Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mural Mural on the Wall...

In Aguascalientes, we had the opportunity to visit the government office building during labor day. Of course nobody was working, but we were still allowed to walk around the building. The walls inside are all decorated by these murals depicting the history of mexico. They were absolutely incredible, with so many ideas and images all crowded together. Here is a sampling of what I saw.

The first image is religious in context, but also i loved the naked uncutness of the image.. ahem. The next image shows the rich being greedy and profiting off the backs of the laborers, with revolution lurking, etc.

Loved the Aztec dragon image.

There was also an entire wall of industrial imagery. This was a closeup of part of the manufacturing area-- i loved the whirling sparks.

If only I could remember the muralist's name.


At 4:35 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

These are some absolutely stunning paintings. It's a shame our government buildings are so beautifully decorated.

At 6:57 PM, Anonymous kyle said...

that dragon was incredible.. would make a great tattoo..


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