Cézanne, Finished/Unfinished] (2007).

He took study trips through Europe and America and maintained contact with centers of art and design indebted to the Bauhaus. His vision integrated artistic practice and theoretical conceptualization, and he believed in the union of all the arts.

His work is in the collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires.