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    Cunningham, "Agriculture" by Mallette Dean or "Rural Life" by Conrad Buff are some of the famous WPA murals arounding California. Mural is normally a large painting that is drawn directly in the surface of a wall or ceiling. In addition, murals convey the intent of the muralist which can be about the history or the important moments in the past, things in life or just simply to decorating. After a day going around Berkeley, I found out there is a historic mural named "Incidents in California history" which is located at the Berkeley Main Post Office. Accordingly the name of the mural, it depicts the beginning of the state called "California".…

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    The Long Walk Analysis

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    American have experienced. There is four part to this painting and each represent the season during the year; spring, summer, fall, and winter. The painting that was more appealing to me was the last two murals. The mural is a blue sky that is spotted with a huge cloudy overlooking the Native American women and the young boy; beside them are solider that are escorting the Native people. The painting has a variety of abstract starting with the goats to the solider escorting the people to Fort…

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    Frank Romero 's mural, "Going to the Olympics, 1984," it consists of five cars driving in a single file line towards the 1984 Olympics that was held in Los Angeles with hearts appearing above each vehicle, two gentlemen are wrestling in the sky next to a blimp that says "a good year" on it and a horse. The corner of the mural has a stamp on it and on the other side what looks to be an iron. The backdrop is saturated with Los Angeles trademark palm trees under the orange sky. The hearts situated…

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    Mexican Muralism Essay

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    1. Mexican Muralism – Mexican muralism is the term used to describe the revival of large-scale mural painting in Mexico during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The three greatest Mexican muralists were José Clemente, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Diego Rivera is known to be the most important painter of the movement. The Mexican muralism is also known as one of the greatest movements in Mexican territories as it gave a new way for painters to be able to paint in civic buildings and in…

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    Mexican Mural Analysis

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    A mural that caught my attention would be a mural that could be found in the campus of East Los Angeles College. The mural is located in ELAC's Foyer Auditorium by the artist's Raúl Anguiano called “A Biography of Mexican Painting." The mural is described to be around 70-foot-square long mural and according to East Los Angeles College president, Marvin Martinez "Anguiano captures the evolution of Mexican Art from the golden period of the Mayan culture to the 20th century" (Martinez). The mural…

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    Frank Moore Murals

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    Los Angeles is a well-known city; several murals are painted throughout the freeways. What's better than art, to be able to get distracted while being stuck in traffic? Los Angeles residents have taken much love and passion for their automobiles, especially with all the freeways it has. Many murals either had to be restored or taken down, many muralists were angry that the city didn't "take care" of the murals as much as they should've. Murals have a historical meaning behind it, for example,…

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    Honoring The Mural Mile

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    Amongst “Mural Mile”, a 2.5 mile of an array of murals that embody the latinx culture in the San Fernando Valley, there is a mural unlike the rest. This mural, unveiled on March 16, 2014 along a busy strip of Van Nuys Boulevard and Herrick Avenue, is called "Honoring Our Origins". What makes it distinguishable is not the art style or the depicted mountains, plants, and flowers, but the fact that it is the only painting made by women on Mural Mile. These women, better known as HOODsisters (HOOD…

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    Learning Log #5 American Renaissance Murals The image of a 1903 mural created for a US courthouse, is typical of an American Renaissance mural because it has a sense of a unified national identity. Also, the mural has various examples of Renaissance ideals of art. Some specifics being the columns on either side of the woman on a throne. The mural also shows the architecture (throne, columns, steps) as white. This is similar to many American Renaissance murals, to imitate the White City in…

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    The Segundo Barrio Murals are located in South El Paso and the area has always been a poverty stricken area. The name Segundo Barrio came from the Mexicans who actually live their which translate to the Second Ward. Through out history people have always been drawing on walls anyway that they could and the muralists in El Paso are no exception. The Mexican mural tradition started back in 1921 with artists such as Diego Rivera who through his art portrayed his heritage, culture and the everyday…

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    Butler Library, the largest of Columbia University’s libraries, greets its visitors with a centered mural that embodies the importance of the building it resides in. The Butler Library Mural by Eugene Savage is larger than life, both metaphorically and physically. However, it could be easily overlooked as it sits in the shadows, only illuminated by the distant lights. This lack of direct artificial light seems to contribute to the overall aesthetic of the mural. Rather than artificial light, the…

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