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¡VIVA SIQUEIROS! A new life for Revolutionary Art

by Mark Vallen/ART FOR A CHANGE Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002 at 8:36 PM
vallen@art-for-a-change.com

The last surviving mural in the U.S. by the Mexican Revolutionary Artist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, is now on display in Santa Barbara California.

¡VIVA SIQUEIROS! A n...
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Mexican Artists David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco became known as "Tres Grandes" (The 3 Great ones) for changing the face of Art and using their skills to advocate on behalf of the world's impoverished Workers. Each Artist was guided by his revolutionary political vision, and each forged a revolutionary aesthetic. Siqueiros painted three murals while in exile in the United States. Two of those murals were destroyed because of their radical political messages. The last surviving mural, "Retrato del Mexico de hoy" (Portrait of Mexico Today - 1932), is now on display in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California as part of their permanent collection

"Portrait of Mexico Today" is an important work, not only in the career of one of the world's greatest revolutionary Artists... but also in the history of mural painting. It is a highly political work that not only speaks of the world as it was in 1932, but also reflects our current reality. On Oct. 20th, 2002 I attended the unveiling ceremony for "Portrait of Mexico Today - 1932" and was thrilled to see that thousands of people came to pay tribute to one of the world's greatest Artists. To read my full report on the unveiling of the Siqueiros mural... and to view pictures of the work, please visit the following link;

http://www.art-for-a-change.com/News/siqueiros.htm
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