David Alfaro Siqueiros, People in Arms, 1957. Museo Nacional de Historia, Mexico City
David Alfaro Siqueiros, Revolutionary on a Horse, 1957. Museo Nacional de Historia, Mexico City
David Alfaro Siqueiros, Collective Suicide, 1936, lacquer on wood with applied sections David Alfaro Siquieros, Echo of a Scream, 1937, enamel on wood
Discussion Questions 1.Summarize the Manifesto written by David Alfaro Siqueiros, et al in 1923. What was their objective? What were they advocating? Give specific quotes to support your answer. 2.Describe some of the artistic influences of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Were there commonalities? How did they differ? 3.What political ideologies influenced Mexican Muralism? Describe how this impacted its development. 4.Do you think Rivera’s Rockefeller mural should have been destroyed? Why or why not? 5.Do you agree with Rockefeller’s assertion that “art which is not propaganda is not art at all”? Why or why not?
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