Mexican Muralism

Mexican muralism was the promotion of mural painting starting in the 1920s, generally with social and political messages as part of efforts to reunify the country under the post Mexican Revolution government. It was headed by “the big three” painters, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. From the 1920s to about 1970s a large number of murals with nationalistic, social and political messages were created on public buildings, starting a tradition which continues to this day in Mexico and has had impact in other parts of the Americas, including the United States where it served as inspiration for the Chicano Mural Movement.

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Fresco - History - Mexican Muralism
... Leal, David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera the famous Mexican artists renewed the art of fresco painting in the 20th century ... Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo contributed more to the history of Mexican fine arts and to the reputation of Mexican art in general than anybody else ... Rivera's large wall works in fresco established the art movement known as Mexican Muralism ...
Mexican Muralism - Influence
... After nearly a century since the beginning of the movement, Mexican artists still produce murals and other forms of art with the same “mestizo” message ... Mexican muralism brought mural painting back to the forefront of Western art in the 20th century with its influence spreading abroad, especially promoting the idea of mural painting ... While most Mexican muralists had little desire to be part of the international art scene, their influence spread to other parts of the Americas ...

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