Gaia configures herself into the imagination of each person on earth in a totally unique way.
John Lamb Lash, 06/26/2009
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1984 Mural “Darles Armas Y Tambien Ensenarles a Leer” (Give Them Arms and Also Teach Them to Read) by artist, Jane Norling
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Thirty years ago, 34 artists painted 26 murals in the Mission District’s Balmy Alley to express their opposition to U.S. intervention in Central America and to celebrate Mission Culture and Identity. The above mural was originally painted in 1984 and restored in 2014.
Mexican Muralism was the promotion of mural painting starting in the 1920s, generally with social and political messages as part of efforts to reunify the country under the post Mexican Revolution government. It was headed by “the big three” painters, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siquerios. From the 1920s to about 1970s a large number of murals with nationalistic, social and political messages were created on public buildings, starting a tradition which continues to this day in Mexico and has had impact in other parts of the Americas, including the United States where it served as inspiration for the Chicano art movement.
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Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua
In the 1970s, Jane Norling worked as a founding member with the Haight Ashbury muralists. Her work includes the 1976 mural “Our History is No Mystery” at John Adams Community College, as well as the 1984 mural “Darles Armas Y Tambien Ensenarles a Leer” (Give Them Arms and Also Teach Them to Read), initially painted as part of the Balmy Alley Mural Project.
This mural, which was moved from its original location but is still visible from the street, depicts the Nicaraguan Literacy Campaign, launched in 1980 by the Sandinista government to reduce illiteracy and is based in part on images in photographs by Margaret Randall. The former is well documented in the film Peoples Wall, produced by the Haight Ashbury Film Collective. Source: Wikipedia 2017
In the 1920s an anti-
The mural movement was a response to the original movement of Sandino and the revolution that was inspired by him nearly 50 years later. The murals both offer a realistic portrayal of what happened in the Sandinista-
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A motorcyclist drives past a mural of revolutionary heroes in Managua, Nicaragua. Most streets in the country don't have names. People give directions by using reference points, mostly Lake Managua, when in the capital. Read full article by Carrie Kahn/NPR on below image link-
Mural of Revolutionary Heroes on a Fence in Managua, Nicaragua
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Augusto Nicolas Sandino
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Brazilian mural artists sends World Cup 2014 a clear message: “Need food, not football.”
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