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'''David Alfaro Siqueiros''' (Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua, 1896 - Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1974) [[Mexican]] Social Realist Muralist. ''Along with [[Diego Rivera]] and [[José Clemente Orozco]], Siqueiros was one of the most important artists in the Mexican mural movement.'' [http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/11/ca/ho_31.91.7.htm] ''Mexican [[muralism]] started during the first decades of the XX century... The murals of Siqueiros are characterized by an imposing strength and an esthetic full of drama and color.'' [http://www.explorandomexico.com/about-mexico/5/92/]  
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'''David Alfaro Siqueiros''' (Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua, 1896 - Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1974) [[Mexican]] Social Realist [[Muralism|Muralist]]. ''Along with [[Diego Rivera]] and [[Jose Clemente Orozco|José Clemente Orozco]] (the "Big Three"), Siqueiros was one of the most important artists in the Mexican mural movement.'' [http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/11/ca/ho_31.91.7.htm] ''Mexican [[muralism]] started during the first decades of the XX century... The murals of Siqueiros are characterized by an imposing strength and an esthetic full of drama and color.'' [http://www.explorandomexico.com/about-mexico/5/92/] Siqueiros was also a lifelong political activist, a Communist, veteran of the Mexican Revolution and Spanish Civil War; because of his political activism he was several times in prison. Issac Deutscher describes him as a man in whom ''"art, revolution and gangsterism were inseparable."''; he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967. [http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/309-the-artist-as-activist-david-alfaro-siqueiros-1896%E2%80%931974]
  
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Some of his most important works are: "Portrait of Eugene Jolas", c. 1936, "Proceso al fascismo", (1939), "Muerte al Invasor, 1942, "Alegoría de la Igualdad Racial en Cuba", 1944, "El coronelazo", (1945), "La Nueva Democracia", 1945, "Patricios y Patricidas", 1946, "Cuauhtémoc Contra el Mito" ca. 1964, "Nuestra Imagen Actual", 1947 and "Marcha de la Humanidad", (1971). His painting portrayed his ideals of nationalism.
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Siqueiros' first mural, ''The Elements'' (1922), was painted in a stairway of the National Preparatory School. Some of his most important works are: "Portrait of Eugene Jolas", c. 1936, "Proceso al fascismo", 1939, "Retrato de la Burguesía", 1939-1940, "Muerte al Invasor, 1942, "Alegoría de la Igualdad Racial en Cuba", 1944, "El Coronelazo", 1945, "La Nueva Democracia", 1944-1945, "Patricios y Patricidas", 1946, "Nuestra Imagen Actual", 1947, "Cuauhtémoc Contra el Mito" ca. 1964, and "Marcha de la Humanidad", 1971. His painting portrayed his ideals of nationalism.
  
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''Although he is most recognized for his murals inspired by the [[Mexican Revolution]], Siqueiros´s artistic interests were exceptionally varied and included the idea of mechanical motion of futurism, as well as the concept of montage'' [http://www.mfah.org/artsearch.asp?par1=1&par2=Siqueiros%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&par3=1&par4=179&par5=1&par6=1&par7=&lgc=4&eid=&currentPage=1]
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''Although he is most recognized for his murals inspired by the [[Mexican Revolution]], Siqueiros´s artistic interests were exceptionally varied and included the idea of mechanical motion of futurism, as well as the concept of montage'' [http://www.mfah.org/artsearch.asp?par1=1&par2=Siqueiros%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&par3=1&par4=179&par5=1&par6=1&par7=&lgc=4&eid=&currentPage=1]  
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Siqueiros's radical experiments proved influential for [[Abstract Expressionism|Abstract Expressionist]] artist [[Jackson Pollock]], in particular, who was a member of his New York Workshop. [http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79146]
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File:Siqueiros Nueva Democracia 1944.jpg|La Nueva Democracia, 1944-1945.
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File:Siqueiros Pedregal con figuras Rocks with Figures 1947.jpg|Pedregal con figuras, 1947.
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File:Siqueiros Bahia de Acapulco.jpg|Bahia de Acapulco, 1957.
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[[File:Siqueiros Desfallecimiento 1944.jpg|320px]]
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Desfallecimiento, 1944.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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[[File:Siqueiros El petroleo en México 1967.jpg|thumb|El petroleo en México, 1967.]]
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* [[Painting Schools]]
 
* [[Painting Schools]]
 
* [[Mexican Painters]]
 
* [[Mexican Painters]]
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* [[Mexican Painting Masterpieces]]
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[[File:Siqueiros El fuego muerto cubrira toda la tierra 1962.jpg|thumb|left|280px|El fuego muerto cubrira toda la tierra, 1962.]]
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== External links ==
 
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*[http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/siqueiros_david_alfaro.html David Alfaro Siqueiros] ARTCYCLOPEDIA.  
 
*[http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/siqueiros_david_alfaro.html David Alfaro Siqueiros] ARTCYCLOPEDIA.  
 
*[http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/history/jtuck/jtsiqueiros.html THE ARTIST AS ACTIVIST: DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS]
 
*[http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/history/jtuck/jtsiqueiros.html THE ARTIST AS ACTIVIST: DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS]
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*[http://www.polyforumsiqueiros.com/ingles/menu.htm Polyforum Siqueiros]
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Latest revision as of 10:20, 15 July 2016

El Coronelazo, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico.

David Alfaro Siqueiros (Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua, 1896 - Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1974) Mexican Social Realist Muralist. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco (the "Big Three"), Siqueiros was one of the most important artists in the Mexican mural movement. [1] Mexican muralism started during the first decades of the XX century... The murals of Siqueiros are characterized by an imposing strength and an esthetic full of drama and color. [2] Siqueiros was also a lifelong political activist, a Communist, veteran of the Mexican Revolution and Spanish Civil War; because of his political activism he was several times in prison. Issac Deutscher describes him as a man in whom "art, revolution and gangsterism were inseparable."; he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967. [3]

Siqueiros' first mural, The Elements (1922), was painted in a stairway of the National Preparatory School. Some of his most important works are: "Portrait of Eugene Jolas", c. 1936, "Proceso al fascismo", 1939, "Retrato de la Burguesía", 1939-1940, "Muerte al Invasor, 1942, "Alegoría de la Igualdad Racial en Cuba", 1944, "El Coronelazo", 1945, "La Nueva Democracia", 1944-1945, "Patricios y Patricidas", 1946, "Nuestra Imagen Actual", 1947, "Cuauhtémoc Contra el Mito" ca. 1964, and "Marcha de la Humanidad", 1971. His painting portrayed his ideals of nationalism.

Although he is most recognized for his murals inspired by the Mexican Revolution, Siqueiros´s artistic interests were exceptionally varied and included the idea of mechanical motion of futurism, as well as the concept of montage [4]

Siqueiros's radical experiments proved influential for Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock, in particular, who was a member of his New York Workshop. [5]

Siqueiros Desfallecimiento 1944.jpg

Desfallecimiento, 1944.

See also

El petroleo en México, 1967.
El fuego muerto cubrira toda la tierra, 1962.

External links

Zapata, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Nuestra Imagen Actual.