[...] she paints with intransferable delicacy and courage. She paints as it is, with the same essential need of the trobbing of her pulse. She creates with two realities, both truthful and dreamed at the same time. Not only dreamed, but constructed, as delivered to life by the existence she imposes on forms, vigorous and vanished; in the attitudes, elaborated with splendid ease; in strokes of her brush that re-create the lights of impossible dawns and, with simultaneity, amazingly, hook themselves in some eyes of candid, chilling precision or in some foreshortening where there is only truth.
Horacio Sáenz Guerrero
Introduction to the monograph"Emilia Castañeda", 1999. (read the article)