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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Arturo Garcia Bustos Mural, Oaxaca, Mexico
These are some scenes from the Palacio de Gobierno building in the center of Oaxaca. It runs up the main stiarcase and is impossible to miss. The mural is grand in both size and scope, and breathtaking to look at. It was painted by Arturo Garcia Bustos. He began his career at La Esmerelda School of Painting and Sculpture, which opened in 1942 with Diego
Rivera, Frida Kahlo and other well-known artists as faculty. He began his career as a muralist with Diego Rivera in 1947.
When Frida's failing health no longer allowed her to continue teaching
at the school, she invited the students to her Blue House in Coyoacan to
continue their classes. Arturo and three other students continued to
study with Frida. This group came to be known as Los Fridos, because of
their devotion to Frida.
The painted this mural in 1980 to depict the the history of Meixco, both before and after the Conquistedors arrival. depicts famous Oaxacans and Oaxacan history, including Benito Juárez and
his wife Margarita Maza, and José María Morelos, Porfirio Díaz, Vicente
Guerrero (being shot at Cuilapan) and 17th-century nun and love poet
Juana Inés de la Cruz.
Mother of four boys.
Co-owner of three dogs.
No cats, no fish, no birds.
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I quilt and I embroider.
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