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Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, December 8 1986
Murals — domination of the wealthy and powerful people over laborers and lower classes
European and Mexican folk (Russia, Spain)
Ironic — commissions for capitalist countries rather than socialist.
Typical Mexican art
Nationalist, social and political message
“Art should be accessible […] and painted on walls of public buildings. It should be used as a tool to help working people know their own history, their own worth. “
Popular in United-States
About his art
His goals was for a common person to be able to appreciate art and understand it
Main theme in his murals is the history of Mexico. He achieves that by painting battle scenes that marked Mexico’s historical past.
Nudes, portrayals of fruit and flowers, Frida Kahlo
Shows the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
Commission in 1932, Nelson Rockefeller
"Man at the crossroads"
Lenin’s portrait (Communist Leader and founder of the Soviet Union)