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Mural Art – Muralism

(technique, -present)

The post-revolutionary Mexico of 1920’s stood on the threshold of a new era of relative political stability. Under the presidency Of Alvaro Obregon (1920-24), the government decided that outdoor public art as a visual medium highly accessible to the public could play an important role in restring nationhood shaken by civil war. It commissioned Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros to paint a series of murals on public buildings. Their works validated pre-conquest indigenous culture, revolutionary symbolism and introduced a new visual language that represented social and national themes, religious motifs and a pro-Hispanic world view. In general, they works reflected the government’s nationalistic sentiments and initialised artistic movement which became known as Mexican Mural Renaissance which denounced European influence and instead celebrated Mexican heritage from early Mesoamerica through the Revolution. Correspondingly, Mexican artists were urged to step away from easel painting because it was aristocratic and to express their ideas in a monumental form of wall painting accessible to the masses.

Mural Art – Muralism Artists

Paul Cadmus
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
David Tremlett
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Andrew Schoultz
August 11, 2011 / By The Artists
Jose-Clemente Orozco
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Shannon Bool
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michael Lin
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jorge Gonzalez Camarena
May 17, 2009 / By The Artists
David Alfaro Siqueiros
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jan van der Ploeg
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hadassah Emmerich
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Richard Wright
April 28, 2009 / By The Artists
Philip Evergood
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Raul Anguiano
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joyce Kozloff
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Abigail Lazkoz
April 1, 2009 / By The Artists
Albert Krehbiel
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Toby Paterson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Chiho Aoshima
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hiroshi Senju
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
James Brooks
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Walter Womacka
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gerd Knapper
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Banksy
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Terry Haggerty
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Leidi Haaijer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Aurelio Grisanty
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Stelios Faitakis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Niamh O’Malley
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nicola de Maria
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jess Nelson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Diego Rivera
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Taro Okamoto
March 18, 2012 / By The Artists
Ryan McGinness
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Violet Oakley
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michael Craig-Martin
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Evelyn Dunbar
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Elliott Pinkney
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mark Licari
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alexander Sutulov
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Richard Wyatt
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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