Muralists: Latin–American Movement
The muralists in Mexico have, today, an important cultural weight and also a rich national history.
At the start of the 20th century, after the Mexican revolution, a small group of intellectual painters created this unequaled movement entitled: Muralism. With the objective of educating the masses, rich in social – political content, they began to create these incredible and amazing works of art.
When the revolution was ongoing, they wanted to become independent socially, spiritually and culturally from European influence. With a strong stand for ideals and nationalism, they began their muralists works of art on concrete surfaces.
Depending on the age and social, political movement at the time, different plastic techniques were used. It is important to note the importance to bear your own identity in a country independent of the aforementioned cultural environment.
Diego Rivera was a very important figure in this case with his works of art displaying the indigenous culture like the Mayas, and also others who are part of the Mexican history.
The oppression of the higher classes towards the lower class was the main reason why people, who suffered discrimination, identified with his works increasing his social influence.
This important artist, after political confrontations, painted the mural in the Palace of Fine arts in the city of Mexico (motive for discrepancies with consequences); which represents the capitalist world (With political figures of direct influence), evolutionary theories and also a socialist world. No doubt, he wanted to prove above all, the communist orientation as a symbol of hope.
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