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Mexican Muralism

Mexican Muralism

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will provide an introduction to the Mexican Muralism movement and the work of Diego Rivera.

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This lesson discusses the importance of Mexican Muralism in the history of modern Mexico, focusing on the work of Diego Rivera.

Notes on "Mexican Muralism"


Image of Rivera, Distribution of Arms, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rivera-the-arsenal.jpg; Image of Rivera, Man at the Crossroads, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mexico_-_Bellas_Artes_-_Fresque_Riviera_%C2%AB_Man_at_the_Crossroads_%C2%BB.JPG; Image of Posada, Catarina Calavera, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Posada2.Catrina.jpeg


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