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Transcript of Chicano Murals
to carry a resistance message to the semi literate mestizo population
to bring a message that within the confines of the barrio there exists a culture and heritage that has value the direct outgrowth of a populist civil rights movement Chicano Park visual images in order to resist:
social injustices major defining moment in history "Wall of Respect" one of the first murals during the movement
painted in 1967 was an inspiration for the
Community Mural Movement murals transformed abandoned space into community space murals in the park depict
images of: myths and legendary icons "Founding of Mexico City" Tony de Vargas, Vidal Aguirre, Felipe Adame pre-Columbian gods "Coatlicue" Michael Schnorr, Susan Yamagata animal imagery "Sueno Serpiente" Felipe Adame & Roger Lucero Mexican and Chicano cultural heroes and heroines scenes based on history "Chicano Park Takeover" Casteneda, Roger Lucero others include:
the Mexican colonial experience, revolutionary struggles
identity and bicultural duality as symbolized in the search for the “indig-enous self” including... "Historical Mural" Guillermo Aranda. Arturo Roman, Salvador Barrajas, Jose Cervantes, Sammy Llamas. Bebe Llamas, Victor Ochoa, Ernest Paul, Guillermo Rosete. Guilbert "Magu" Lujan & M.E.Ch.A. "Tribute to Roger Lucero" Mario Torero murals: a big part in the Chicano Art Movement and it also forged a link between a group and its heritage as time passed numbers of existing murals
are destroyed, covered, or
defaced each year and a
number "vanished" many are still being done on walls anyways
even if the artwork will fade in the future Modern Day Murals muralists required skills and knowledge but not all
seek out knowledge= ragged works that needs
improvement emphasizes formal elegance, abstraction (minimalism, and an elite appeal Painting as a way of Life leaving a life of hardship behind
a way of not living as a gang the death of Pete Valenzuela channeling your emotions elsewhere: = bringing together a group of young people to paint a mural Maria Natividad joined forces with
a well-known mural painter in order:
find new talents giving young people in poor families
a new way of life "A mural painter has a very big responsibility: ordinary
folk don't go to museums but they do walk past outdoor murals. So we have to paint the truth." -Hernandez the truth brought to a new form of pop art many who have done wall paintings aren't professionals but are children and teenagers these unemployed kids gave voice to the walls to express their need to be heard and recognized you don't need any formal education to paint
vivid murals and that will give those who
couldn't continue schooling. BY: Diana Galvan and Vivian Hoang