David Alfaro Siqueiros

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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, 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]

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.

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 [3]

See also

El fuego muerto cubrira toda la tierra, 1962.

External links

Zapata, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Nuestra Imagen Actual.