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Chicano Art Movement

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Jonathan Luviano

on 5 December 2014

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Transcript of Chicano Art Movement

Why did the movement start?
Chicago Little Village
Chicago Little Village
Chicago Damen & 18th El Milagro Taqueria
What is the Chicano Art Movement?
Chicago Little Village
Chicago Pilsen
Chicago Pilsen
Che in Chicago 18th and Western
San Diego, California
The Chicano Art Movement also was used as a means to unite Mexican-Americans by expressing Mexican culture in the murals. These Murals depicted Mexican values in the culture such as:
Aztlan & Mayan Roots
Culture Behind Murals
The Chicano Art Movement was a powerful tool during the 1980's when many Mexican-American social and political groups were seeking change in both fields. Today most of the murals are a reminder of the struggle many Chicanos faced. Even though the Chicano Art Movement has died down in recent years their is still many examples of Chicano style murals in major cities like Chicago. These murals have changed in terms of the message they try to send and the style they are artistically created in.
Chicano Art Movement
Political tensions caused by American Society treating Mexican-Americans like second class citizens
La Raza Unida Party.
The United Farm Workers Union.
The Mexican Youth American Youth Organization.
The Chicano Art Movement was inspired by these political movements.
"La Causa"
"El Movimento"
Started in the 1960's
Emerged in Mexican-American communities in the Southwest.
Art was used to demonstrate the voice of the hispanic community
Impact of Chicano Art Movement
Chicago Ashland & Cermak
Chicago Ashland & Cermak
Chicago Kedzie & 26th
Day Of the Dead Little Village Chicago
Chicago Little Village
José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaros Siquieros, collectively known as los tres grandes, who painted murals in the United States where the three most well known Chicano Muralist during the movement. They were all known to create pieces celebrating Mexico's history in their Murals. Especially the Mexican Revolution and incorporated many famous Mexican revolutionaries in their work.
Key Artists from the Chicano Art Movement
Chicago Damen & 18th
Los Angeles, California
The Great Wall of Los Angeles
(1978, 1980, 1981, 1983)
Judy Baca

The murals heighten pride in the mexican culture.
'Chicano' is the new identity of latinos in California.
Motivating groups to seek out more right for the latino community
Lead by "los Tres Grandes"
Chicano Park (San Diego, California)
Work Cited

Chicano Park (San Diego, California)
Chicano Park
San Diego, California
José Clemente Orozco
Around 40 murals
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Diego Rivera
Paintings March 23, 1973
Found April 22, 1970
Chicano Park (San Diego, California)
Rosen, Martin D. "Chicano Park." Chicano Park. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.
Gomez, Maria C. "06.02.01: The Mexican and Chicano Mural Movements." 06.02.01: The
Mexican and Chicano Mural Movements. Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, 16 June 2006. Web. 01 Dec. 2014. <http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2006/2/06.02.01.x.html>
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