Essay on Chicano Art
Chicano Art and Indigenismo
Artworks have played an indelible work to the lives of humanity. The creative nature in Artists is a complex matter to define. The uncertainties in the intrinsic nature in art lay difficult aspects that can only be answered by values, themes and skills depicted in an artist artwork. Apart from playing the intricate psychological effect on humans, the artworks have been used as a tool of expression that has been revered and uniquely preserved for future generation. Among some of the most revered modern forms of artwork has included Chicano Art that had a core relationship to Las Carpas, Indigenismo, rascuachismo and other forms of performance art.
Indigenismo or Indianism was a political …show more content…
The Chicano was also fighting for the restoral of land that had been taken from them. The Hispanic community was also fighting for equal rights that would allow them to own land. They were fighting for the return of land that was taken by the US after the signing of the Guadalupe Hidalgo treaty (Carlos, 24). The Chicano radicals demanded that the land be given back to the Mexico Americans, as they believed it constituted part of their ancestral land. Reies Lopez led a three-day march to Santa Fe from Albuquerque petitioning for the investigation to the validity of the Guadalupe Hidalgo treaty as they believed the land belonged to Mexico.
Education was also an important goal for the Chicano art era. Most of the Hispanic kids were not been allowed to most schools as they were still victims of racial discrimination. Prior to that time, the Latinos lacked the right influence to the national political arena by with the Mexican American Political Association unified to elect John F. Kennedy; they were established as a fundamental voting bloc. After Kennedy was sworn in he showed his gratitude by appointing various Hispanic to administrative posts and also listening to the